Second Hand Rose

Anyone who knows me, knows I love flowers.
Hubby doesn’t need a reason to buy them, he just does, which makes me feel even more special.

One of our boating friends was going away for a few days, and had bought herself some flowers earlier in the week as she was feeling a little down.
Rather than throw them away when they still had a lot of life left in them, she brought them round to me, hoping I wouldn’t be offended at them being ‘second hand’.
Far from it actually, as they were a large and colourful bouquet containing a variety of blooms including chrysanths, large daisies and ‘cabbage roses’.
Neither of us had ever seen one before and wondered what it was, so I looked it up on the internet.
They are called Brassica and are quite lovely, having a thick stem and multiple petals.

cabbage-roseThe ones in the bouquet had purple stems and were the last to go over.
They all lasted well over a week, and when we threw them away, Hubby bought me some red carnations, simply because he saw them.
Nice to be thought about and loved isn’t it.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Second Hand Rose

  1. amommasview says:

    Oh that is beautiful. How nice that she thought of you instead of throwing them out when she left…

  2. These are magnificent. Ive never seen anything like them. You lucky girl!

  3. Bernadette says:

    Lovely thoughts and flowers.

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