Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Red, Yellow, and Blue

The blues have the blues



They were gorgeous.  Spring bouquets in the primary colors always take my breath away. Sold when the tulips are still closed, each flower warms to its new setting, opening a bit each day to enthrall with its charm. I'm such a sucker!


Three petals twisted and finished







The blue iris seems the least sturdy and begins to shrivel while the other flowers are still at their prime.  Planning how to keep the blue and the freshness of the arrangement was one of the Things I get to do today.  A little pair of scissors went snip, snip, snip.




Removing the twists freshens the whole arrangement



The iris are not their original selves, but with the wilted petals gone, they can hold their head high for another few days at least and do their most exquisite part to balance the bouquet.

4 comments:

  1. Flowers are so uplifting.

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    1. Why is that? In my dreams I have a bouquet in every room! They bring the energy of the Creator into our space in a way that we can feel and comprehend. Bless them!

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  2. Your open, yellow, frilly flowers are lovely! Are they poppies? Do you grow them from seed? Are they self-seeding flowers in your zone? Oh~oh, just so pretty. Enjoy the beauty & thanks for sharing!

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    1. The gorgeous yellow, frilly flowers are tulips and, unfortunately, do none of the wonderful things you suggested like self-seeding. And even less heartening, they were purchased at the store. But I have red tulips that are this frilly! The bulbs multiply, so in a sense they are self-seeding. And based on your comment, I'm going to check out tulips like the ones in the bouquet to plant in my front yard. What a good idea! Thanks!

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