Irthlingborough florist says it with flowers with heart-felt thank you to the NHS and key workers

Kirsty's rainbow floral tribute is her way of thanking people working during lockdown

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 4:15 pm

An Irthlingborough florist who created and photographed a dazzling heart-shaped floral thank you message has had her tribute shared across the globe.

Kirsty Lawson, owner of Pinks Florists, wanted to thank key workers and NHS staff choosing the medium she knows best - colourful flowers.

The scented display has been re-posted by industry associations in the UK and abroad gaining thousands of likes for the flowery design.

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Kirsty, a member of the British Florist Association, said: "I couldn't send flowers to everyone of the key workers individually, but I could do this.

"I wanted to do something on a rainbow theme to show my appreciation for all their hard work and dedication.

"My friend is a nurse, not on a Covid-19 ward, but I know she's found it scary."

A florist for 20 years, Kirsty's work is usually on display at The Stanwick Hotel venue where she provides decoration for weddings, but these are on hold due to lockdown.

Kirsty's floral tribute to the NHS

To show her appreciation the expert in floral tributes turned her talents to selecting a spectrum of coloured blooms to reproduce the rainbow required.

Kirsty said: "I used eryngium, delphinium, scabious, lavender, lilies, aqua pink roses, red carnations, ranunculus, yellow roses, and green carnations and chrysanthemums to create the colours of the rainbow. I also used ivy, spearmint and eucalyptus so it smelt amazing.

The image has been shared by top floristry social media sites including by Oasis floral products, the British Florist Association , the International Floristry Network, the Master Florist and

the South African Flower Union.

Florist Kirsty with grandson Carter, 4, modelling a floral head band

Kirsty added: "I would like people to use the heart flowers as a 'Clap for our Carers'. It's a way to show key workers some love."

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Carter models more of Kirsty's floral art work
Kirsty with her Pinks Florists van and grandchildren, Dolly and Carter.
The floral rainbow