I am Josephine Thomas and I fell in love with scented garden roses and David Austin roses as a young girl already. The texture and the form of the roses when they open up, amaze me and so it was a pleasure to design this beautiful bouquet with Princess Hitomi and Princess Maya.
About Alexandra Farms, Parfum Flower Company, and Myself
Alexandrafarms likes to call itself a ’boutique rose farm’ because they are dedicated to growing nostalgic, romantic Garden Roses.
They are located in the incredibly fertile Savane of Bogota, high in the Andes mountains of Colombia, where the weather is perfect for rose growing: warm days and cool nights. Because of the high altitude, Alexandra Farms produces roses with thick stems and large blooms.
The people of Alexandra farms are all flower industry veterans. They got together in an effort to bring back some of the romance that flowers used to represent. Searching worldwide to find products that weren’t industrially engineered for longevity and uniformity.
Alexandrafarms has besides David Austin roses many other beautiful roses to offer and through Parfum Flower Company these Roses find their way to our Garden Center.
Josephine Thomas from Thomas Home & Garden Inspiration
My name is Josephine Thomas from Thomas home & garden inspiration.
I got offered the opportunity to work with Parfum Flower Company Roses, our provider of the amazing Garden Roses and David Austin Roses, and make a design with these bespoke roses. Princess Hitomi and Princess Maya are just fabulous to create stunning wedding designs as well as beautiful vase designs.
How It All Began
Well, maybe I have to start from the beginning…
As a young girl, I would go to the most amazing flower fairs with my father and I already knew at the time that I would become a florist myself. Also at that time, I saw these amazing David Austin flowers… and I fell in love.
I absolutely fell in love with these roses.
The way they look, the way they are shaped but maybe the most important thing… THE PARFUM on them… Those scents just amaze me every time again.
And from that moment on started selling the David Austin roses in our garden center.
So when I got the question to work with them and make this design for Thursd I started right away!
These Roses Don’t Need Much
Well, these roses don’t need much because they are the most beautiful and bespoke and wonderful-smelling roses, so keeping that in mind I wanted to keep the focus on that and make a classic arrangement that will stand out every single rose in this arrangement.
I mixed some of the roses but keeping the main focus on princess Hitomi and princess Maya.