Recycling Flowers

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I have been asked to decorate for a non for profit banquet . I have 57 tables to have centerpieces for and no money to do it. That isn’t really true but you get the idea. No one wants to give money to a cause that is wasting it on beautiful centerpieces.

I was up for the challenge .  I gathered all the vases that my girlfriend and I had from our kids weddings and started playing with clippings from my yard. They looked good. Not great be good.

Then an amazing thing happened. Two different families had weddings this weekend and they gave me all the flowers!


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I have flowers everywhere! Now I am just hoping that they all stay beautiful until Tuesday night. The ones that came to me the saddest where the white roses. They came to me limp . I didn’t know what to do but I knew that I couldn’t use them the way they were so why not try something. I pulled off the outside pedals and leaves. I then cut off the bottom of the stem and then laid the whole rose down in water for about an hour. I then placed them in a vase and was amazed at how much better they already looked. A couple of hours later they were even better.

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I love recycling flowers. When my daughter got married a friend of mine reworked our flowers and took them to people that were sick. The flowers from my mom’s funeral were taken to the nursing home.

Wish me luck ….I am not a florist so hopefully I can do justice to these beautiful flowers.


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