Monday, September 24, 2012

I'll only get away with this once.

Unlike GG and Jane over at Small but Charming, I am a champion sloth when it comes to garden and house.  About twice a year I freshen up our sheet, towel and couch cover inventory. I get rid of old pans, paint the stairway, wash the curtains, but day to day I'm hopeless.   I hire someone to clean up the front garden; the back is au natural - great for birds though.

Joe does the laundry.  We share the cooking.  He does the vacuuming.  I clean the bathroom sink. Joe does the bathtub.  It's a piecemeal arrangement but it keeps us off of reality t.v. I don't bring flowers from the shop usually unless we're having company.

But I tiptoed out front this morning with good intentions and did a little clipping: some autumn clematis, some hydrangea, a little spirea, and some pretty ferns that last about a day in water.  It was a sad collection.

so, instead I present to you the best flower I have in the house.  You've met him before.  I picked him seven years ago and he's still fresh!!!



I give you Blossom at his handsomest and quietest, ever. No vase required.

So visit the good gardeners and diligent housekeepers over at Jane's to see their efforts for her monthly Flowers in the House.

13 comments:

Amelia said...

Yes mam, you are quite correct. It's all about the dog, and Blossom is a beautiful bloom.

flwrjane said...

Well we're not getting any younger,any of us, so you can probably do this again next year and we'll be as delighted as we are right now.

Well,Steve might remember....

Not everybody can be OCD, thank God.

xo Jane

Bare Mtn Farm said...

Love dogs, we have a flower dog too. Bored with the whole idea of flowers unless it is digging, she is great at digging dahlias. Always love seeing a great pooch and kitties too.

Razmataz said...

Blossom....you are quite lovely...as lovely s any flower.

An Urban Cottage said...

Yes, he is quite the looker.

And you should see my house right now. Chaos! Hoarders called and wants to photograph my house.

Jen said...

Who needs flowers when you have Blossom? Such a handsome kindly looking fella.

flowers on my table said...

Hi Shelley, sorry I haven't been in a while, was taking a break. Your Blossom is beautiful. I am sure your little posy from the garden would have been too! Lots of love to you, Linda x

marlowe said...

Lovely!

Terri said...

No matter how pathetic the house and yard looks, the pets will always bring a smile :)

paisleysummer said...

Oh I love Blossom! x

Alicia said...

yes he is a nice flower!

gillian. said...

still fresh is right! that's why we love blossom. he loves to be fresh!

The Dancing Donkey said...

That's my kind of flower:)