12 May2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

by Marketman

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Happy Mother’s Day to all marketmanila.com readers who are moms, and to all mothers everywhere. :)

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I was at the flower markets 5 days ago, essentially to beat the flower rush that inevitably happens just before “designated” holidays associated with flower-giving… and if you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you would know I have a disdain for the price gouging that occurs for flowers around Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, etc. So I got lots of roses 5 days ago, for about a third of the price a few days later. I know, I am kuripot (cheap, miserly) in some ways, but the enjoyment of the blooms can most certainly be done a couple of days earlier than the “designated” date…

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Up top, ten dozen small but vibrant orange roses in a cut glass vase. The second arrangement, some 20-22 dozen long stemmed red roses bunched up and placed in a large glass vase. I have to admit, they were a bit odd-looking arranged this way, but when they opened slightly the next day it looked pretty spectacular. The stems were almost more visually fascinating than the blooms… And it’s Mother’s Day today and we still have a huge bouquet of roses in our living room. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. elay says:

    happy mother’s day to Mrs. M!

    May 12, 2013 | 8:43 am

     
  2. Maricar says:

    Happy Mother’s day to Mrs.M .Have a wonderful day!

    May 12, 2013 | 9:08 am

     
  3. madgwenny says:

    happy mother’s day to Mrs. MM. love all the floral arrangements especially the one beside the image of Mama Mary. :)

    May 12, 2013 | 9:17 am

     
  4. bearhug0127 says:

    MM, your red roses arrangement blows me away! Happy Mother’s Day to the Mrs. And if you may permit me, I wish to greet my Mom and my wife Happy Mother’s Day too, on your blog. Thank you.

    May 12, 2013 | 10:09 am

     
  5. edel says:

    happy mother’s day to mrs. mm :)

    May 12, 2013 | 11:04 am

     
  6. Jessie says:

    Striking arrangement – and happy mothers’ day to Mrs. MM! :)

    May 12, 2013 | 4:03 pm

     
  7. linda says:

    HMD Mrs. MM and all the Mothers out there!

    May 12, 2013 | 4:34 pm

     
  8. Mom-Friday says:

    They are spectacular! Have not received a bouquet for long time… this looks so lovely!
    Happy mom’s day to your beloved. :)

    May 12, 2013 | 5:30 pm

     
  9. Corrine says:

    I love the first bouquet. lovely vase as well.

    May 12, 2013 | 9:30 pm

     
  10. R says:

    Hola MM, you are not kuripot, you are smart….
    and your flowers are indeed spectacular…
    I love your blog…

    May 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

     
  11. PITS, MANILA says:

    same greetings to every one who has ever been a mom to you …

    May 13, 2013 | 8:27 am

     
  12. Natie says:

    Being frugal is not to be frowned upon..MM, you definitely know what you’re open…if you’re allowed by your suki, you can pick out the buds which will last and bloom on the day of the event!!

    May 13, 2013 | 11:58 am

     
  13. millet says:

    thank you, MM. i’m sure Mrs. MM had a great one as well. interesting and lovely arrangements, as always! i got a huge bunch of red vandas from the hubby, and initially they were a pain to arrange since they had short stems, until i decided to put them in different vases. now they’re spectacular too!

    May 13, 2013 | 5:37 pm

     
  14. Betchay says:

    Poor internet connections thus belated happy mother’s day to Mrs. MM and all the mothers here in this community!

    May 14, 2013 | 2:00 am

     
  15. joanie says:

    i love the arrangement of the bundle of roses. Belated happy mother’s day to Mrs. MM!

    May 14, 2013 | 3:58 am

     
  16. jepp says:

    The topmost photo is stunning. I love the play of its colors.

    May 14, 2013 | 6:11 pm

     
  17. Elizabeth says:

    So nice and simple arrangements! The red roses arrangement is just lovely!

    May 23, 2013 | 11:24 pm

     

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