I read somewhere that Germans spend more money on cut flowers than any other culture. The article said that Germans love having fresh flowers in their homes and giving flowers as gifts. I can vouch for at least one set of friends who have consistently given us beautiful flower bouquets.
To further back up this claim, today’s blog is about one of the best phenomenons I’ve observed since arriving in Germany: Side of the road fields specifically for cut flowers. When I write this, I don’t mean that there is a person there selling flowers on the side of the road. I mean there is a whole field of flowers. One only has to pull over, cut the flowers and leave the money. They even provide cutting knives! It’s based on the honor system and they are everywhere. Finally last night we were able to visit one ourselves and create a beautiful arrangement of Gladiolas for the kitchen! Thanks to my sweet Thorsten for documenting the event.