Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It will be a sad day...

When the greenhouse goes empty it will be a sad day at work! Welcome to my office, this is one reason I love going to work everyday. Look at all these pretty flowers! One of my other favorite perks is all the free flowers that my boss sends me home with all the time - it's either me or the dumpster. (He makes fun of me, saying that one day I'll be outside the greenhouse picketing "Save the Flowers!" "Save the Flowers!") However, I took care of my mom and planted lots of flowers at her house - she thinks I'm an expert now, yeah right...I have a lot to learn??? I gave some flowers to my parents neighbors, I gave flowers to my neighbors, and planted up my cousin Summer's flower beds.

I have to say my mom was so pleased to hear that I wear overalls at work...only because she got tired of seeing my RELIGIOUS COVERED BUTT! I don't know how many times I heard my mom say, "LIBBY, PULL UP YOUR PANTS!" I can't! "Well I'm glad to know that the kids on campus don't have to look at this!" Sorry I don't have pictures of my butt to post...I'm sure you're all disappointed!

As you can see I'm enjoying work, and hope to post more pictures of the awesome flower beds we planted and the patience that I'm learning from them - the flower beds, because it doesn't happen over night for the flowers to come together and create a "canopy" of beauty.
This lovely picture of all different beautiful flowers was planted by me in one of our many grow boxes. I can't wait until the Shakespearean Festival begins because we will finally get to show off all of our beautiful flowers. Isn't that pretty. You can't even see the box that it's planted in. I'll let you in on a little secret - the box has all of these circles around it and we plant the flowers in the circles. With some fertilizer and love it grows so big and full that it covers the entire box. LOVE IT!
This bright vibrant flower is a "Monkey Flower." Crazy looking, it makes me think of the lead singer of Kiss, Gene Simmons!
Not sure the name of this flower...they are a vine type...and absolutely beautiful!
This is a "Cosmo," kind of looks like a giant daisy. Such a happy flower. That's my hand that is turning rough and manly - yikes! (Yes I am wearing gloves at work.)


Anonymous said...

That looks like so much fun! Too bad I'm not down there for you to give me a bunch of flowers. Our flower beds look absolutely awful because I've been neglecting them. Post pictures of some of your mom's flower beds or some other ones you've planted. Are they old flowers that you ripped out and replaced, or are they just leftovers? Either way it sounds like an awesome deal.

Mom's Sewing Vault said...

*sigh* One of my favorite things to do is hang out at the local greenhouses. I hardly ever buy anything, but being around all that green, and moisture, and growth just feels so nice!

Anisa said...

It would be my dream job. I want free flowers too!

Jessie said...

Very pretty flowers. It's nice having a job that you enjoy.