Being a florsit is an interesting job, because the product you work with literally changes twice a week. The flowers we work with change seasonally and there are always new and interesting things we have never heard of! Getting new flowers twice a week is very exciting, because every auction day is like Christmas Day! On auction days we patiently await the fresh, new flowers and scream like little school girls when they finally arrive.
Our delivery driver, Yue, usually picks up the flowers with our speedy delivery van, but on really busy days the delivery is arranged by the people working at the auction.
This is why we get so excited! Buckets of beautiful fresh flowers to work with! Whenever we get flowers, ideas for arrangements rush through our heads. What fresh things can we combine together to make something original? What colours look good together this week? What is that?
Auction days always keep us busy. We have to separate all flowers, clean off the excess foliage and give each one a fresh cut, finally putting them in glass or ceramic containers with clean water. We then organize them in the cooler so they can be easily accessed when make our arrangements. It is very satisfying to process all of the new flowers and fill up the cooler with fresh product. And we do this twice a week (or more if there are weddings or large events)!
As they say, this is how the magic happens…at least one part of the magic. Auction days are great because everyone works together, chatting and drinking tea while we cut and trim our new flowers. Later these flowers will become part of an arrangement that brightens someone’s day!