Monday, May 27, 2013

Fresh Flowers

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family and enjoying each moment with your loved ones.

I was thinking of flowers this morning because I have seen so many people go to the cemetery to bring flowers to their departed loved ones. I wish there was a field to cut fresh flowers around here. I had so much fun getting a fresh bouquet in Germany.


Here are photos of a tulip field near my youngest sister's house. There is a little stand there by the roadside. The stand holds knifes, wire for tying your bouquet together, and a box where you drop the payment. It costs 25cents per flower. My sister said a lot of the farmers do this now. Instead planting a field with plants they have to harvest they plant a field with flowers. They looked so pretty along the road.

 My son was shocked? This would never work where we live in the US,  he thought. People would run off with the box of money, flowers, and take the whole kid and caboodle and all...


                                       I remember seeing similar stands with fruit and veggies when traveling in Denmark a few years back. I had the same concerns as my son. How can this work? Wouldn't some dishonest person just take the stuff and make a run for it. Well, obviously there are always people who will break the rules. After all the sign states in German:" Only flowers that have been paid for will bring joy!"


Hope you have a lovely day and don't forget to bring some fresh flowers to a loved one!

5 comments:

Janet said...

I used to send my dolls people wanted to buy after they made the first payment on them...but then I had two people keep the dolls and not make all their payments....It is a sad day when this happens...but the majority of people do the right thing...pay and enjoy their purchases...I put out extra veggies out buy the highway and things that still have useful years in them for people to take as they need...Wood...spaghetti squash...tomatoes....they don't last...Flowers would be wonder...I love this idea...I hope to do this with fruit trees...someday.

germandolls said...

Hey, Janet - that's too bad about the folks who never paid up on the dolls. So sorry! I like the idea with the fruit trees!

ziezo said...

It always works so nicely in the small town setting.
I get a smile on my face when I see a cart with vegetables or homemade jams outside, together with a small money box where the sales are based on trust. It does prove that the trust in humanity is still there!

germandolls said...

Hi Andrea, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! Yes, we must keep the trust up. I think less poverty helps...

Onine Florist said...

Wonderful post about the gardening of natural beauty and lovely snaps of flowers and bouquets!!!