Are those purple-y flowers...button mums?
A bouquet, because a week ago last Thursday our internet connection became unreliable. Over the weekend, it deteriorated further. On Monday, as requested by Beloved, Networking Expert, I took a piece of networking equipment back to the ISP for exchange.
Complications ensued. Phone calls were made. Configurations were changed. Mentally exhausted, I ended up at a small market two doors down buying broccoli and mixed nuts. The manager was giving away unsold Mother's Day bouquets, and gave me one.
Dianthus of some sort?
The bouquet had some browning, gooey bits in it, like a stem of white Hydrangea, so I pulled that, leaving a bouquet quite nice, except amidst all the pink and burgundy supporting cast of flowers, there were three bronze-orange roses, looking a little out of place color-wise. Perhaps that is why the bouquet did not sell.
The roses swiftly bent their necks and rotted, but the rest of the bouquet looked decent for days, so I pulled the florist roses and replaced them with garden roses: 'Bishops Castle' (five top/leftish) and 'Dee-Lish' (three lower rightish):
A valuable exercise, really. Having something to start with as the base of an arrangment, was helpful for this inept arrangement-challenged gardener. As a result, possibly better bouquets in future?
Touching again on the Mother's Day angle, my sister in Alaska has new neighbors: Mom and twins:
Mother Moose weigh between 800 and 1300 lbs (350 - nearly 600 kg) and ferociously protect their calves.
Neighbors to treat with respect at maximum distance, but neighbors who will keep the lawn mowed and the trees trimmed, though also happy to eat any flowery bouquets.
The internet connection is still iffy.
Click on for many Monday floral arrangements at Rambling In The Garden.