Monday, November 10, 2008

This Week's Flowers

Our brother friends have bashed off overseas again and gave us this large bunch of flowers picked from their garden. There are ten stems and Prahran Market had them at $14 for five stems, so $28 worth of flowers.


  1. Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite flowers, you're so lucky to be given so many of them! I'm a bit of a fresh flower freak though so I'd happily display anything in my home, you know, should anyone feel like offering me some!

  2. "Our brother friends have bashed off overseas again..."

    I hope they didn't throw the tissues over the side of the boat.

  3. I love those flowers, my Mum used to have them in our garden when I was a kid. Prahran Market, I used to go there alot when I worked at The Alfred... it was a nice market to frequent.

  4. Anonymous6:31 pm

    Flowers = evil.

  5. oh Hot Andrew - I hope your joy in the floral style is not just about the $ value of the gift!
    Strelitzia are magnificent in gardens, can grow into huge clumps so always plant where they can expand, and they come in several colours - there is a blue/silver one too.

    mwah mwah

  6. I have been known to send an ebunch of flowers Kezza.

    Ah yes Brian. Bash = a good tug for you.

    Nice to frequent for looking and atmosphere Cazzie, but we only ever buy flowers there.

    Don't be so bitter Reuben. One day someone will give you flowers.

    Not at all about the $ value Ann, but they would have been spoiled by the time they return from o/s. Friends they are, nice they are not, always.

  7. Anonymous11:13 am

    I'm not a great fan of flower, Andrew. I won't reject them from people (that would be rude)...but I'd much rather greenery in the visual sense of the word.

  8. Pardon me for being a sticky beak, but I can't work out what is that grey box thing in front of the vase, and its bugging me. What is it?

    PS the flowers are loverly, and i love the contrast of bright orange and blue.

  9. Pretty Jayne, but a bit messy as they are dripping nectar.

    Reuben, you must be pleased the way councils have stopped flower planting and gone for green strappy stuff.

    Here you go Altissima.

  10. Hate those plants.

    They are a testament to my horticultural ineptitude.

    Have had one for over 15 years and it has never produced a flower.

    Think we may have bought a gay strelitzia.

    (Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some of my best friends are gay strelitzias.)

  11. We have done this before I think Sedgers. I must have posted a pic of stelitzias before. All they need is a sunny position and coolish but dry roots.

  12. Aha, now I get it.
    Very snazzy!

  13. Marvellous old word Altissima, snazzy. I did not mention that I shaped some tin foil to cut the light output at the front.