I love getting flowers and was so lucky to get several lovely bunches of flowers for my birthday. Of course they are now past their best, but I can never bear to just throw away flowers without making sure that I get the most I can from them.
I sorted through the flowers and cut down the best of what was left to give me this sweet little jug of flowers , they will only last another day or two, but will continue to brighten up a corner.
I also always salvage any unblemished petals or buds pop them in a shallow container and dry them on top of the boiler to make potpourri - the petals from the jug above will join these from the main bunch in due course.
Remember the anniversary flowers that I showed you the other week, well the leaves that were part of the bunch of flowers had dried off naturally so I popped them in a bowl for a lovely autumnal display.
Don’t they look lovely?
I love it that when I look at the large bowl of Potpourri that I have in the lounge, I can recapture the faded memories of the flowers my family have given me.