Blue Geranium originally opened at a kiosk in Torquay (July 2007), which had previously been occupied by a Fortune Teller. Coincidentally, the name we created was in honour of the great crime writer Agatha Christie and her birthplace, Torquay. She wrote a short story, The Blue Geranium (1932), and created a villain, a Fortune Teller, who convinced her victim to beware of blue flowers.
18 months later, Blue Geranium moved to Totnes, which Don & Phil were more familiar with after their previous business collaboration with Green Fuse. In addition to a workshop space by the River Dart, they also traded for three years from a very beautiful flower stall at the historic and very popular Totnes Market every Friday and Saturday, before finally moving to a permanent shop on Castle Street, Totnes.
Blue Geranium offers a particular style that's natural with rich textures and tonal colours and often compared to elegant garden style arrangements
Blue Geranium has travelled to many wonderful locations and provided floral arrangements for some great clients, including a celebrity wedding on a private island in the Caribbean (2009), a Highland fling at Blair Castle, the prestigious Park Lane Hilton for the London 2012 Olympics and a private luncheon at Dartington Hall for H. M .The Queen (March 2010).
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What We Do
The Mechanics of Floristry
Fresh flowers arrive at the shop or on location for Phil & Don to prepare, condition, arrange and install. Several hours have already been spent in preparation prior to fresh flowers arriving; Consultations, writing quotes, negotiations, ordering sundries, stock etc.