Today’s bouquet, no. 96, with Gladioli ‘White Prosperity’ and Dahlia ‘Kennemerland,’ anemone, hibiscus and crocosmia. I did a quick sketch as well as a photo.
Gladioli ‘White Prosperity’ is one of the top ten flowers sold worldwide, but I can’t help thinking the name sounds a bit colonial, if not actually racist. Maybe I attended too many diversity training sessions while working at the Guardian.
I called this bunch ‘Prosperity’ and put it on sale at FromeBlooms.com, for £20. But it’s now a couple of weeks since I sold anything, so the name may prove to be inappropriate… I’ll keep on keeping on with Today’s Bouquets for a little while longer, but in all honesty it’s unlikely to make me a living in the next few months, and I’ll have spent all my savings by the end of the year. My accounts show only a tiny profit from the online flower shop so far, and a slight loss from going to the Frome Independent market (once insurance costs are considered).
So, I may have to return to the world of work soon, which wouldn’t be so bad, but wouldn’t be as good, as Doing The Plan. Time for a think and another cup of tea.
As I finished that paragraph, and looked up from my garden desk, the sun came out after a rainy day, and half a dozen cabbage whites emerged from nowhere to lay eggs on the Brussels Sprouts, so their caterpillar offspring can eat what’s left of my brassicas.
I hope your garden plants and plans are coming along better than mine, and that now and then you hear a perfectly appropriate song that makes you laugh out loud!