Thursday, April 4, 2013

Buying a little spring

Every year just before Easter we get a shipment of flowers in at work. There are always lilies, hyacinth, tulips, daffodils and mums. This year sales were horrible and we had a ton of them left over. Instead of letting them all die the boss reduced them 50%.
Heck yeah, for $2.49 I'll buy that one.

At first I had a bright yellow one that I was going to buy then I spotted this one hidden behind some others and just loved the colors of it.

Anyone that knows me knows that I'm horrible with plants so it may have a very short life. In the mean time though it's sitting next to my desk giving me a little feel of spring

22 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh, what a beautiful choice you made!!

Duni said...

So pretty! I think I'm going buy myself some spring too :)

Sandra said...

i love yellow best but this one is really beautiful so i might have chose it to. and that is a deal. i watched Walmart let tons of flowers die at Easter, cut flowers that were to expensive, on Easter and after they should have done the 50 percent, they just let them wilt. the cut flowers my son use to buy me at mothers day and birthday, the ones i love the cheap ones, were 3 to 4 dollars, now those are 10 and the other flowers are a lot more.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty!!!! Oh so very pretty. Half price? I would've bought a dozen. rofl

And, you 2nd ripped paper card below is adorable.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Oh how beautiful! I hope it makes it to a spot in your garden when the flowers are gone ... don't let this one 'die' - it's so unusual ... I'm thinking it might re-bloom in the fall ...

Have a great day - Katie
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Grace said...

I wish I could have flowers in the house but I chose to have cats instead...that little plant would certainly keep me smiling all day!

Donna said...

Good for you! We've been breaking open the wallet more this year to buy up some flowering plants for indoors. It's been a great treat and has lifted our spirits more than once. The one you picked out is divine!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

A few of my more interesting loads involving picking up and delivering live plants and flowers to grocery warehouses. One in particular really stands out because Arlynda was with me when some of it was loaded straight out of a field near Homestead, Florida, which is about as far south as one can travel in Florida without entering the keys. Homestead is also the former home of the Homestead AFB, which was literally wiped off of the face of the earth by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

BeadedTail said...

Those are so pretty! We can't have many flowers unless they fit on the mantle because of the cats. But that's probably a good thing since I tend to kill off a lot of plants! :)

Sandee said...

Beautiful and you captured it wonderfully too. Most people over water and then they don't let the plant drain completely before putting it back in whatever it was in so the roots sit in water and rot. You just have to remember to check it daily to see if the soil is dry.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ☺

SarahGeorge said...

Pretty flowers! Good you decided not to leave them behind:) I know they're making you feel great:)

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous plant, Ann. I love those colors... Hope you can keep it alive!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

Ann, but type is sooooo easy. After you're done with it in the house, cut it back to mere stubs, dig a hole (sunny spot), place plant in & water, cover, mark spot with something. In Spring when greenery emerges, pinch it everywhere (you know what I mean)...pretty profuse blooming mum!...:)JP>

EM Illustrator said...

Gorgeous colours on that plant - lovely for spring.

Chatty Crone said...

I am a firm believer in bringing items into the home that brighten the mood - spring flowers is a great idea. sandie

Jille said...

As I've gotten older I love flowers in my home more and more and am rarely without them. I tend to have cut flowers as like you I can't seem to keep potted ones alive for very long! You have chosen a very pretty 'mum

Erika said...

I don't like to complain when others are still getting snow but after a day of 80 degrees I want to SPRING into SPRING and get out of this 40 degree stuff we are experiencing right now!

Ann Martin said...

I agree with A Quiet Corner... I'm thinking this beauty will be pretty hardy and come back for you each year!

Catherine said...

A good price on pretty flowers? How can a girl resist. :)
xo Catherine

Dee said...

Inexpensive pleasure. Love the color.

Donna said...

Gorgeous!!!!
I know...I-been-tardy...Hahaaa...
Where'd the flippin' week GO??
Happy weekend friend!
hughugs

Sharkbytes said...

Wonderful! I love those striped petals.

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