Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pretty tulips

buying flowers here in the us is too expensive (probably they are shipped from the netherlands... so they will cost a LOT more and will last less long...). back home i would often buy flowers, and i really miss that here. going to the market and get a huge bunch (not some fancy bouquet, i really dont like those) for less than 10 dollars! i think flowers can really make you feel better, just by looking at their beauty....
but.... last weekend we got flower-plants, they are much more affordable and their (ugly) plastic pots are nicely wrapped in shiny, colorful paper. a yellow wrap for the daffodils, a pink for the tulips and a green wrapper for the... ehhhmm... white huge flowers that smell pretty good (im too lazy to get up and see what they are called). unfortunately i think the tulips are soon done blooming. i tried to take pictures just now, but none was to my liking. maybe they will last till the weekend so that i can take some pics in natural light...
hmmm... i remember now we also bought soil so that i can repot our plants (some are almost 2 years old now, as we are here in boston for 2 years since april 4!). too bad plants dont repot themselves....

6 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Yes we are so used to flowers around us here that you don't realise it is not everywhere the same.

Manon said...

Doesn't Market Basket sell flowers? I buy mine at the grocery store (Trader Joe's, Stop 'n Shop, Foodmaster). And the farmer's markets are starting again, good place to shop for veggies, fruit and flowers ;)

Tim said...

the market basket is the best place for buying veggies, not flowers.

but i love this picture!! very nice, and the flowers were pretty this morning when i got up!

Kay said...

This is a wonderful shot and the colors are soft and beautiful. It doesn't look like it's going to last much longer.

There are a number of places in this region where people grow summer flowers and sell beautiful, big bouquets at a good price ($6 or $7 for something a florist would charge $40 or more for). They put them in little "honor" stands near the street. Take the bouquet and leave payment. But it's mostly in the summer. I've only seen one selling daffodils lately. I must do a post on that when summer comes.

NixBlog said...

You've captured the delicacy and fragility of this lovely tulip very well, Cat!

JM said...

Gorgeous close-up!