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Friday, February 13, 2015

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Lisa at Greenbow

I agree that those dead headed roses aren't much of a gift. I would much prefer a stroll through a seed/plant catalog. ;)

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Lisa — ​I agree. A stroll sounds lovely. And "stroll" perfectly suggests how we gardeners use catalogs.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

Wow, that is some bouquet! Frankly I'll take any flowers I can get but over-priced roses are at the bottom of the list. Alas, that's mostly what the gas station sells so it's usually what comes home. That PLUS keeping his trap shut about the plant "budget" are more than enough for me. I am hoping that the sort of wild, freeform bouquets that are getting popular with weddings, etc., will become more commonplace at average flower shops so there is an alternative to red roses + baby's breath.

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Erin — I definitely would rather have no complaints on my garden budget than flowers on V-Day.

Frank

Interesting choices. I don't think it would fit in on my dinner table but it sure would elicit a few comments! I just planted a few cardoon seeds last weekend, maybe I can do something similar this summer and see how it goes over.

Les

Part of a column I write included some information about florists' roses for the February issue. The little bit of research I did was a bit eye-opening.

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Les — ​A few years ago I wrote a long piece on all the flowers we buy in the grocery store and where they come form and how they are grown etc. Eye-opening indeed! Are you familiar with the "local/50 mile" flower movement, kind of like "eat local?" The attempt to combat foreign flowers.

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