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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #5765090

I thought it might be interesting to compare prices for cut flowers around the world.
Cut flowers purchased from your local Florists, supermarkets, garden centres or flower markets.
Even if you don't buy the flowers, tell us how much they are sold for in your area.

10 yellow Tulips from a flower market stall. 2.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:17 AM

Post #5765111


8 Red Roses, 8 Orange Roses Supermarket 2 bunches for 5.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #5765116


Mixed bunch, 2 Chrysanth stems, 3 carnations, 1 sunflower 1 palm leaf. Market stall 2.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5765126


10 Iris stems, Supermarket 3.99

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:28 AM

Post #5765137


African mix, 4 Protea and foliage supermarket 6.99

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:31 AM

Post #5765141

3 Eucalyptus stems Market stall 1.25

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 8, 2008
3:33 AM

Post #5765152

This lot should keep me going for a while!!
Any suggestions what to make with these flowers?

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #5836489

I put the Iris and tulips together in a Hand tie arrangement.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #5836496

Bird cage with Iris leaves and Roses...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
9:18 PM

Post #5836498

Roses and Eucalyptus leaves

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5836593

Roses and Eucalyptus

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
10:30 PM

Post #5836599

Roses, Protea, Tulips, Iris,Eucalyptus,Palm leaf

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #5836602

Protea and Eucalyptus used in this one...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5836607

Protea, Chrysanths, carnations, rose petals in this one...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 27, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5836611

Protea tea set

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 28, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5836856

Fresh flowers today!

A small mixed Autumn bouquet 2.25

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 28, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #5836859


4 Chrysanth stems, 1 gerbera 1 Ruscus

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 28, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5836861


Small roses bouquet 2.50

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terriculture
london England
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November 28, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5836866


11 sweetheart roses 1 stem solidago

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TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

November 28, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5837070

marvelous...just marvelous. I don't know how 2.50 compares to the American dollar, but seems pretty cheap to me. Great work you do.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 28, 2008
10:13 AM

Post #5837557

Thank you TsFlowers, nice of you to say! I'm not sure what it is in American dollars either!
Do you buy flowers during the winter time?
TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

November 28, 2008
1:00 PM

Post #5837667

Just for the heck of it I went to a currency converter online and 2.50 in british pound is about 3.80 USD. So yes, for that bunch of roses I think was a pretty good buy. At our Walmart that bunch would probably be 5.99 or 6.99 USD.

I live in a small town where fresh cut flowers are not available in the winter. I try my best to go to the big city (as I call it) the least amount possible due to economy.

I do however have bunches and bunches of drieds. The only way I generally arrange those though is on wreaths and swags. Otherwise for any taller or upright arrangement I would have to use a lot of floral wire.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 29, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #5841374

Hi TsFlowers, Thank you for that information, just the thing I wanted to find out!
I'm looking forward to seeing anything you make with your dried bunches.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5868515

That small mix autumn bouquet would be about $8.00 at our supermarket, way too much fo me to justify spending. I will enjoy yours and be patient for my own until spring!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5868598

Thanks Candee, flowers do seem a bit more expensive over the pond!

Got these reduced from 3.00 to 1.95 the other day.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 7, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5868603

The shops seem to be full of Chrysanths at the moment!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2008
12:34 AM

Post #5868948

Those rose colored ones are special!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 8, 2008
12:48 AM

Post #5868983

I thought they were nice with the yellow centre, couldn't resist a bargain!

Made a low arrangement with them and solidago

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2008
12:33 PM

Post #5870037

Lettuce, tomatoes and celery, my favorite!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 8, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #5870920

Wonderful imagination! Lunch is served!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5882032

Been flower shopping!

White carnations and white Alstromeria 2.00
Orange Chrysanths 2.50
Red carnations 3.00
Red snap dragons 2.00
1 Orchid stem 1.00
Aspidistra leaves 3.00
Daffodils 2 for 1.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
6:35 PM

Post #5882051


Poinsettia 3.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5882081

almost forgot, 4 Sprayed Anthurium in test tubes 1.00. bargain of the day I think!

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 11, 2008
6:49 PM

Post #5882104

Terri, I think those prices are similar to what I see at my flower shops, except the aspidistra. First, you don't see asp. leaves in flower shops, 2nd don't know that I'd pay US$6 or 3 english pounds for leaves. In my area, I can buy an aspidistra plant for US$6 and build my own stash for future arrangements, lol.

