I think that would have been a year ago on Mothers Day.
I no longer often receive flowers - used to love getting them but nowadays it doesnt worry me as I have a lovely succulent/cacti garden which I look out onto from my main living room, and kitchen.
I do like flowers however find they make a mess in the house as they age!!
Mothers Day, so about a month ago. Our house is always full of flowers. I love to bring the outside in, and to be in touch with nature. My husband took me to the florist and told me to buy whatever I wanted, so I choose three big bouquets. I just love flowers. I love the colours and the smell, and different flowers and colours evoke different feelings/ emotions in me. A vase of flowers always looks beautiful, and makes a house a home. I am forever buying flowers for friends to give them the same feeling I get from the touch of nature. I don't mind when they die off. It means it is time for some new ones !! I pick up any petals that have fallen every day, and refill with clean water, as well as trimming the stems after a few days. They last at least a week with good care, and then I go buy more.
Last week, for my birthday. As our garden is full of roses, iris, jonquils, etc and over 200 orchids, outside is a picture, particularly in the warmer months. However, I'm not allowed to cut the flowers and bring inside as my husband loves looking at the flowers in the garden. Sometimes we bring an orchid insjde for a day or two but as there is hanging areas on our gazebo, he hangs flowering orchids and cacti there. The bromelaids are under the carport and on a stand in front of the water tankand the rest of the garden in this area has ferns, palms and a common camellia growing so we are always surrounded by beauty.
Last bunch was on Mothers Day. Lasted nearly two weeks. Admittedly as time went on it became smaller and smaller. Love flower and it is the only thing I ask my children to give as a gift as I do not want "stuff" any more.I buy myself a bunch of flowers weekly.
About 2 weeks ago at work - they were tulips. I cracked it as there was a lot of undermining and tantrums and politics going on - it was just a toxic work environment and I called it and said it's not one. So my boss went out and bought me flowers.