I must have flowers,

always & Always

- Claude Monet -

“Flowers are beautiful creations to behold”. Their colors are vibrant. Their scents are pleasantly sweet. Their beauty? Mesmerizing!

I have always been fascinated with flowers even at a very young age. Perhaps growing up in a neighborhood were several flowering plants were cultivated enticed me to be very fond of blooms. I can still recall all the names of the flowers that surrounds our house including those that bloom on a specific time of the day and those that have delicate fragrances. I have always like the scent of Sampaguita (Jasmine) which reminds me a lot of my mother. She love placing them on the altar at home.

I don’t think there could be a more delightful sight than gazing at blooming flowers. It’s like a breath of fresh air. It rejuvenates!


A flower blooms for its own joy

Oscar Wilde

I always like to have flowers on the table, I think they make it look special

Ina Garten

Growing up, I developed more appreciation for flowers. I also learned floral arrangements and had few opportunities to do floral arrangements for weddings and receptions in the past. However, I didn’t not continue down that path or consider it as a professional career. I took a different road and a different career, yet I remain passionate about flowers and continue to do arrangements occasionally but only less elaborate ones.

During gatherings with my family and friends, I love placing flowers on the table because it adds a more refined touch. I prefer fresh flowers on table settings and If I am home, I will usually just cut some leaves from our plants and use them as fillers. But If I don’t get a chance to buy fresh ones, I use any artificial flowers available. Flowers can surely make any corner of your home pretty and lively. You can practice creativity and think of other substitutes for vases or regular flower pots. I used kettles a couple of times.

Flowers don’t worry about how they are going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.

Jim Carrey