5-Minute Flowers

Some days I have trouble getting motivated.  Today is such a day.  I’ve found in the past, that sometimes it helps to time myself and see how fast I can get a dreaded project done.  (You can laugh.  I know I’m strange sometimes!Smile)  I’m amazed at how little time it takes to actually do something.

I saw an article the other day on “5 Minute Flower Arrangements”  (Canadian Living, May 2011).


I chuckled to myself thinking, “5 minutes – really?”

So, in a burst of motivation, I decided to try it out.

I got all my vases/ containers ready.


Grabbed my flower scissors and went to the yard.

I came back with these:


5 minutes had already passed.  “Well,”  I thought,  “maybe they didn’t figure in picking time.”

So, I worked away quickly and through the “Oh, this looks ridiculous!” stage.  In the end, this is what is smiling at me from my windowsill:


20 minutes from start to the snap of the final picture.

(This post is dedicated to those of you who are discouraged to see snow out your window today.  I hope these cheery flowers can help you feel that Spring will arrive one day…)

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  1. I am the same way when arranging flowers. I usually end up breaking their little necks for fussing over them so much! Yours are beautiful!

    Just curious, but did your bowl with the daffodils wilt really quickly? I have heard that unless you soak the daffodil stems in water overnight, that the sap from their stems will wilt your other flowers in the arrangement.

  2. Regarding the question about the wilting daffodil arrangement…It's only been on my windowsill for a few hours, so I don't know! So far, so good!:)

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