Walking through Boston’s Public Garden this morning on the way back to my office from a doctor’s appointment in unseasonably cold and wet weather, I was cheered on by some hearty rusty-orange colored mums – a real sign of fall. Even after years of commuting through that garden to work, every time I pass through I am surprised by the beauty of the flower beds, and always leave with a spring in my step.
I feel the same way about flowers at home – and I bet someone you know does too. Even the simplest flowers bring a unique cheerfulness to the indoors.
Winston Flowers is a Boston area florist that seems to be the gold standard up here. They are overpriced for many purposes, but for a special occasion they know just the trick, have impeccable service (just call 1-800-457-4901 – and they can keep your info on file for the future) and they’ll coordinate with other top notch florists to send to anywhere… my home town in New Jersey and Half Moon Bay, CA, to name a couple I’ve tried.
The best thing about Winston’s is their Charity in Bloom program. Each month, they provide a set arrangement for which 20% of the proceeds will benefit a particular charity. This month the organization is Rosie’s Place, a well respected Boston area charity that is a safe haven for homeless and poor women. Winston’s has matched the colors of Rosie’s Place with a bouquet of autumn flowers in soft violets and white.
So, make the day of someone you love – give them a bit of the Public Garden at home while giving 20% to a public charity. And don’t forget to stay tuned for next month’s charity. This present works all year.