Here is the history of our wonderful flowers, arranged fresh each week by the Flower Committee, together with notes provided by the Committee:
September 3, 2017
Zinnias from Our Very Own Hilltop Gardens!
This vibrant arrangement of zinnias can be found in our dining room. The vase itself is a multifaceted gem and can hardly be appreciated in the picture.
The flowers were provided by green thumbs of our resident gardeners from the Hilltop Gardens. These wonderful people grow them and others all spring, summer and fall for our talented flower committee to arrange and display throughout our community building.
According to A. E. Powell, zinnias represent “friendly thoughts and earnest good wishes thus create and maintain what is practically a guardian angel, always at the side of the person thought of.” If you wish to learn more about the language of flowers, I highly recommend Flowers, the Angels’ Alphabet – The Language and Poetry of Flowers, by Susan Loy.
July 30, 2017
Residents gathered late in July to remember the founder of Collington’s Flower Committee, Penny Vickery. It was she who insisted on using only fresh flowers at Collington. Since Penny’s favorite color was pink, the flower arrangement created for the gathering’s refreshment table included commercially grown pink roses, Matsumoto asters, and larkspur. From Collington’s own gardens came colorful Leucothoe foliage, pink crape myrtle, phlox, and purple statice.
June 27, 2017