I Couldn’t Resist

While food shopping the other day, I came across a small, unassuming bouquet of narcissus. Mind you, the flowers were a bit banged up, but they were just opening and, at $4.99, I had to have them.

I know they are out of season and unsustainable and naughty. I have read Amy Stewart’s excellent and revealing book about the cut flower industry (and maybe you should, too). Click here to find out more about it.

I was caught at a moment of weakness. They are gracing my living room in an antique pitcher I bought at a consignment shop for $10, and they give me so much pleasure every time I look at them that I can honestly say that I don’t regret regret having bought them. Not for a second.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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6 Responses to I Couldn’t Resist

  1. HerbDoc says:

    It’s amazing how much a little bouquet of flowers can do for the spirit at this time of year! 🙂 I’ll be out cutting branches to force soon just for that
    touch of color.


  2. Wendy says:

    That definitely brightens up an otherwise bitter and cold wintry day.


  3. auntie beak says:

    great article on the cut flower industry in this month’s smithsonian magazine.


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