Tuesday, May 15, 2012

traveling lily

There are many advantages to traveling with flowers - gathering up those that one thinks will make the trip, and cutting down their stems so that they fit in a jar or vase (those shape-moldable plastic vases that fold flat when not holding liquid are very handy), and placing them in the car's cupholder.  Things to be careful of ... not having pollen laden stamens so that one ends up with a yellow dusty elbow likely to attract bees and lead to a lifelong stain, and taking them out of the car at night if the temperature's going to drop below freezing.  That wasn't a problem in Winslow last night: rather, the car smelt of lily this morning, and now we have a very handsome flower at home, without having pick any of our own fading yellow irises or blue flax.

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