In the rose world when you mention repeat, you are often referring to how often or how quickly a rose repeats it’s bloom cycle. Some repeat quickly while others do their amazing display of blooms all at once.
Repeat now has another meaning for me. On the Rose Chat Podcast recently our guest was Jennifer Grove, Founder of Repeat Roses. You can listen to Jennifer tell her story by clicking the Rose Chat logo below…
Repeat Roses provides concierge pickup service to remove hotel and wedding event floral arrangements, and delivers joy to local residents at nursing homes, hospice care and family shelters. Their goal is to deliver joyful experiences that benefit the emotional health of their residents and patients.
Many of you know that I am a former florist and I can tell you that it used to drive me and my associates crazy to know that our beautiful creations would most likely end up in the trash in a few hours.
I can also speak as a mother of the bride and a mother of the groom when I say what a great service they are providing. After a big event families want to do something with the flowers, but are too exhausted to organize what Repeat Roses has in place. They take care of containers, redesigns and delivery! They even return to the site to collect and compost all waste to keep tons of organics out of landfills!
How fulfilling for families and event planners — to have the flowers that just contributed so much to their beautiful event, have another life bringing joy to those in their community who most need their spirits lifted.
I applaud Jennifer for her innovative and sustainable solution to a florist’s nightmare! Please go to RepeatRoses.com to see just what they are doing. And, following along on Facebook to see what’s going on regularly! If you or someone you know is having a special event, maybe you can partner with them too!
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What a great story and a great idea! It must bring so much joy to the elderly to have lovely flowers delivered. And I had no idea you used to be a florist. I always wanted to learn how to make arrangements so my flowers would look beautiful in my home. That’s a wonderful talent to have. Thanks for sharing Teresa! I always enjoy your blog. Linda
Hello Linda, I agree, Repeat Roses is something we have needed for a very long time@ Arranging flowers give me unmeasurable pleasure… but special event flowers having a second life, especially for those who need a special touch, is over the top! Have a rosey day!
Now I know why your seasonal flower arrangements are so beautiful! Good post!
Thanks Diane! Can’t wait to have flower to arrange again! Nothing better than having a garden for picking and arranging! Hugs.
I wrote about a similar organizationback in 2007 called Friends with Flowers. Their website is no longer up, but they have a Facebook page. Flowers really do lift the spirits. I call them mental health therapy. There should be an organization like this in every town big enough to have a hospital.
I so agree Kathy! Mental Health Therapy indeed. I will check out the FB page.
How cool is that? Nice to know that there are services who provide such wonderful ways for our loved ones to see and smell such beauty!