Tuesday, 7 July 2015

In a Vase on Monday: Loads of Excuses

I feel like a girl coming back from her holidays, with home work not up to scratch, just full of excuses for entering her work a day late.  Whereas Head Prefect Cathy, on her blog: Rambling in the Garden, has prepared the props, knows the name of her flowers, and has got her 'In a Vase on Monday' project in on time, with a great title Baby Face.

My Excuses:  Just back from holiday, the garden suffered in the heat, I have tooth ache and am going to the dentist today, I have had loads of washing and ironing to do, I have not had time to look up the proper names of the flowers, and there are more!

Why I am posting this?  Well these flowers deserved to be shown off, it was my cousin's birthday whilst I was away, and I have got into the habit, for far away friends and family, of making a bouquet from the garden with them in mind, and then sending them an email with an attachment, and then taking the bouquet to someone local who needs a 'pick me up'.  I picked the fern leaves because in Mauritius everyone who cherished little areas of deep cool shade would have some ferns growing, and I remember Georgette's Mum smelling of scented powder, hence the roses and lavender.  

Well I am late with the bouquet email too.....Shall I go into detention and write some lines? Well I deserve to...but maybe weeding, dead heading and tying up will be more productive.  As part of detention later in the week, I shall look up flowers names and add them.



The bouquet will be dropped off at Roz's who has just had an operation, and is back home recovering.


7 comments:

  1. I love the bouquet. What a wonderful idea of celebrating far away birthdays. I'm sure your friend will love the bouquet you've made up. Good luck at the dentists I hope he can cure your toothache xxx

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    1. Phew, nothing wrong with the teeth, but it was interesting seeing the xrays showing the root canal treatment. Its either sinus related or neuralgia...Pain killers, at least I get to keep my teeth!

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  2. This vase is well worth the wait...a real beauty and no excuses needed or detention assigned....life gets in the way and participating when you can is perfectly fine in my book. What a fabulous and wonderful tradition of email vases....I may borrow the idea with full credit to you! And dropping off a vase to a sick friend means more than getting the post up on time!

    Coming to you from the US and NY State...glad I checked back to see who else and linked in!

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    1. Thanks for your generous 'do not enter detention' remarks! I also post on facebook for friends abroad on their birthdays, pictures of 'their' bouquets, which are then passed on to local friends. So pleased that you will be doing something similar. It is really sharing the pleasure of one's garden.

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  3. I should think that the posy smelt quite heavenly - just the lift Roz needs.

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  4. your vase is lovely - good choices :-) and I think its a really good idea to pick flowers with people in mind especially if far away - and I love the idea of sending them pictures and give to local friends :-) well done.... p.s. my vase is even later than yours...

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