Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What Do You Do With Your Valentine's Day Flowers?


I stuck mine in the ground.

The HH gave me a dozen roses for Valentine's Day.  I kept them in water for about a month or so trying to get them to root. When they didn't,  I got impatient and stuck them in the ground.  That was about two weeks ago. They're still alive. We'll see......
I also took some seeds from a bell pepper and potted them.
After they sprouted I put a few in the garden. Again, we'll see.....
Pretend you don't see the weeds;)

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  1. Weeds? What weeds.
    Good luck.
    I do hope you can get your roses to shoot.

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    2. I hope so. We'll see....
      Thanks for the selective vision, EC:)

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  2. I didn't see any weeds....good luck with them growing! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Yay. More selective vision. Thanks!
      Hugs back,

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  3. I, like many people, respect wild life,
    no matter what, and, l've always put
    plants/flowers in there as well.
    I 'do not' like seeing flowers being cut,
    for any reason, and put into a silly container
    of water, and placed on a window sill..! :(.
    Horrid thing to do...Leave them, and let them
    grow, naturally in the gardens/hedgerows...!
    You 'cut' a flower...You 'cut' it's life in
    half...!
    Here's a quote from..Lessons Taught by Life...
    "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature,
    please don't take their life by plucking them".

    Good luck with the roses...! :).

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    1. You have a healthy outlook on flowers. I feel that way about Christmas trees.
      I love flowers, but I do enjoy occasionally seeing them indoors, especially the ones that when you snip, they just grow a new bloom. When they do die, I put them back outside so they can return to nature.

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  4. Be interesting to see what happens to them, if they grow or they don't and when they, if they do flower what that flower will be like.

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    1. Indeed, M-w. At this point, it's one day at a time for them:)

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  5. That's an easy one.....I didn't have any.lol

    Yvonne.

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  6. I never would have thought of planting my cut flowers. My Mother's Day bouquet is still going strong, two weeks later :-)

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  7. I start my peppers and tomatoes from seed, but they are still indoors.I clipped some hyacinth and my living room smells so nice.

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    1. I bet your living room does smell good.
      My little peppers that are outdoor are hanging on. I've never done pepper seeds before. I've got orange and red bell.

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  8. No I didn't see any weeds!

    Good idea of yours ... keep us posted

    All the best Jan

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    1. More selective vision:) I love it.
      I'll keep y'all posted:)

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  9. Didn't know you could root roses. Will be interesting to see if they take root. My cyclamen is still limping along, but it doesn't look good.

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    1. Here's hoping the cyclamen gets a boost.
      Do you use coffee grounds or Epsom salts on it?

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  10. I saw somewhere to stick rose in a potato and plant.
    Pepper plants make neat houseplants too, greenery in the winter with pretty little white blossoms and eventually peppers!

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    1. Ooh, I will try that next year....if I remember.

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  11. Good way to try and give them a go and the next year he can just pluck the flowers to give lol

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    1. Heh heh. You're always thinking, Pat:)

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  12. I hope your bell peppers produce better than ours. Most of our peppers start to rot before they are ripe.

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    1. Can l just say...The reason for your problem is...
      Either a lack of calcium in the soil, or periods of
      drought followed by large amounts of water.....!

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    2. Diane, Your peppers might not do that well, but your tomatoes more than make up for it.

      Willie, I'll keep that in mind for mine.

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  13. Weeds are green plants too. :) I can't say as I've ever considered putting rose stems in the ground, but do let us know if that yields any good results.
    Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

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    1. My 'green plants' are doing well:) Ha.
      We'll see if the roses defy the odds.

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  14. The only one I got was a rose from the V-Day party we held at work. If I had known...

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  15. I have never tried putting rose stems in the ground- but I can't wait to see how your experiment goes. I tend to plant everything I can and I usually get potted plants as gifts. I also get "cookie roses"- but those get eaten. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Oh yeah, can't beat cookie and chocolate roses:)

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  16. How smart you are Sandra!!! I hope that your roses and peppers all grow large and healthy!!!
    Do you have a green thumb :)

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    1. Hi Jan,
      My thumb is like the seasons. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown. Ha.

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  17. I never get my wife flowers, she just lets them rot

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    1. It's all about making her happy, Adam.

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  18. Oh, to live in a climate where you could even try to do that! Bravo! I hope something good happens!

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    1. I grew up in the Midwest and I don't miss the cold weather a bit.

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  19. I got a hammer one year; already had 4; no we are no longer together, no I did not use it on him... though it was mighty tempting.... ☺☺♥♥

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  20. Would like to get some, I guess...but would be a little concern about who sent them! lol

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  21. Oh my gosh...I think you have a very green thumb. My thumb is so black that if I touch a flower it begins to wilt:) my hubby has forbade me from touching his plants

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    1. Ha! My green sometimes fades to brown:)

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  22. Sandra, you are clever!!! I hope everything takes well!!
    Just to let you know, I love weeds! They are nature's flowers! I very rarely weed! This year, maybe I will show my wild patch! LOL!
    Happy Easter and Big Hugs!

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