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One Year of Firsts: Make a Bouquet From the Garden

Day 125



    Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

    I love fresh flowers. It's a luxury for sure, but almost every week I buy some. Even the cheapest little bouquet from the grocery is a treat to me inside the house in a vase.

    In the dead of winter , it just reminds me somewhere flowers are blooming and soon it will be here.

    Now with blooms everywhere I thought I'd try something new. Can I take little clippings from outside instead of buying flowers? hmmm.  here we go.

    I have no idea what I'm doing. I wish I had a really cutting garden. That will have to be another first. Meanwhile, I hope I'm not hurting my bushes.  Here's what I came up with.

    We'll see if they last more than a few days. Any suggestions?

    Lu Ann Cahn is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's been in the biz for more than 30 years. She's survived motherhood, breast cancer and chasing down bad guys. Now, Lu Ann's trying to complete a year of "firsts." Can she do it? She'll be posting daily here on