Her hands have always loved creating something. From drawing, knitting to carpentry… Once flowers were in her hands, Turid Lien from Norway went overboard. This became her profession! Meet this creative Norwegian florist who loves blue flowers.
“The more plants and flowers around me, the happier I am! I am still fascinated by the colors, shapes and lines of a flower. Every flower is unique,” says Turid in her flower shop in Ski, a town 30 kilometers south of Oslo. After her training as a florist, she participated in several European competitions. “Every competition took me one step further in my craftsmanship as a florist! ” she says delightedly.
Turid has been the proud owner of her own flower shop Skiblomster for 8 years now and she’s also a jury in several Norwegian flower arranging competitions. In addition to conventional bouquets, she makes special flower arrangements for funerals, but also regularly provides the decoration for luxurious hotels and eccentric weddings.
For example, the blue Scilla bifolia is one of my favorite flowers in spring… But I also love the Anemone hepatica. Yet of all the flowers, the small modest and fragile Myocotis wins! For me, there is nothing better than getting a bouquet full of ‘forget-me-nots’…” Turid says delightedly.
She finds her inspiration mainly in nature. “I am surrounded by mountains and fjords. All I have to do is look around and new ideas will flood over me!”