Welcome to Day 6 of 31 Days of Fun Fall Projects!
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Today I thought it would be fun to get out of the house. I'm making a simple sunflower bouquet, but I went out and picked the flowers myself.
Here in Germany, you'll often see this sign on the side of the road:
Blumen is the German word for 'flowers.' It says "you cut them yourself, you pay for them yourself." It's completely on the honor system. I'm not so sure this would work too well in the States! Basically, it's a field of flowers that are planted every year and once they bloom, you can just go and cut whichever ones you want. They cost 60 cents a piece and before you leave, you stick the money in the can. There are even little exacto knives hanging for you to use!
We live in a very rural part of the country. This is what we see all around us everyday:
Not bad, huh? We're pretty lucky to live in such a beautiful area. It's so peaceful here.
This field had both gladiolas and sunflowers. I was on a mission to get sunflowers (or Sonnenblumen, in German.)
Romas and Maia came with me to help. It was an absolutely perfect fall day to be outside! We wandered through the rows and rows of sunflowers until I found a few that caught my eye.
Here I am with some of my freshly picked flowers:
Here I am as Romas takes photo number 374...
Now you know where Maia gets all her sass!
When we got home, I chose the vase I wanted to use. This was actually a glass Mr. Peanut jar from the 1980's! It's hard to remember a time when things were actually sold in glass jars!
I measured the height of my flowers against the height of the vase and cut off the excess. I wanted a couple in the back to stick out over the top so I cut accordingly.
I put them in the Mr. Peanut jar with some water and they look great!
The best part about cutting them fresh from the field is that they'll last forever! Well…maybe not forever. But these will last almost two weeks before I need to replace them. Not bad for 3 Euro!
Do you have any places nearby where you can pick your own flowers? Better yet, do you grow your own flowers to cut for inside your home?Pin It