Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A pretty bouquet!
How do you like this for a bouquet??? The bright carnations are so pretty in an amongst the collard leaves!!! You see, she is on a strict diet plan and rarely cheats...so candy and cake were out on Valentines Day. She also hates us to spend a lot of money on cut flowers that will die. I was really stumped this year on an idea for her, until I went to Walmart for something else, and I thought of her beloved collards. She loves the fresh collards at Walmart!!! She is a collard fanatic, actually. I saw the cut flowers there, and the idea just popped right into my head...to make this bouquet. The stems were so large, they would not fit into a large vase, I had to use a big plastic Tupperware-like container to hold it all. Luckily I had some bright pink tissue paper in my drawer to hide the ugliness, and a ribbon to tie it all up! I think we both really loved it, actually. The droopy leaves were revived with cold water.