Birthday Bouquet 2020
From our son who lives in San Francisco... each year he spoils me with a huge bunch
of flowers... this year, roses! Yesterday as we sat down for our lunch at the
Wirra Wirra winery, Southern Vales this huge bunch was put on our table, he then phoned
us and we all had a chat over the phone. Although he's been living in the states for
20 years now, he loves to feel that he's still part of the family when we have
special occasions like birthday etc. Back in the year 1990 he shared in the
choosing of roses and the original planting as he was studying for his Matric exams.
After a stint in Uni here in Adelaide he won 2 scholarships, one which took him to
Stanford where he spent a year qualifying - he then returned home and spent a year
off study and joined a couple of orchestras to earn money.. then moved to Sydney
where he was head-hunted for Microsoft. The rest is history.
These bouquets are great value, they last in the vase for weeks, so handy when there's nothing much in flower in our garden apart from acacia..
Arrangement of Proteas
We buy a bunch of Southern Hemisphere native (wild) flowers during the time when we
have nothing in flower at home. They are good value and last for weeks in a vase.
Hospital Bouquets - 4
The last one of this series. Actually this one is a posy, and my sister-in-law picked the flowers from her own garden to bring in to me in hospital.
Very kind, as there aren't too many flowers in gardens at this time of the year while the temperature has been lingering in the high 30's and low 40's.
The little posy is lasting well since we arrived home last Tuesday.
Hospital Bouquet - 3
This one from our son who lives in San Francisco was the 3rd bouquet to arrive.
All the nurses loved this one.. it was a very generous array of blooms in lovely
colouring, and is still lasting well now we have it home with us.
Thank you for all your welcomed comments I am enjoying reading them all and will eventually have enough stamina to make some return comments.
I am taking each day as it comes.
Hospital Bouquet - 2
This was the 2nd to arrive from my sister who lives in the country... it certainly
brightened up my day!
Thank you for all the kind wishes - I am taking each day as it comes and resting a lot.
It was a very big procedure I had done and we had some very good news when the pathology
report came back!
Hospital Bouquets - 1
A short series of photos of hospital bouquets, this is the first of four
and our 3rd daughter Britt brought these in to the hospital for me, the first
to arrive... some beautiful delicate pink roses with a touch of green. I am now
home and will be back on deck again, though not jumping out of my skin yet.
So glad you liked the fuchsias, thanks so much for your support! Von.
Birthday Bouquet 2019
Especially from our son in San Francisco to celebrate my 81st birthday.
A bouquet of lemon & apricot toned roses
I wandered around the rose garden looking for roses in the yellow tones and
made a large bunch as a centrepiece for some guests we had to lunch yesterday.
The two main roses in this group are the Crown Princess Margarita and Elina
but the bunch featured many more, e.g., Golden Holstein, Helmet Schmidt (both yellow)
Orchids from the Bouquet
My birthday bouquet (nee next) is finished, but the orchids are
still looking good. These are also the nearest in colouring
to "White Maman Cochet" a rose that Coleen really likes, so I'd
like to Wish Coleen a Happy Birthday for Tuesday!
Still going - well some of the flowers are - given to me during
my birthday celebrations on the 11th February.
We are entertaining my son and his partner tonight, they fly home tomorrow, I may not have a chance to comment on your images.
Bouquet of Wildflowers
We often buy a bunch of these at this time of year
when our roses are in the summer hibernation. These
blooms are grown locally where there is sandy soil.
Many are from South Africa and Western Australia, both
do well in our climate. They are long lasting in a vase
and good value at A$9 a bunch.
[I haven't managed to corner the son-inlaw to fix up my computer, so still can only download from my Lumix]