Last week I bought flowers...
I love them but can really justify buying them and happily settle for what's in the garden most of the time. The pickings are pretty slim this far into winter and usually I have a large urn full of fishbone fern. It lasts and lasts for weeks.
Last week was our anniversary and I justified "I'm just buying my own flowers". Most men don't get the flowers "thing" do they. Some do, most don't.
What I was really doing was dying try out this tutorial I found and pinned recently...
I bought just under $50 worth of flowers; the asiatic lilies, white pom-pom and pink chrysanthemums. I added a couple of earlicheer jonquils and some greenery from my own garden.
Instead of the haphazard plonking effect I managed to justify the purchase and create a bouquet!
My flowers do well in the winter where it is cooler and not artificially heated and the chrissies will last at least a couple of weeks.
Do try it out and I would love you to post a link at the bottom if you take photos.
If you head over to the tutorial and see the pictures you will relate to my meaning I'm sure.
I know my friend Kylie does over at Lucy Violet Vintage because she bought flowers last week too and I love her justification writings. Love her and her blog.