Also, I see a lot of those small rose bouquets for US$5 or 2.5 pounds, but they usually don't open, so I seldom buy them. I think they are Chinese imports.

love your arrangements with various mums. thanks for posting prices. It is interesting to see the market variances and what is appealing to one market but not to another.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #5882275

Hi Vossner, The Aspidistra are house plants here, the light is so bad, it would take years to grow a plant with those big leaves. lol. The plants sell for 6.00 or so, with smaller leaves. They are imported from Holland I think, most things are!!
Glad you liked the arrangements, Thanks!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 11, 2008
8:49 PM

Post #5882434

They do make wonderful easy houseplants though not that many people grow them indoors; mostly outdoors.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 11, 2008
10:49 PM

Post #5882750

Oh boy, I see the wheels turning friend!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 11, 2008
11:10 PM

Post #5882795

In my area, the ones planted outdoors can get terribly ratty in summer, even when planted in shade but the ones growing as housplants always look nice and green. All you have to do is keep them watered.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 11, 2008
11:54 PM

Post #5882925

Terri those sprayed ones will be perfect for a NY arrangement.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 12, 2008
12:51 AM

Post #5883121

Aspidistra do make great house plants. I've had a few over the years but always seem to kill them off! lol. The leaves usually last quite a long time when cut, and are great for leaf manipulation.

Thanks Candee, They are in the new Flower arranging at Christmas thread now LOL!

I also got a twig with berries. 1.50

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terriculture
london England
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December 12, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #5883128

3 stems Eucalyptus 2.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 12, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5883138


3 pears covered with tiny beads 50p each.

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 12, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #5885205

Great buys and those pears are really cool.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 12, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5885552

Thanks Candee, I love my new pears! but don't know what to do with them yet. lol!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 13, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #5888463

Now why am I so sure you will come up with just the right thing???
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 16, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #5897920

I did not know where to post this. I recently attended a flower arrangement lecture and the presenter said his trick was to start with filler material first, then stick flowers here and there. When I got home I tried his method and it worked for me. I prepared this for Thanksgiving and it is still alive. I've had to remove things and add things.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 18, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #5902821

Hi Vossner, Nice arrangement with all the big leaves. It's lasting really well, good idea to keep adding to it as the flowers fade. It's a great method, especially with floral foam. Glad you were inspired to make that one after the lecture, he sounds good! Thanks for joining the thread, I was getting lonely LOL!
Merry Christmas!
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 18, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #5906095

Hey Terri - I am cheating and posting this photo twice. It is on the yard to vase series, but since you and Vossner were discussing Aspidistras, here is a photo of mines. It has been in the ground for several years now, in the shade of my nectarine tree. It never gets any direct sunlight, and I water it maybe once every two to three weeks when I water the fruit tree. The secret for it to not burn is no sun in the hot Sacramento valley.

Terri - Didn't want you to get too lonely here.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 19, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5908034

Hi Dianne, WOW! your Aspidistras are fabulous!
Thanks for keeping me company and sharing those, nice one, cheers, Merry christmas!!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 19, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5908269

So what have you done with the pears Terri?
So nice Dianne to see green this time of year. It has been so rainy, snowy, sleety and dreary here.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5922931

terri, following your advice and refreshing my arrangement. I removed mums and replaced w/ roses from my garden. ahhhh

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 24, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5923318

Hi Vossner, Oh very pretty! it looks really Christmassy with those colours. You are so lucky to have your Roses flowering, scented? The leaves still look good as new, great! Merry Christmas!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 24, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5923328

Candee, I used the Aspidistra and pears to make a tree!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 24, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5923342

Flowering Christmas Cactus! using Aspidistra and Carnations

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 24, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #5924732

flowering christmas cactus, what a fancy arrangement!
blkraven2
Wells, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2008
3:56 PM

Post #5924816

vossner
Roses are not usually imported from China.Im not sure but Ive never seen flowers imported from there for retail use here in the US and I was in the floral business for 30 plus years. Roses come up from South America, mostly from Chile, A lot of the dutch flowers (bulb type things) do come from overseas (the european market) but a lot is grown here in the US, mostly in areas like FL and CA and TX too! Aspidistra is carried by a lot of florists and used in mostly funeral work. It just depends on what is commonlly used in what area of the country youre in and most importantly what the owner of the shop wants to carry..lol.. I made many a casket spray using it as a base..

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 24, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #5925009

lookie here. you can scroll down to the Trade section, 2nd paragraph. I was in Northern China for 2 months in 2007 and learned a little bit about this subject but certainly can't match your 30 yrs' experience, lol.
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/flo/2007/09Sep/FLO2007s.txt

Chinese floriculture exports to europe are greater than to US because of distance, stricter US ag rules, etc. but it's steadily growing. If/when China can improve refrigeration and get over the trade tensions created by their producing flowers from patented material and refusing to pay patent fees, we may see more.

