The beautifully Fragrant Stock Flower: How can you use her this summer to be happy?

Beloved Flower Lover,

She knew Stocks were her favourite summer flower. So when she got the call from out the blue, she decided to allow herself to step outside her comfort zone and bring her some Stock flowers. A little online research revealed the following about the highly fragrant and gorgeous flower.

The London Flower Lover Stock Flower

Stock Fact Sheet

Stock flower (commonly called Gillyflower) and botanically called Matthiola incana is highly fragrant and stunningly beautiful.

What does the stock look like?
They are clusters of round double flowers, which form a spike at the top of each stem. They come in white, pink, purple, red and yellow.

When can you get  them?
The fragrant Stock is available during their peak season which is between March  and August.

Where can you buy or get them from?
Streetmarkets, as well as florists, supermarkets and garden centres. Or your own garden or your neighbours!

What do you do when you get them?
Condition them. If you get them from a florist remove the flower food. You will be using that later. If not remove all the  leaves from below the water level. Cut the stems on a slant with knife or scissors and place them in a clean vase with fresh water and flower food. Now step back and smile. That last step is mandatory!

Stock are named after Italian botanist Pietro Andrea Mattiol, and if you look at their leaves you might notice a similarity to the cabbage family. Yes, they are related. They are also known as gillyflower.

The London Flower Lover Stock Fragrant summer flower handbag and  glamorous shoes

Stock: Self Love, Self Care, Self Awareness:

Use Stocks as part of your self care, self love and self awareness processes as they represent lasting beauty and symbolise a happy life.

They reflect back to us how we really care, love or have compassion for our negative sides of ourselves. So notice how we relate to their fragrance and looks and know that is it ok to love up on ourselves. Taking good care of yourself is all about how we relate to ourselves. The fragrant beauty you enjoy when you see them reflects back to you what you are naturally. Just notice how you relate to them.

What message are they giving to you now?

It may be as simple as putting in place a supportive system around yourself or maintaining it. This system will remind you of where beauty and happiness really come from within your life. Be even more compassionate to yourself is what we say.

Please like, share and comment.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The team,

The London Flower Lover


About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
This entry was posted in celebrations, Flower Research, Self Care Bootcamp using Flowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The beautifully Fragrant Stock Flower: How can you use her this summer to be happy?

  1. Cecilia says:

    Stock Flowers are beautiful, and so are your pictures. Congratulations. And thanks for sharing.


Welcome to this floralicious floraluniverse. We are so glad you are here, please leave a reply, a comment, a thought, a message

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s