In 2012, David Austin introduced a new English Musk rose to the world whose name was "100% inspired by the rose itself". It didn't take local growers and flower market vendors long to pick it up, and we now have it saved for us weekly at the market, by one of our favorite vendors. Besides having a beautiful face, form, and fragrance, Tranquility has the amazing quality of endurance.
And now a little note about light. As any florist will know, wedding day does not often provide opportunities for taking photos before the flowers leave the shop. But we took a moment, and placed the bride's bouquet near the front of the store where natural light streams in through the large front window. The first photo is where the window's light plays on the front and the second where the light comes from behind.
Tranquility was joined by ranunculus and dahlias from Half Moon Bay, and clematis from Chalk Hill in Healdsburg – all wrapped up in hand-dyed silk ribbon.