|Posted on 6 March, 2018 at 14:10|
We've been planning to offer a range of Funeral Flowers at Mill Pond Flower Farm since we first started growing flowers and we're now ready to roll. I thought I'd explain why it's so important to us, and how this makes our funeral flowers different.
Most people have to deal with death rarely, and generally they don't have a plan to go from. In a state of shock and grief, they naturally follow what they've seen before and don't have the time or emotional energy to challenge or research the options. When my Dad died and we were planning his funeral my Mam assumed that the flowers would be large foam letters and the only choice was what they should say. It was what she'd seen at other funerals and the first thing that came to mind, despite loving flowers and her garden and my Dad being a keen vegetable grower. As a flower grower of a few years at that point, I have to admit to being a bit startled. Obviously, I created the coffin flowers using flowers I'd grown, everyone loved them, and I know my Dad would have wholeheartedly approved.
In a previous career, I was a nurse for fifteen years, caring for hundreds of dying people and their relatives. I understand the process, and also the pressures of bereavement. Funerals should be an opportunity to celebrate and remember the person who has died, and they should be as unique and individual as that person. Flowers are a key part of the ceremony, they can provide a visual focus and express care and love that can be hard to put into words. the last memories of our loved ones are bound up in that day, it's important. That's why we're providing funeral flowers.
Flowers for Frank -including hops for the home brewer