Monday, August 9, 2010

Botanical Beauties for free!!!

Well hello there,

I have definitely been inspired by Lauren over at http://purestylehome.blogspot.com/  on her post about hand picked flowers.  

Why in the world should you have to buy flowers when most of the time you can find a beautiful bouquet just a few steps from your front door.  Talk about a way to save some green $$$

The thing about it is you don't even have to look for just flowers, a blooming tree, herbs, or even pretty weeds would work.  

This bountiful bouquet is just a couple of Crape Myrtle blooms that I snagged from a few trees in a nearby strip mall parking lot, and a  pale blue hydrangea from my neighbors yard.



I feel I have to let everyone know there were a few strange 
looks that came my way from passing motorist. 
I like to think they were thinking 

"Man, I wish I was brave enough to steal flowers from a strip mall",

but really they were probably thinking 

"what is this crazy girl doing running from tree to tree with a pair of pruning shears in the parking lot".  

So to save myself from these looks, next time I'm going in the dark of night with a wing man! By the way I do not condone stealing, I was simply pruning their trees for them =)

OK... so if you have to be more on the up and up.  This little boot is filled with Basil twigs from my own backyard.  Its pretty in a little vase and nice to have on hand when your cooking! 



* Angela *

2 comments:

  1. Angela- go girl! hahaha I have so wanted to "prune" public trees before!!

    they look gorgeous and I love the basil arrangement- smells good too!!
    xoxo,
    lauren

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  2. Very nice, just a warning-sadly, the crape myrtle blooms don't last that long, but if you crush the ends of the hydrangea they uptake more water and will stay fresh longer. *Amy

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