Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Flowers in the house

I'm so glad that Jane hosts flowers in the house. Today it got me out into the garden (in the rain!) to see if there was anything that I could bring into the house - and there was!
Roses in January! Bedraggled, yes, but even so a cheerful sight. We have had only a couple of overnight frosts so far but no seriously cold weather so one or two plants are chancing their arm with a bit of unseasonal flowering. We've had winds and wet aplenty, however, so the garden is in a sorry state.
I got two small posies from the bits that I found.
Enough to cheer me up considerably.

I used my new secateurs, a Christmas present from Wee One. They feel lovely in the hand. Good tools are so satisfying.
  There is a fresh flowering stem on my tiny orchid
and the larger plant is now in its third year of flowering!
All my other decorations are back in the attic but I couldn't quite make myself dismantle the blue glass hearts!
For Jane's flowers in the house at small but charming.

19 comments:

  1. What lovely flowers! I really looked confused, when I found blooming roses here too... the weather is really crazy at the moment.
    The secateurs looks great... so shiny and new. I guess in my hands it wouldn't look that shiny for long :o).
    Have a lovely evening
    Alex

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    1. I think some of the plants will regret being so forward if or when the cold sets in!

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  2. If I was picking from my garden the posies would be exactly the same - snap!

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    1. It's satisfying, isn't it, to discover a little bunch of cheerfulness in the midst of wet and dull!

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  3. I love little posies like yours more than big bouquets - really pretty! X

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    1. I'm greedy - I like little posies AND big bouquets!

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  4. All very nice indeed Rosemary. If one looks closely enough, there is always something nice to be found out there isn't there? And you have raided the Viburnum bodnantense I see. I haven't seen one in flower here yet, but they are coming.

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    1. I'm having to look very closely at the moment, Gary. But, yes, you are right, there is always something to lift the spirit.

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  5. A lot of color for you. They look great.

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  6. Wow, this is quite a haul! Those are the sweetest nosegays imaginable and to think they came from your garden in January!

    color me green in Virginia!

    xo J

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    1. Dear Hostess of flowers, you got me out into the garden - I didn't get TOO wet - to pick my posies, so thank you!

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  7. Love this! Makes me feel cheerfrul!

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    1. Hi, Wendy. Flowers do give such a lot of pleasure.
      Perhaps you're 'cheerfrul' because you've had such a great birthday! (Lovely presents!)

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  8. You've cheered me too. Very sweet little pops of color.

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  9. Flowers are especially welcome at this time of year, I'm glad that they've cheered you, Denise.

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  11. Hello Prakash, yes, flowers are wonderful for special occasions. And even the smallest posy can make an ordinary day seem a little bit special.

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  12. Flowers in the house!!! We're having a bit of a drought here in California and I'm a bit concerned about my fleurs! And by the way. You are not ancient! Sydney Bechet! You were hip before it was hip to be hip! Petit Fleurs. I love that song.

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