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It’s rare for me to get misty about the passing of summer. I love autumn that much more. But with the Farmer’s Market looking just a bit bleaker as the weeks creep on, I do find myself missing the armful of flowers I come home with each week between June and August. My favorite Farmer’s Market bouquet? Gladiolas!! I love them! Perhaps it’s because I’m a Morrissey fan, or maybe it’s because they are colorful, big, and abundant.
When I lived in Chicago I’d go to the Farmer’s Market with one of my most beautiful (inside and out) friends. The one thing we could never agree on, was gladiolas (or is it gladioli?). I couldn’t get enough of them and she wouldn’t be caught dead with them in her apartment. “They’re FUNERAL flowers!!!” she would always emphasize during our little debates.
That made me wonder…are there any other flower varieties out there with an undeserved bad rap? What flowers do you think add extra oomph to your home interior? We all know to try and stay with flowers that are in season, but what else should brides think about when choosing flowers for their wedding? I had lots of autumn colored callas at my own wedding. Funeral flowers or not, I still love glads as well as my wonderful friend who had such a distaste for them. Summer may be over, but its blooms live on over at flickr. Alright, I’ve gotten that out of my system. Time to go find a pile of leaves to jump in!