Friday, July 10, 2015

Recycling Flowers

I have been stocking my little stand now every weekend, and have made a little.
Mostly, I just enjoy the creating and sharing of what flowers I have blooming in the garden.
Flowers just evoke happy thoughts, memories, and cheer people's hearts.
They bring me joy, and the recipient joy.

One dilema I have run into is what to do with the bouquets that don't sell.
It breaks my heart to just throw them away.

I have had a plan to start bringing mini bouquets to the nursing home on a regular basis once I had enough to share.
After finding THIS site, I am just going to bring what I have left in the stand and share even a couple of flower arrangements with the residents.

This idea...oh it warms my heart.
I would seriously like to take on a project like this in the future.
Just watch this video...


What do you think? 
Doesn't it just inspire you to take a few blooms, even from your yard, to someone who is hurting, or recovering?

Flowers have such a presence and capacity to ease burdens, bring a little happiness, evoke joyful memories.
I will definitely be recycling and sharing the love :)

Hope your weekend is a lovely one!



Anonymous said...

Beautiful idea Julia. I have been thinking about selling some of my flowers-one thing I have no trouble getting to grow, but were kind or rural so I was concerned what would I do with left overs,what if I didn't sell one bouquet some days. After seeing your post and the video I'm planting more cutting flowers next year. We have a county home about a mile down the road and a hospice/assisted living that is right on the way to town. Thanks for the inspiration!! Jackie.

Krista said...

Love your blog, but I rarely comment. Just wanted to say what a wonderful, thoughtful idea this is! My mom was in a nursing home for a couple months before her death & this would have just brought her such joy. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your plan sounds wonderful! It's amazing what a small act of kindness can do! You will be such a blessing to others and in turn by blessed yourself many times over! I will follow your lead and do the same on a much smaller scale! I do not have an abundance of flowers but I can share what I have!

Unknown said...

That would be so nice for them to have some of your flowers! Very thoughtful of you! Will bring them a little cheer and you too!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

WOW~ That's really cool!

I'm so glad for you and your little road-side business. It's a beautiful thing. And, then to even take it one step further.

Fiona said...

This is so special I love it-flowers truly lift your spirits and how lovely to bless with something that would otherwise be wasted yet will bring much joy

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