With another week of flower deliveries behind us and the wilting heat reversed by merciful rains, our city is once again sprouting petals from every corner. The florists Johannesburg relies on to beautify the lives of its citizens have a never-ending task. Like busy worker bees, we bumble from place to place tending to the vines, keeping it all in good order.
For our online florist, there’s no sweeter honey than a satisfied customer, and each flower delivery is seen to with great care and individual attention. It’s easy to become invested in the adventure of a delivery, wondering who the bouquet is for and what occasion it signifies. The deliveries have taken me to parts of the city I never knew existed, learning the secret routes and local rituals of the dozens of communities that make it up. It’s great when I arrive and other people step up to the quest, too. You really learn how friendly the city can be, when someone local sets aside the time to personally escort you to your client. A job at this florist has taught me that lives extend far past the glimpsed walls of residential zones and office parks. Every day people within are celebrating birthdays, weddings and plain old love.