‘Lonely bouquets’ bring a splash of colour to town

Sam Jones, Zo� Hill, Bella and Gemma Powell.
Sam Jones, Zo� Hill, Bella and Gemma Powell.

A Daventry florist has been hiding bouquets of flowers across the town in a bid to bring smiles to the faces of residents.

Gemma Powell, 31, runs the Orange Blossom florist on Daventry High Street with the help of Zoë Hill, Sam Jones and the shop dog, Bella.

The green-fingered trio have been hiding beautifully crafted ‘lonely bouquets’ containing chrysanthemums, crocosmia and roses across the town, including Sheaf Street and the Grange.

Each bouquet comes with a message asking the lucky recipient to take a photo and share it on the Orange Blossom’s Facebook page, before dropping by to pick up a bouquet to hide themselves.

Gemma, who lives in Daventry, said she had come up with the idea as the shop prepares to host its Macmillan Coffee morning tomorrow (Friday) from 10am. Gemma said: “We just wanted to cheer people up. It makes people smile.”

“We don’t want people to have to pay out or anything, because some people can’t afford it. We just hope finding one will make their day.”

More information about the ‘lonely bouquets’, can be found at facebook.com/pages/Orange-BlossomFlorist/241863575842751?fref=ts.