Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, Flower Day!

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.


  1. Dear Mother Nature, I feel you are too harsh on our poor Webb. She has done a lovely job and I am impressed, as ever, with her hellebore and i love the little amethyst pitcher she placed them in.

    if you would give us some proper spring weather we would all have lovely flowers to bring inside. But snow in late march??? Tsk, tsk.

    Full marks to Webb, -10 to Mother Nature.

    xo jane

  2. Love those hellebores, and their matching container. Simply lovely!

  3. Well now, Mother Nature, so glad I have a chance to talk to you. If we are handing out grades you will Not be getting a very good one for the nasty weather you have dished out this winter. I am shocked to see anything coming out of the MUD. I think that Webb has done a beautiful job bringing spring into the home and the grade you gave needs to be corrected!!!

    Webb, everything is beautiful and my heart melts over those lovely hellebores..thank you for sharing.

  4. Wow! How do I get Mother Nature to post on my blog. Blog envy going on here:) I really think you bouquets are lovely. Bonnie

  5. Yes I agree, Mother Nature far too harsh.. the hellebores are lovely and arranged beautifully in fact top marks on all x

  6. Lovely flowers Webb - its amazing what you found in the garden to make a really pretty vaseful, even when you felt there was so little out there! It suprises me too sometimes, what you find when you are determined! Hellebore flowers can look amazing cut right at the top of stem and floated together in a dish of water.

  7. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Your flowers look really lovely! Is this all from your garden? Lucky you to have so much in bloom !

    Enjoy your day!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  8. Webb, i ordered from

    Why them, i don't know but they had some beautiful ranunculus and i also got pineapple lilies and the proverbial passion vine. They say it's a perennial here. maybe....

    Check them out!

  9. So...I am looking at the most adorable arrangement I put together this Hobby Lobby. I had just assembled it all when DivaVee looked over at me and said 'that reminds me of a funeral home.' And so my house is like an undertaker's. But at least the cats don't choke and die on anything living and poisonous. I will just continue to live as I have these past couple of years...vicariously through you. Everything is beyond lovely and I am sure that your house smells AHMAZING!!