Thursday, February 15, 2007

Flower Rescue

I don't know whether I'm the only one who's batty enough to do this, but I go out and rescue flowers from wilting before their time. I rescue them from my garden where they've been damaged by the rain, the wind or both.

I rescue them when I've bought a bunch of flowers and there's a flower or two that has a stem badly damaged, usually very close to the flower head. Then I just whip out my trusty pair of very sharp scissors and boldly go on my rescue mission that I always choose to accept.

As a result I have mini bouquets dotted all over my house. A case in point is my bathroom window here. As you can see there's a very tiny glass bottle filled with 1 crocus, 1 anemone and 2 grape hyacinths.

Silly? Maybe, but this lover of flowers just can't stand to see them gasping for water and not do a thing. ThunderYo are go! (cue Thunderbirds music)

Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade,
Trees where you sit shall crowd into a shade:
Where'er you tread, the blushing flowers shall rise,
And all things flourish where you turn your eyes.
Alexander Pope, Pastorals, 'Summer'


Hillside Garden said...

Deine Frauenbüste ist ein Traum! Ich glaube, bei mir hätte sie auch ein würdiges Plätzchen! Und ich habe schon zwei auf meiner *must-have-Liste* stehen!


pmo3ws said...

Hi Yolanda, I am guilty of rescueing also. Plants and animals! We were discussing on another blog about some of our stores in the U.S. who commit crimes against annuals. Towards the end of the season, they don't water or take care of the plants just because the season is ending and they know people are finished buying them. I always hate seeing them looking so bad.
Your kitties are sure cute!
Kathy, Illinois USA

Anonymous said...

It's always nice to have flowers in the house. They can change the atmosphere in you house completely.
Keep up the good work and rescue the broken flowers.


Annie in Austin said...

The color combination is lovely against the white sculpture - and you can really see the details of the rescued flowers when they are up close.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Lis said...

Thanks for the visit and a nice surprise to see beautiful photos on your blog.
Do you speak German?

Carol said...

A little vase of a few flowers is always a nice surprise, in any room. I had two crocuses bravely attempt to bloom a few weeks ago, now they are under 1 foot of snow. I wish I had saved them!

Anonymous said...

The ultimate rescue is to go out to sites where new construction...or better described as destruction is happening and gently dig up the beautiful flowers that are in the path of the huge equipment, then take them home and shower them with love and appreciation for many these old home sites have many memories and all that's left are these beautiful reminders of another person that cared enough to plant them, for their beauty and strength.
I go nuts when I see the old types of daffodils smiling and blowing in the spring breeze...simply reminds me of God's faithfulness...Keep the faith and let's all rescue and preserve as much as we can.
Your true Southern Girl in Atlanta, GA