However, I realize now that there was no fragrance to speak of. That could be because all of my senses were overwhelmed or perhaps it was just because of the frigid temperatures.
This flower wholesaler is like a massive Costco of all things living.
I slowly turned around to be greeted by huge drooping Amaranth stems. Okay. I know their beauty by planting them for clients, but I never thought to carry them into the winter as a cut flower. Stoopid. See what you don’t know that you didn’t know that you didn’t know? That’s what the Amaranth did for me.
I guess that’s one of the reasons I love shopping retail at Dutch Mill. Janice always lets me know what the best price is and why I should want certain blooms when they’re in season. As I’ve overheard her saying to brides-to-be: “You want Peonies? Now? “
Not that I’ve ever questioned her inventory. I’m always sure to fall in love with something new. Like I could have fallen right into this bucket of eucalyptus.