Diane, A Broad
June 19, 2013

At the Flower Shop

There’s a question I like to ask people when I’m conducting interviews: “what’s your favorite flower?”

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

I know it seems incredibly random and it usually comes out of left field, but I continue to ask because of all the interesting answers I get. Most of the time when a person loves a flower it’s not just because it’s pretty. There’s a backstory, or a metaphor, or a deep-seeded feeling of kinship behind the types of flowers they like.

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Sunflowers, because of the way they represent the march of time and the seasons. Red roses, because that’s what her parents always gave her after a show. Baby’s breath, because she remembers romping through a field of them as a child, completely carefree. Peonies, because of the way they start out as a tiny bulb, then stretch and yawn and wake up into a riot of petals.

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

You can learn a lot about a person from something that’s seemingly so simple

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the Flower Shop by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

So, tell me… what’s your favorite flower?

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3 Responses to “At the Flower Shop”

  1. I love to photograph flowers because, as you said, there is a story behind the whole word “flower” in my life. But if I had to choose one I think it would be freesia for me. :)

  2. Wendy says:

    Ranunculus. They are more delicate than a carnation, but less formal than a rose. Just perfect.

  3. Ashley O'Connor says:

    Lilacs. They remind me of my childhood and always smelling them on the playground. I’ve already told my husband that when we get a house one of the things I really want is a lilac bush.

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