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Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011's First Bouquet of the Month Entry


It's time for the first bouquet of the month entry 2011. I had to cheat a little. There is nothing blooming outside and my garden is deep in snow. The weather is below 0...so I thought that I would make a bouquet of something from the house. What did I choose? You guessed it... my Amaryllis. They say that these flowers last as long in a vase as they do on the stem. I'll see if that's true.

Why not go over to Noelle's at http://www.azplantlady.com/ . She started this last year...I'd like to thank her for hosting this fun project each month. I wonder what other people in cold climates are going to show? Take a look tomorrow and find out. Keep going back each day to see all the new ones or enter yourself...it's fun.
Balisha

9 comments:

southernlady64 said...

Your arrangement is beautiful and looks like a breath of spring. I could use anything that has to do with spring right now. My son lost his father to cancer Friday after a long illness. The funeral was today and I had Tater Tot all day. He has me limp as a rag doll tonight! He is never still a minute like all 3 year olds. It is 8:30 and I am going to bed! Don't forget to put my name in the pot! lol.

Pat said...

Looking forward to your monthly bouquets...I so enjoyed them last year.
Stay warm,
Pat

Margie's Musings said...

Hey! You did well. I'm not at all creative so I don't do such things but you did a great job, Balisha!

Balisha said...

All I did was plop three stems in a vase this time...I just happened to have a vase the right color. Not so creative at all...Balisha

Barbee' said...

I'm afraid I wouldn't have a thing! to show. I have actually entertained ideas of buying some cut flowers at the Kroger grocery store - something I have never done for myself. Our local son told me the old Christmas cactus has a bloom pressed up against the window glass that can be seen from outdoors, but not in. He noticed it when he was out there feeding the birds. He teases me and says, "I fed the 'chickens'". He knows I would love to have some chickens. But, wild birds will have to do. They have really been flocking about the snowy feeders.

Balisha said...

It is hard to come up with an idea when all you see is snow outside. I guess a little "planning ahead" would remedy this. Maybe plant things that have interesting branches, vines, berries, cones etc. would give some bouquets in the winter. Just a thought...Balisha

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your little bouquet looks so pretty. I wish I had a bloom to make a bouquet. I was going to get a couple primroses today at our local grocery. They were suppose to have them for $2.49.I thought their blooms would be cheery. Well a lot of people must have had the same idea because there wasn't a one left.

Balisha said...

We just came home from dinner...a local florist had a big sign....Tulips are in $6.99!
Balisha

Marguerite said...

Your amaryllis is wonderful. I love how the peach colours paired with the greens of the vase. How lovely you found some colour despite all the snow.