Anywho, I should have made it clearer that my comments are limited to my observations in my neck of the woods.

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blkraven2
Wells, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #5925198

vossner
very interesting..I love getting new info now that Im not working anymore. I had a feeling the reason stuff wasnt imported as much was because USDA regs and the distance factor.. Ive spent many hrs on the phone with markets in Chile, Europe and Costa Rica when having to purchase flowers for events and hoildays so I do have experience with them.. heaven forbid I would have had to deal with someone from China I have the WORST ear for accents...lol.. I used to have to tell people it wasnt them it was me when I couldnt understand them...lol..
I do miss the designing Ive done a few weddings and special events since my retirement (health reasons) I dont miss the 8-12 hrs a day on my feet but I do the creative part of the job..Ive forgotten a lot of what I did know since I dont use it everyday.
thanks again for the link and have a wonderful holiday
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #5934814

First Terri I must say I knew you would put those pears to great use. Don't you just love the roses from TX as well, soon it will be spring again for us friend! Your flowering cactus is just the thing I need to see, as I have been too long away at the holiday and want to have a bit of the Christmas redness to remind me of the time of year. It was 60 degrees today so not much memory of the cold holiday we shall have in a day or 2.

I do then find it facinating to learn about the work of others and would love to see some of what you have done that you don't do anymore blkraven?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 28, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5936825

Thanks for the info Blkraven2.
I imagine you have made 100's of arrangements and beautiful bouquets working in floristry for so many years. I too, would love to see some of your work.
Vossner Thanks for the link, very interesting. How is your arrangement looking today, any changes? lol!
Thanks for the compliments on my funny cactus!

I have 2 bunches of broom, some white Mums and purple carnations. My camera is charging, so photo tomorrow!
blkraven2
Wells, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2009
5:23 AM

Post #5950565

I never took many pics of what I did, I was too busy working...lol.. Ive just about done it all when it comers to floral design form making a life size Winnie the Pooh out of flowers for a funeral to wedding that cost more than I made in a year..lol.. it was a great job (most of the time) .. I was fortunate to manage the floral dept of a multi million dollar special events company and got to do all kinds of things. It was hard work but a lot of fun. Ill see if I can find some pics and post them..
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 1, 2009
5:53 AM

Post #5950619

Happy New Year blkraven!, sounds like you had a great job, would love to do something like that for a job. Hope you find a few pics or feel inspired to make some new arrangements in 2009.

Happy New Year Vossner, keep arranging .. LoL!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 15, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6009049

Alstromeria... 2.99

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 15, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6009065

White tulips 1.99
Bear grass 1.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 15, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6009255

Daffs 1.00

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6009685

Why do those alstromeria show up in almost every purchased arrangement? Just my observation, but every time (although few and far between) there are always alstromeria in it and the leaves to my eye look like weeds. I am not that crazy for the flower just because the leaf is always yucky looking around these parts.
Nuf complaints LOL, dafs for a buck, is a pound about the same as american dollar?
Those white tulips and bear grass are splendid, what plan do you have for them Terri?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 16, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6012817

Hi Candee, earlier in the thread TS Flowers said 2.50 was 3.80 USD.

I think they always put Alstromeria in the mixed bouquets because they last a very long time! All the leaves should be removed anyway.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the tulips next, I'd better hurry up because they are starting to open!!
Glad you like them! A new florists has opened on our High Street, she said she can order anything I would like!! I bet she can't get Frangipani LOL!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 16, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #6013917

Pank Tulips! 3.00

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 16, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #6013924

Mixed bunch 1.95 White, yellow and green Chrysanths.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6014839

Terri - you are so lucky to get flowers at such a good price. Most of the bouquets here cost $9 a bunch or higher.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 17, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #6016170

Dianne, think I'm a flowerholic, find it hard to just walk on by!
Interesting 9 dollars a bunch? that seems expensive.
The shops are starting to fill up with tulips, this must be the time they sell most. They are imported from Holland.
Tulips don't flower here until around May.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6017430

I know what you mean Dianne, at the grocery store here they are between 9-$12 and that is ridiculous. I don't even venture to the florist as I can't imagine what they might want for them. You are quite lucky to get them at such a moderate rate Terri. I remember being in spain and they were much more affordable at the market.
Here are the flower markets along Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 18, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6017876

Hi Candee, what a great photo, Thanks for sharing. I would love to have a root around in that flower market! So many flowers in one place, what a beautiful sight!
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2009
1:06 PM

Post #6141288

Terri, what is your annual florist bill? LOL! Love all your arrangements. Although buying flowers can get expensive, flower therapy is a much cheaper alternative to other things out there. I have gotten cheaper with age, so I restrict my buying to special occasions.

