Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dogwood Cuttings


It's amazing how much beauty is free for the taking. Just outside my door and a few snips later, I became possessor of a gloriously large show of salmon-hued dogwood blossoms on green-sprigged branches.

'Tis true, they weren't entirely happy to stay in my (recently thrifted) basket-weave, milk glass vase ($1.99). They kept trying to escape, popping over the edge like one of my children from a too-hot bath. A quick dash to the garage, I returned, armed with a zip-tie from Pops' bountiful stash. I hog-tied those branches in a most unceremonious way and they have yet to reoffend.

Don't mess with a mama trying to pretty-up the dining table.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful arrangement!

    I love Pink Dogwood trees... I really need to plant some in my yard!

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  2. love the popping out of bath comparison, isn't that the truth! Great picture and fun post- I laughed out loud reading it.

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  3. I love your description of the dogwood wrangling. It made me giggle out loud!

    Such beautiful flowers.

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  4. HA!! You told them!! You are so funny!

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  6. Pink dogwoods are my favorite. Yum!

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  7. You are a good story teller! Thanks for the happy description.

    Your Dogwood have a much darker pink than I expected. (Must be several different species.)

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  8. Beautiful color and light. I would agree, you are a terrific storyteller.

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  9. lovely! makes me a little sad that "prettying up the table" for me most days is just clearing off the dishes from the previous meal and wiping it down! i love your attention to detail.

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