The first stop on our itinerary was Venice, Italy. This city is like no other in the world and the inspirations for design are everywhere. As someone who works with flowers regularly the many luscious rose bushes took me by surprise. This concrete jungle had roses growing out of walls, roofs, and fences. Additionally, the giant hydrangeas were also striking and made me wonder why it's so hard for my wholesale distributors to acquire these...they DO exist!