Flowers is one of the best things in life, or if you prefer the best. The second best thing is getting to know other people who have the same “floral” beliefs as you. The love for blooms! It’s kind of a “religion” in reverse, where you see first and then you believe. You face a dahlia and this can instantly put a smile on your face, or you hug a bunch of chrysanthemums able enough to make your whole day bright! Sometimes you are so fortunate that “pure joy” can be achieved into a Secret Garden! This was that day!
A few steps under the ground there is a colourful paradise on Earth! Pumpkins of all sizes, autumn plants, succulents, roses, ferns and berries were spread all over this creative space, ready to be part of a wonderful arrangement. I arrived right on time to experience a step-by-step preparation where love and care were the “lead materials” for every creation.
The whole studio was a nature’s simulation and everything was blooming. I could stay all day observing the Secret Garden team while working quietly, paying attention to the slightest detail and tenderly handling and designing their bouquets. They had those moments of excitement when their hands were absorbing the scent of the resin, and that exact time I was realising the passion for their work. The colours, the smells the textures were alive and they were transforming them into something new and unique. Different flowers were getting together in a bunch, harmonically and gracefully.
I always thought that working with flowers and plants could be a “dream job” ! During my stay there I convinced myself that being part of this beauty on a daily basis, banishes each and every fear, worry or anxiety. In their studio the routine blossoms into a pleasant and creative procedure, filled with vivid petals and leaves.
I left Secret Garden with an inner fulfilment and a basket of chrysanthemums! The whole day, I was carrying that delight of being closer to my greatest love, plants! Thank you girls!
(photos by Gertrude, post created especially for teapot.gr, thank you girls!)