Happy Mother’s Day!


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


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…


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. :)


17 Responses

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

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

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



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