After what’s been a very rainy week, we’re ready to shake ourselves off and bestow a little sunshine on Joburg’s grey canvas before things get too gloomy. Our roses are looking stunningly bright at the moment, well fed as they are on the richness of Summer. Across the city, the gardens are getting a little... unruly. The florists in Johannesburg will have an uphill battle on their hands keeping their nurseries trimmed and orderly, when every time they turn their backs their gardens have grown another couple of centimetres.
Thankfully by the time I get my hands on a flower delivery, our florist has pruned and clipped them and given them a stern talking to to ensure that there aren’t any stray thorns that may unintentionally harm our clients, which would be the exact opposite of the message we send. It’s a pity roses are so prickly at one end, even if they more than make up for it with the splendour at the other. It isn’t a case of having to endure pain to appreciate beauty; before preparing a rose for any flower deliveries, Bespoke ensures the wild dangers of a rose are clipped back and well taken care of. Good for me too, or I might spend half my pay check on bandages.