For florists, requests for flowers for March are a welcome expectation. As a studio florist with no traditional high street shop front, Mothering Sunday is one date in the calendar we feel privileged to take part in.

Of course there are other occasions people come to talk to me about Flowers for March. Spring Weddings are delightful, Daffodils en-masse from Bridal Bouquets to smalls with clutches of narcissus win the day.

Gorgeous Cornish narcissus a popular choice for Mothering Sunday

Gorgeous Cornish narcissus a popular choice for Mothering Sunday

Its during the usual 3rd Sunday of March that Mothering Sunday, or Mothers Day; as popularly termed, make the days leading up to the Sunday quite busy with many requests for ‘Flowers for Mum.’

As to which ‘Flowers for Mum’ are popular, this is hugely varied. Spring flowers remain firm favourites. We happily provided some of our little customers with ribbon tied bunches of narcissus, as well as a few stems in glass jars to present to their someone special.

Creamy petals of yummy-ness.

Creamy petals of yummy-ness.

As a bespoke florist, many happily let us ‘put something together’ and that we did this Mothering Sunday weekend. All bouquets were highly individual, abundantly varied, and by all accounts, didn’t disappoint. Bit of a showy off thing to say, but speaking to a bespoke wedding ring maker, we agreed how slightly nervy it can be handing over a carefully lovingly created piece of work. I guess that is part of the joy of the un-mass produced professional florist.

Tones & textures in pink to lilac to blue: Clematis, Cymbidiums, Rosa Aqua, Tuberose, Wax flower, Delphimiums - and a whole armful more!

Tones & textures in pink to lilac to blue: Clematis, Cymbidiums, Rosa Aqua, Tuberose, Wax flower, Delphimiums – and a whole armful more!

We huge fun this March Mothers day weekend putting together ‘something different’ or ‘something interesting with a bit of texture’ as well as ‘I’ll let you get on with it.’

Light to pale with punctuations of colour. Ivory lisianthus, pale blue hydrangea amongst others.

Light to pale with punctuations of colour. Ivory lisianthus, pale blue hydrangea amongst others.

Predominately the main event was Mothering Sunday flowers, flowers for a wedding blessing were put together as well.

A Bridal Bouquet was needed, plus ‘casual’ table flowers. A brief of laid back seasonal happiness, what about narcissus? Yes! Uniformed colour, loose in style & lots of them, brief fulfilled.

A lovely almost football sized bridal bouquet. Jam jars & small vases ran along tables, window sills & fireplaces. The scent; after setting up the tables was divine! Pots of cream, yellow & gold everywhere.

Standing tall. bridal bouquet of around 100 stems!

Standing tall. bridal bouquet of around 100 stems!

I have to add, with the amount of Cornish stems in the studio that week in March, the scent seemed to last forever. The delight was also watching the transformation from slim things of nothing with onion skin hair nets into fabulous petals of delight – isn’t nature clever.

A few of the table flowers - different sizes of pots of joy.

A few of the table flowers – different sizes of pots of joy.

What a fantastic weekend. A tad weary, & if there were a ‘convert Monday into your own bank holiday,’ then after a 10 day weekend like this, yes please. Until then, a large coffee & time to clean the buckets & sweep the floor for the next 10 day weekend.

Flowers for mum. Shapes & Spikes: Purple Alium, Clematis, Amaryllis amongst many stems.

Flowers for mum. Shapes & Spikes: Purple Alium, Clematis, Amaryllis amongst many stems.