Monday, June 24, 2019

A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS


When I was at the supermarket I picked up a bouquet of flowers.  I don't buy them all the time, though I'm always looking.  I saw these Peruvian Lilies for sale and usually I am drawn to the pinks, but those deep reds, I loved them.  There were a few contrasting lighter pinks that really set them off.  
So, they were in the basket and on their way home.  I placed them in a small vase on the kitchen table.  I bought the vase back in April when we visited Oatlands Plantation, and I found it in their gift shop.  You can see that post here.  I had intended to share a photo of it filled with pretty flowers sometime, and sometime is today's post.
The Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria) comes in several shades.  The first one I ever saw was the prettiest pink, in another bouquet long ago.  It is also often called the Lily of the Incas.  According to a tidbit of information I found online, it was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to South America.  He introduced the flower to Europe in the late 18th Century 
At this site you can read how to take care of them. 
If you are interested in the language of flowers, it symbolizes friendship and devotion.  A perfect gift to give a friend on their birthday, or on another special occasion, or if you're at the store and you want to buy some flowers for your kitchen table.  They certainly bring a smile.







22 comments:

  1. Lovely things.
    Precisely that deep red is flowering (in winter) in my garden as I type. They can become invasive - but what a pretty invasion.

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    1. Thank you EC, I thought so too. Your garden must be a lovely sight, definitely a pretty invasion :)

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  2. I love getting flowers. These are beautiful.

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    1. Obrigado, e desejo-lhe a mesma saudação :)

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  4. I am so happy you treated yourself. We girls deserve it, don't we?

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    1. You are a sweet lady Latane, yes we do and thank you :)

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  5. Such a lovely happy way to enhance a room. It’s clear why Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Flowers are the earth laughing.”

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    1. Couldn't agree more and a great quote from RWE :) Thank you Penelope!

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  6. i LOVE this flower and often buy them in the food store also, they last forever!! i really enjoy having fresh flowers in the house, they make me feel special. i hope they make you feel special as well!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, flowers are very uplifting at the best of times, and then when you put them around the house, even more so. Yes they make me feel special :)

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  7. Hi Denise,
    If you cannot spoil yourself with a few very beautiful flowers, its a poor thing.
    Super images of these Lilies, they are such wonderful colours.
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John, isn't that the truth? Thank you and all the best to you too :)

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  8. What a beautiful bouquet.
    Such lovely flowers and colours.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, I enjoyed them very much. All the best to you too :)

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  9. Such pretty flowers. They have brightened your day - and now ours, too.

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  10. I sure understand why they came home with you...they are beautiful!

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