Reflections from a trip to the wholesale flower market in Manhattan

After a long day, arranging flowers is therapeutic -- each trip to the flower market brings out a new sense of creativity and artistic expression.  I discover a new sense of which flowers inspire me and makes me think “why” I’m drawn to certain types of flowers.  Not only does flower arranging remind me of the personality and artistic side of who I am, but also, as a person of faith, it’s a reminder to stop, reflect, and meditate on beauty and creation.

My Mom recently recommended Edith Schaeffer's book, Hidden Art, that has a chapter devoted to flower arranging.  The below quote is an inspiration to me:  

“If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers … is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation” (Hidden Art, by Edith Schaeffer, p. 109).

If you haven't been to the wholesale flower market before, would highly recommend it -- details and address here: