They Are Knockouts
Yes, I know there is a significant difference in the wonderful 'traditional' Roses but I am working with what I have and the double KNOCKOUT ROSES WORK perfectly...they will for you too!
You don't have to be a trained and licensed floral designer to pull off wonderful things using
And "what I got" is beautiful, thriving red double knockout roses so
Let's Go With That!
We all know with this terrific, easy care, forgiving Rose you do 'not have to dead head', Right?
You knew that.
You do not have to-- you can let the spent petals fall away and [put your hands behind you to resist]
and then wait for the little stem it's been attached to to wither away and fall to the ground also..
Sure, you knew that but I'm just throwing that freebie in to fill up the post space!
So, at my house this Mother's Day weekend
I am feeling worthless as I observe creation around me and I am doing nothing...I don't have any timely posts waiting in DRAFTS for the right day to activate. I don't have any wonderful DIY project or cutesy crafty thing waiting to unveil...
-hence the feeling of worthlessness [smile here].
I do have beautiful roses with a few blooms that need to be cleaned up and made to go away.
Now I have a purpose-
In my bathrobe and crocs I am in my front yard gathering up spent roses-
Everything from 'done' to 'thinking about being done' blooms-
Last minute thought- grab a few perfect full blooms and a couple of totally perfect little rose buds.
Now I am out there for anyone passing by to see with my robe gathered up like an APRON..
WITH AN ARMLOAD OF ROSE PETALS.
What to do now?
Oh, my dear- That's the easy part-
Yes I know these will change dramatically by the end of this day-
That's okay- I call it 'another kind of beauty'
You end up spending NO MONEY
You don't have a heavy PERFUMED scent but
A NATURAL scent that is not only pleasant
It is not going to offend friends and family with allergies-that's a WINNER!
and....did I mention that it can last almost as long as you choose to keep it.
One more thing-
if you use a container large enough you can continue to add a few other naturals
to the already natural blend...sprigs of herbs or leaves from cuttings to add some color contrast.
Opps..one more- If your harvest is rather generous you might share with a friend or a neighbor.
Fill a bag- tie with a simple string and go forth and share what you and what you KNOW.
Now I almost feel I deserve the labe BLOGGER-
Working with nothing [or so I thought] we came up with
BEAUTY AND KNOWLEDGE WORTHY OF SHARING
I am so glad we had this time.....TOGETHER
Happy Mother's Day - Happy Saturday - Happy Life ~