Covid-19 has made every business person think differently. Having all of our weddings get pushed out or cancelled we had to come up with new ideas on how to promote ourselves, and use the products/flowers we have grown. It's June and peonies are plentiful! I couldn't tell you what the name of each of them are, who cares! I grow them for the color, the size, basically whatever works with the criteria.

The criteria for this bouquet: The bride needs a bridal bouquet in two days, likes the color blue, naturalistic in style and my height 5'4''

That is all I got, which is awesome! I could make anything I wanted! I made the bouquet with everything I had in my garden, except for the "blue". Had to make a trip to Boston(1hr.10min) to pick up Tweedia. This is the first time I've used three different types/color of peonies in one bouquet and it worked, yay.

I made the bouquet as always the day of the event, wrapped with antique lace and delivered for free with the intent to take photos. Cost to the bride: $150 with a bout for free.

Went to the flower market in Boston today. They took off the brown paper covering the glass front doors. I was so happy to open them, step in and said, ahh... It was a sigh of relief, until I started talking to the vendors. They seemed so defeated, all used to the fast pace of the find, haggling with the customers and each other. The more I walked around and talked to them, the more I was saddened by all of them. "Business is so slow, we have flowers, but no weddings or events". I told my friend/vendor Frankie, we have to keep trying and come up with new ideas to sell. My idea this week, "back yard weddings and elopements". I have my first tomorrow!

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