Friday, June 3, 2011

Travels with Flowers

You had a sneak peek at this beautiful bouquet in yesterday's post.  A variety of fresh lilacs that I brought home (on a 5-hour car ride!) from the cottage.

I am notorious for not being able to leave the garden wherever I am and cutting bouquets to take with me.  When I leave for the cottage, I cut all of my roses and put them in the car.  When I leave the cottage for home,  it is the same story in reverse.  So much so that my Summer name is "Travels With Flowers" - ha!  

And this has been going on for years.  One time I won a limbo contest in Florida (don't ask) and brought my "prize" home on the plane - an enormous bouquet (3 feet x 3 feet at least) of tropical flowers, like bird of paradise.  The stewardess took one look at me carrying my tropical trophy in a giant clear shopping bag and "safely stowed" it in the First Class lavatory for the trip! 

Do you travel with flowers?  


MmeBenaut said...

That's a great story, Anne. We have birds of paradise plants that thrive here in Adelaide which is a long way from the tropics. You could grow them in pots and just put them under cover in the winter perhaps.
Those lilacs look gorgeous.

Anne Reeves said...

Thank you! It is so wonderful that you can see them growing in Adelaide. There is no way they would survive in my climate, unfortunately! Our winters are serious!