Some valentine flowers. No way I'm buying roses at this time. The prices are ridiculously high! Total: $17

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #6141291

Mums, $4

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6141293

Tulips $9

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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6141296

Gerbers, $4

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2009
6:26 PM

Post #6142501

Nice splurge there Karma - our prices for fresh flowers are ridiculous as well and now with Steve out of work there is likely no way the flowers will be coming to this door anytime soon. But soon there will be ample in the garden just have to have a bit more patience and meantime will enjoy all of yours!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 15, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #6142721


LOL Karma! I wouldn't like to add it up!!! You got some lovely flowers! Love the green Mums, and the Gerberas and the tulips lol, just love flowers really!! Thanks for posting the prices, gives me an idea of what flowers cost on the other side of the world.

A local supermarket was selling a dozen red roses for 5.oo, I couldn't resist!!!!!
These are for you Candee, my friend!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #6142975

OMG they are scrumptious Terri, thanks I adore them! As stated Steve and I don't do holidays, we did enjoy the day in the hottub and had a chance to relax and forget some of what is going on here! So sweet of you to give me a pick me up bouquet! Sweet treat it is!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 15, 2009
8:17 PM

Post #6143014

You deserve them! Sounds nice and romantic in the hottub!!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #6143327

Well we certainly enjoy it, I get in with a glass of wine and Steve with his beer and we watch the deer roaming around the field and try to talk about happy days!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 15, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #6143535

Deer roaming around the field? thats another world to the one I know!! Sounds like a lovely place to live.


Supermarket Tulips 3.oo.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 15, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6143541

oops forgot the tulips!!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #6146695

Neat one Terri, reminds me a lot of my burning pickle pic the one that was supposed to be a bird of paradise.
Yep we have a great spot here no complaints, very quiet most of the time and field and woods across from us full of deer, turkey and an occasional fox and yet just minutes from town.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 16, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6148533

Oh yes, wasn't it a pickled gherkin or something? LOL! That would be nice and bright to hang up in the new cafe. I'm sure we packed it from the old cafe', but I haven't seen it for such a long time!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 7, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6378068

I got these pretty pink tulips for 1.25 at a market stall!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #6405069

Lovely as usual terri! (just found this thread mate!)
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #6405324

Such soft and lovely pinks.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 15, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6414446

Thanks Candee and Blossom.
I haven't bought any flowers for a couple of weeks!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2009
1:54 PM

Post #6418190

Well, mate, what are you waiting for? hehee...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 25, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6459108


Bought some daffs 2 days ago, forgot about them in my shed, they were still in the packets!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 25, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #6459130


They are in water now, looking ok and starting to open!

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haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6473737

I tell you Terri, if I had done the same those things would have been so croaked, you do have a nac and they musta been in there just waiting for your magic touch!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6474344

Awwww daffs are hardy. I pick them mostly in a bud stage and they last for almost 5 days or so...I dont even cut the ends.. I nip them with my fingernail when picking them and toss them in a vase. They seem to appreciate cooler weather.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

April 29, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6477091

Thanks Candee, but guess what? they didn't open, so much for the magic touch LOL! Being in the warm shed for a couple of days and sweating in the plastic bags didn't help. Oh well, they were half price!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
2:51 AM

Post #6477934

Hey terri, since they did not open, looks like you got half off for half price! RRR!

Put them in the cooler for overnite.. maybe that will pop them

Hey, when you get them from the store do you get that packet of preservative too?

Floralite or something I think it is called?.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 8, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #6521401

The daffodils don't come with any flower food!

These stocks were 2.99 for 4 stems, I got pink and purple. They had a flower food with them.
1 stem of Gyp 1.99
Yellow carnations were 1.99.
Conifer from my garden.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #6523806

I am soo sad today.. my daffs are done!

But reveiwing this thread ya'll make me wanna go to the flower shop...



Hmmmmm viburnum.. in the backyard... FREE!!!!!

Oh terri...








SMACK!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 9, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6524144


So lucky to have Vibernum Blossom! It is one of those that costs an arm and a leg at the florists here. lol!
A friend of mine bought a bunch (about 10 stems) it was a MEGA 28.00. crazy price!!
Thanks for the Birthday treat.
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #6532878

Now, did I go and miss a birthday? I just don't know what is wrong with me. Blossom how nice of you to keep track and send a special wish and poseys to terri.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6533101

Well, better late than never I guess. Just feel free to forget about mine. I get reminded daily on how old age is creeping!

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