17 days ago: Received nice, large supermarket bouquet of flowers from Dave and Tara. Placed in my largest vase. No photo.
At 7 days, I used a large tea tumbler to keep the brightest and the best of what was left. I didn’t get a picture of it at that time. Throughout the next 6 days or so, I would remove the deadest of the dead (those darn Gerbera Daisies are always the first to go).
Day 13: However, the 13th morning of the bouquet, I threw out a sink-full more and filled Gavin’s favorite juice glass. Pictured here: the bouquet just before the change from the tumbler to the juice glass and again just after.
Today was day 17 of the bouquet. I place the final incarnation of it, the last few healthy blooms and pieces, in an old Homer – Laughlin China creamer.
My point? There is really no reason whatsoever not to have fresh flowers in the house at all times. They are readily available, reasonable and long-lasting. Plus-they satisfy the urge to garden during the cold months.
Loving the flowers!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Butter, bread, toilet paper, ground beef, fresh bouquet…
U-P-D-A-T-E: Day 22 – tossed. I am leaving town and they’d be totally dead by the time I return and they were just…done. 22 days, though, people!