We all have our favourite flowers associated with our childhood or younger formative years, connected to parents or grandparents. The distinctive perfume, colour and sometimes texture of certain flowers can evoke a subtle memory and a warm place in our hearts of loved ones past and present.
I once cared for a lady in residential care, who we shall call Iris. Her entire life held a strong association with a wide range of floriculture. Iris told me it all started from a very young age when she would pick violets from her grandmother’s garden and place them on her pillow every evening.