Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I nee. I’m perfectly lonely. ― John Mayer
Our blooms were perfectly lonely, indeed. On June 30, 2013, the zinnia’s, coral peonies, daisies, seeded euc and every one of their budding friends were a simple kind of free. As they spread throughout the Statesboro area tagged with only one mission: to make a stranger happy. Lucky clusters.
The adventure that this simple concept (to gather flowers to leave behind for an unexpected surprise) creates is precisely the kind of joy we seek – the perfect mix of chance, suspense and delight.
Here’s how to join the (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Movement. It’s easy. And, it’s great!
First, print cards to be tagged on each of the leave-behinds. Here are examples of the “Take Me” cards to tag your bouquets before you say adeiu and farewell.
Then, gather your stems from the garden.
Next, strand the posies about town & countryside. Leaving your outcasted flowers friends in locations that create short term estrangement – because early adoption is great. Don’t you think?
Our favorite locations this were the bustling ones like The Market District, the court house, Gentilly Gardens and the GSU library.
And, that is it.
Though it doesn’t happen each time, it’s wonderful to find out where our flower friends went.
The Lonely Bouquet Movement’s only goal is to brighten a stranger’s day through flower power – whether from your garden, local florist or yard. The movement started with one person, one bouquet, one tag and one wish. Emily (who founded the movement) documented every single bouquet she cast. Now, the energy spans the globe bringing smiles to the world one flower at a time.
The more enthusiasts the merrier. Come along. Join in with us!
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And, see the Lonely Bouquet adventures of The Chapel Designers:
Posh Floral Designs
Alicia Jayne Florals
Stacy K Floral
Colonial House of Flowers