Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boutonniere...what's the big deal?

So, I just got a hysterical call from my daughter. Prom is tonight! and she forgot to order a boutonniere...a repeat of last year. At the last Prom we spent the afternoon driving around from florist to florist receiving a lecture at each location as to their overload of work and how we should have done this earlier in the week...etc. etc. Well, this year's Prom fell on her father's weekend. I got the shopping duty, dress, shoes, purse, strapless bra etc. etc. Well, that was done weeks ago. I had planned on spending the day working in the garden so that when my 10 minute visit on their way to dinner arrived, I could stage lovely photos...my favorite part.
Well, no one thought about the boutonniere...again. So, I figured...how hard could it be? After all, I grow roses and have an art degree. My girlfriend Dana-Super genius always says "you can find out how to do anything on the Internet," so I googled it.

Within 10 minutes my trip to Hobby Lobby up the street had me in pins and floral tape...enough to make boutonnieres for the rest of their lives, costing all of about 8 bucks.

I cleaned my kitchen scissors and stuck them in the fountain to cool 'em off for the surgery.


Within' a minutes time I located a lovely bloom on Randy's Rose.

I had to remove the greenery due to some powdery mildew...


But my, my how flowering thyme looks like baby's breath!


And who would ever know that that greenery comes from Cecille and Autumn's fern?

Um, errr, that looks good.

Wrap it up in floral wire...flimsy stuff.


Tape her up, and ta-da. It took longer to blog about it! It's Mommy to the rescue again. And really, how many more times can I be the hero this easily?
Now, I really must get out and do some gardening...they'll be here in less than 5 hours! Thanks Randy!
Happy Gardening!

15 comments:

cat said...

good job mama!! the best boutonniere at the prom i'm sure..:)

katina said...

Prom. That seems like forever ago to me, and its only been 10 years...

Birdwoman said...

Ah, proms! And last minute emergencies. What memories you bring back! You did very, very well.

Lancashire rose said...

What it is to have flowers at your finger tips. I was doing the same thing for my son's wedding. Bought the flowers but picked the greens from the garden and made everything up on the kitchen table, including the brides simple bouquet of bound tulips. Great job.

ConsciousGardener said...

That's awesome Jenny! We had a barefoot backyard wedding with a Bluegrass band and my girlfriends showed up early and we did the same...also made flower rings for our hair..and I too carried a bouquet of simple tulips...we got engaged in Amsterdam, so that's our flower!

Thanks you'll! They were lovely couple:)

Patchwork said...

It turned out lovely. That boutonniere will be remembered, after all the others are forgotten.

Good job.

~~Linda...

catmint said...

doing family stuff is wonderful, important and satisfying - but how wonderful to be able to get back to our refuge and delight - the garden!

catmint said...

Hi Cheryl, I've just looked through your wordless wednesday pics and want to tell how much I enjoy them. Your artistry shows! I especially love the chicken and rabbit pic, but then I also especially love all the rest as well! cheers, catmint

Pomona Belvedere said...

I'm impressed! Maybe you can get yourself a little extra income at event times - that boutonniere looks a lot nicer than the pro ones I've seen!

The Curious Holts said...

What a great job!!! Soooo pretty, uh, I mean, handsome.

heph said...

beautiful flowers

Cindy, MCOK said...

Cheryl, you rock! I hope your daughter was appreciative of your efforts.

LindaCTG said...

That is a memory she'll remember long from now, when the prom is but a memory. This was a most precious post to us all.

ConsciousGardener said...

Thanks again you'll...what fun!

Sunita said...

Great work! Your daughter must be one relieved girl :)
We dont have proms here in India but I've grown up reading about it . Sounds like fun!