I finally got around to buying some more flowers. When I got them they were already in a state of decline with their floppy heads, falling petals and squishy stems. But I loved the colour so home to die with me, is where they came anyway.
Once I got them into some water they perked right up. I’m always so amazed by that. Here we`ve got something that’s going to be dead soon anyway but with a little bit of care, they still go on and on.
Until they don’t.
The other thing that always amazes me is that no matter what I do, these flowers are still going to turn brown, shrivel up and turn to dusty flakes. I can only hold if off for so long.
The urge to do so is STRONG! They are gorgeous and bright and cheery. I want them to last until I grow tired of them-Which as we saw last time takes about four weeks. BUT the whole point of these flowers is to actively acknowledge death so I wont be doing anything too heroic.
I was going to just leave them but that seems like a waste of money and if I want to continue buying flowers w/o my husbands evil eye Ive got to at least try to make them last a wee bit longer . So I’m going to top up their water twice but that’s it.
I think that’s a good compromise. And hey, its my practice so really I can do whatever I want. Ha!
I bought these guys on Saturday Nov 11. Ill give them their first water top up tomorrow-Nov 15 and we`ll see how they die from here.