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Team Fresh Flowers Inside, or Team Flowers Outside

By Trish
October 9, 2011

One thing that flower gardeners have is a lot of flowers. The question is: Do you bring them inside?

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Oct 8, 2011 7:50 PM CST
When I didn't have a garden I loved to have flowers in the house. But then my entire yard became a garden & windows everywhere so you can see the garden from any point at any time. And that's when I quit having cut flowers in the house. I've never been fond of cutting the flowers & shortening their lives so this works for me. There are so many flowers blooming in the yard year round that it's like having them all inside the house.
The only exceptions to the "rule" of not bringing flowers in are when a bloom gets knocked off or broken so I will bring it in & enjoy the remainder of it's life. And when my one true love brings me boquets of wildflowers which he has picked to surprise me with which he does fairly often. Lovey dubby
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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Oct 8, 2011 9:44 PM CST
I rarely bring flowers indoors. We have lots of windows that look out on the front and back yards. Once in awhile I might bring a special bloom in. Thumbs up
Name: Carol
Lincolnshire, UK
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Oct 9, 2011 2:45 AM CST
If someone gives me flowers, then I'm very happy to have them in the house. However cut my own precious blooms and deny them part of their life and the ability to set seed and regenerate? Never!

The joy of a garden is too much to wreck it cutting it and bringing indoors, I go outside and enjoy it in its proper place or admire it through my windows. If the wind breaks my gladioli or iris then they come indoors to help them last as long as possible, but it is never as long as they would have lived outside where they cheer me up every time i glance out of a window or walk out of a door.

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Oct 9, 2011 7:33 PM CST
I very rarely cut my flowers to bring indoors. If one gets broken, it goes inside to spend its last days, or if I need cuttings for rooting, but that's it.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 10, 2011 6:12 AM CST Admin

I can hardly fault your logic!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Oct 10, 2011 10:42 PM CST
The flowers stay out in the garden, unless I am having company.
Then I might bring in some bouquets.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Feb 13, 2015 2:31 PM CST
Although I like a nice fresh bouquet, all too often it overstays its welcome, resulting in smelly water, spilled pollen, withered get the picture. I now mostly just enjoy from the windows.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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