Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two...Two....Two Bouquets In One!

Remember these beautiful yellow flowers I posted about here on May 14th (10 days ago)? They lasted a long time!


Sadly the leaves started to shrivel and look terrible. But the flowers still were beautiful.



So today, I stripped the leaves off the stems and trimmed about 6 inches off the stems.


Now the bouquet is beautiful all over again! I wonder how much longer they will last.

Click on any picture to enlarge...
Welcome Home,
Penny

24 comments:

Stacey said...

So pretty! I did the same thing with my mother's day flowers. I still have one rose. It's fun to split them up.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Very pretty!! I usually do the same, I just love having real flower in my house! Yours are beautiful!

Jojo said...

What a great job of "rearranging" flowers! I love the second arrangement as much as the first.

Sandra said...

Aw, very pretty! I love having real flowers in my house. :)
Happy Sunday,
Sandra

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Ooooh, I just love flowers when the stems are cut short and the flowers are packed tight. So simple anyone can do it and it always looks great!

Sandi McBride said...

I noticed that with my lovely flowers received in the hospital...Mac stripped away the dead and left the living and I was amazed at how long they lasted. Your bouquet (both times) are beautiful!~
hugs
Sandi

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bj said...

I did the same with my yellow ones...they have been pretty for 9 days and just today, a few started losing petals...

Shellmo said...

You are so smart Penny! It's still a beautiful bouquet!! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!!

Brenda Kula said...

I love them in that old pitcher. At least I think it's old.
Brenda

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Penny, your flowers are wonderful and so friendly! I like the crystal bowl too. Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday.

Blessings,
Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great idea! You have a green thumb for everything, Penny!

LW said...

clever girl......

very pretty idea....

Louise

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I think they may be prettier this time than they were the first time! Don't you just love it when fresh flowers last that long?!? ☺ Diane

Shelia said...

Penny, how beautiful! I love those yellow flowers and that crystal y container is gorgeous!

Now did you decide to get your little rooster tea pot fired or not? Inquiring minds want to know!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

kjquilts said...

I just did the very same thing to a bouquet my daughter gave me for my birthday on May 15. It made a cute little round arrangement and I was happy to get two for one!

Miss Janice said...

Your flowers did last a long time...they are still beautiful. Of course, I was peeking around the room and saw those beautiful buffalo check valances...love them!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love how long those kind of flowers last! I never throw away a flower until it has really breathed its last:>) trim those leaves, snip those stems. The beauty should be enjoyed to the bitter end!

Mary said...

I always try to make flowers last by trimming etc., and then, with roses, I hang them to dry and even enjoy them more when the colors turn murky and they become papery!

I'm trying to catch up with everyone, you know how it is when you're away for a while. Devon was spectacular - the most glorious Spring ever. It was truly hard to leave - I'm already planning next year perhaps!!

Hope all is well in the mountains Penny - would like to get there sometime this Summer.

Hugs - Mary.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wow - they lasted along time! That's a good way to extend them even longer! Sometimes I put the individual stems in bud vases and have a bunch of those lined up on my table.

Manuela

Vee said...

May they last just as long in their new and lovely state. What a bargain those flowers turned out to be!

Beverly said...

I love double pleasure, and I especially love that you are doubling our pleasure.

Of course, you always give us joy.

Lee Laurie said...

They are still beautiful! I try to do the same with my real flowers. I try to make them last as long as possible.

Rhondi said...

That is such a great way to prolong a bouquet. It works great with roses too!