Dear Ms. Jane,
Please excuse webb's lateness in completing her assignment. She went out of town this weekend and did not make arrangements to complete her assignment until she returned. As a result she found that there was precious little blooming in her garden that was ready to cut for the house.
The Tete a Tete daffs were nearly done, but she scrounged around and found enough to bring in a handful. The little pot she found to put them in looks nice, altho she stole the idea from many of the other participants who had pretty little white cups and pitchers. I do think you could give her a bit of extra credit for spotting candy tuft and purple vinca to give a little pizazz to her mini-arrangement, but overall I think she should have planned ahead and gone to a florist for some better materials.
I provided plenty of hellebores to last her until May, so she gathered a lot of those - including some from a wide variety of colors. She still hasn't figured out how to arrange them, so I would subtract points for that.
And, finally, I don't know how to tell you to grade the pot of hyacinths. They are one of the prettiest that I make - 'Purple Sensation' - and the container looks particularly good with her wall color, but really! This is the third time she has posted hyacinths for Flowers in the House Day. Take ten points off for lack of originality, but add five for fragrance.
Overall, I think it's a poor performance, but she did try. I shall continue to get her to improve her performance, but am not sure there is much raw material with which to work.
Yours truly, Mother Nature.
PS: I have already looked at most of the other posts for today and found them lovely.
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