Thursday, December 18, 2008

This week's flowers

The maid had bought some cheap chewlips at the market. As usual, they were cheap for a good reason and would not stand up in the vase. After much bad language, sweat on his brow and swapping of vases, we ended up with a reasonable display.

18 comments:

  1. I hate to get all Captain Obvious on you, but couldn't you shorten teh stems a little bit so the flowers stood upright in the vase?

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  2. Anonymous5:01 pm

    Try some wire like they do with Gerberas.

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  3. That's what a flower display should look like...an anthropomorphic abstract in baggy trousers with welcoming arms.

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  4. A drunken fairy godmother told me a bottle of cheap vodka puts the ramrod back into cheap chewlips ;)

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  5. Well, they do look ok, you know, I love the vase.

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  6. You have a maid? I'm shocked. But the flowers are nice...

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  7. No Kezza,the whole stems were floppy.

    Could have Anon, but not worth the bother on a $5 bunch.

    Nicely put Brian.

    So when I am sagging Jayne, I should have vodka. What a great idea.

    I think the vase is fired enamel Caz.

    The maid Reuben, aka R. He looks good in a white frilly apron.

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  8. They look like the stunt doubles from "The Little Shop of Horrors".

    ... and taking a lead from Our Sweet Lady Jayne - Chewlips from Humper's dan. Or something equally double dutch ... butte don't call me Bette!

    (Having said that, they look infinitely better than our yet to appear strelitzia blooms.)

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  9. Your euphemisms are...potent.

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  10. The vase is gorgeous, and I wish heartily that it was tulip season here.

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  11. Our friend's flower prolifically LS. I don't think they like acid soil. You haven't been giving them the lemon tree treatment? A workmate had a puzzling metre high magnolia. It stayed that size for five years. I must check if anything has happened to it.

    So am I Reuben.

    I recall Jahteh making an educated comment about the vase some years ago Daisy. I can't remember what now. Tulips are far from being my favourite flower.

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  12. Perhaps a hair scrunchy or elastic band would help.

    Do you think when people get old they get to a point when they say "screw it, I'm just sticking to fake flowers". I only say that because of my parents, and my house appears to have more fake flowers than real ones now, and as far as I'm concerned it's the same as having an open fire place DVD playing on your TV set. Tacky and tasteless.

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  13. They look surprised by the camera flash. Did you catch them doing something untoward or obscene?

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  14. Dunno TDW. We are not much into fake flowers but my mother is. Having said that, fake flowers are very good now and far from looking plastic.

    No Ben. If they cross pollinated, then they did it the dark of night.

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  15. I said something?

    If it was anything, the vase looks like cloisonne ware.

    You'll have your gay badge taken away for lousy floral art.

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  16. You are innocent then Jahteh. I found the post and it was the Brown one.

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  17. For your future reference, tulips are my favourite flower!

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  18. Hmmm MD. I will see if they are cheap around your birthday.

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