Flowers symbolize so many things. They can be given in love and regret, happiness and apology, encouragement and sympathy, new birth and sudden loss.A few friends needed flowers recently and each arrangement spoke to the occasion or setting in color and composition, without saying any words at all.Cream and green are soothing, orange and yellow cheering.Soft pink ranunculus for me combined with bright white of the same plus freesia heralded spring and wooed new clients at a korean barbecue proposal meeting. The waitress asked what kind they were and I gave her my card. Flowers for restaurants someday perhaps?…I wanted a long-lasting arrangement for a quiet office setting and this one will last forever! Winward silk flowers made in China look amazingly real and even have a delicate flower petal texture. No garish, awful, fake-looking shades here, these colors look painted by nature in celadon hydrangea and angelica peony from Silk Gardens & Trees in the heart of the 28th Street NYC Flower Market. So in they went into a mango wood vase from Thailand I picked up from Jamali. All in a few days work.