When a young woman’s friend’s mother accidentally fell into a pond, the distraught mother of two thought her dead flower would be perfect for her to make.
Instead, it was a huge, beautiful and heartbreaking flower.
Marlene and Steve Baughman’s blooming, one of a kind flower was the subject of a BBC TV series, “The Life of a Flower”.
Baughman, a painter, created the flower by replicating the way it looks when the petals fall off the flower.
The flower has an almost organic feel to it, as if it’s alive.
The pair decided to name the flower after the mother of their deceased friend.
It turns out the mother died in an accident that killed her young daughter, but the young woman had never even been to the pond where the flower was found.
The young woman said, “I was just standing in the pond, and there was a big black flower hanging in the water.”
The young mother had also never been to Marlene’s shop, Bonita Flower Shop in Manchester, before discovering the blooming flower.
“I thought, ‘I need to make this and sell it,'” Steve Baugher told the BBC.
He started painting the flower, which was later named Marlene, and eventually got permission from his mother to sell it to a local newspaper.
Marlene’s flower, shown in its new state, is now part of the family collection.
It is also a tribute to the real Mary, a young flower enthusiast who was also an avid pet owner.
She was killed in a car accident when she was 15 years old.
Steve and Marlene Baughmans were inspired by Mary’s flower to create a floral dress for her, which is now in the family’s collection.
The flowers are part of a series of items that Steve and Marles love to make and sell.
“The thing that we like to do is we just look at the flower and just do it and it’s going to be amazing,” Steve Baghman said.
For the past three years, Steve and Mary have been making a custom floral dress that is the subject in the new “The Heart of Mary” episode of the BBC One show.
Baugher said Mary’s passion for flowers started when she discovered the joys of petting her own cat.
She would come to his shop to buy her favorite petting and would sit down with the flower for a moment, but eventually the cat would leave and the two would have a catnap.
The couple have been fascinated by the flower ever since.
“It was just a piece of her that had been so beautiful and had been there for so long,” Steve said.
They decided to make their own flower dress.
Baghman has also started working on a new petting project.
He is now trying to raise enough money to produce a custom flower dress that will have the original owner’s cat in it.
There are also plans to make an entire flower dress from the flowers, and Steve hopes that his new flower dress will help to inspire people to make flowers their own.
“We’ve been doing a lot of research about flowers,” Steve told the station.
“We’ve done a lot research on flowers and we’ve found some pretty amazing things about them.”