Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Flowers in my vase . . .

are dying. Normally, this isn't a big deal. Each week one of the really sweet things K does is she puts fresh flowers in the bedroom when she changes the sheet. Not fancy bouquets, but little vases of the flowers from our yard. Early spring brought snow drops, then daffodils, then violets. As early spring gave way to the more active growing season, I had rhodedendron blossoms, roses and iris. Then in summer lots of cone flowers and daisys. Fall brought asters which are one of my favorite flowers. In that movie "You've got Mail" Meg Ryan's character talks about daisies being the friendliest flower. Maybe, but asters are the bravest. They bloom their hearts out as daylight hours are retreating and temperatures become uncertain and erratic. And they bloom for a long time. Into November in NE to be precise.

But alas, the reign of the asters is over. There is nothing to put in the vase any longer. Sigh.

2 comments:

motherissues said...

Oh no! Do you have anything that dries well? I ended up putting some switchgrass in one of our vases just so there will be something there through the winter. My Lee thinks it's "weak" but I actually sort of like it.

Lee said...

I used to use dried flowers but Maui the cat tries to eat them! For some reason he leaves fresh flowers alone but if they are crunchy, it is like nachos for cats! LOL