Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sweet Smelling Mama

Today we went out to get some rat poison.
We got a box we had to sign for because its a controlled substance.
It comes in a box with packets which you lay out to invite the rodent to come eat through.
Then it dehydrates and dies.
If that doesnt work we will have to get a cat somewhere.
I know my neighbors used to borrow mine. lol
What you don't want is a rat reproducing around your house.

Then we went in David Hunters Garden Center.
in Surrey, BC
They always have beautiful plants there as well as seeds and bulbs and fresh flowers.vases.
I love to peruse through all their things.
The smell was incredible inside and I asked what it was
The Lady showed me a plant/hedge called Ruscifolia Sarcococca.
She said this sweet smelling shrub was what I was smelling.
That's the bigger shrub in back with little white flowers


Then I smelled two more I liked A Rubinetta Skimmia and a Frangrant Cloud Skimmia
(The two up front)
They smell like Lily of the Valley.
I love Lilly of the Valley.

Then I came across a beautiful dark crimson tea rose
They called it  the Black Baccara.
It already pricked me and drew
I feel like Snow White.
I can't wait to see it flower.


So I have my precious darlings on the computer beside me and I can't get enough of their
perfume. They made the car smell so nice as well.

Now I will go and make my husband  some stuffed peppers to show
my appreciation for his getting me these beautiful plants.
I am going to plant them in containers and put them where the scent will be visible
throughout the house.
These Japanese people seem to have the most beautiful incredible plants.
I wonder, do they create them? or do they grow naturally in Japan?

These flowers would be wonderful to boil in water and olive oil to create home made perfume.
Add a bit of alcohol to it when you are done and you will have something really wonderful to rub over your body.
I made some with wild flowers and forgot about it. It stood in a glass container for years and then I found it and gosh was it nice and didn't cost me 100.00 dollars neither.
Just a few hand fulls of flower petals, a pot with water, a stove and a cup of olive oil.
You cook it until the water all evaporates.
The oil absorbed the flower scent and the alcohol made sure it stayed.
The flower petals are then thrown away.

This was my Saturday
I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine.



SandyCarlson said...

You've been busy! I hope the rodents pack up and move away. Such a hassle.

WeldrBrat said...

The one thing I do miss about the Western coast of the states is the ability to enjoy such a wider array of gorgeous flowering fun. And it seems the best of the best are, of course, the treasures carrying all the wonderful and intoxicating scents! Go figure! Enjoy!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Thank you for the tip on making my home smell good. I've never boiled flowers and oil before. Sometimes candles just don't do it.

Love flowers and plants. I talk to mine all the time. I have three plants: Paul, Violet, Annie and Epiphany.

Yes, I named them. Lol

Love you sweet friend!

A Lady's Life said...

Butterfly - that is such a good idea. They are your children and I am sure will flourish under your loving care. :)

A Lady's Life said...

Weldrbrat - I see so many beautiful flowers but none of them have scent and it always makes me wonder why?
Why these and not those?
In BC we are blessed with good weather for plants and lots of rain as say opposed to California.
But how about Oregon? Oregon should be good for plants as well. They sure have a beautiful Ocean out there.

A Lady's Life said...

Sandy - it scares me they will multiply and then I will have a problem because they will come into the house and go everywhere. Usually in the past I would put all my produce like beans lentils and flour into plastic containers but they eat through those as well.
You could come and find a whole bag of unopened flour empty and a hole in a thick container. So you have to use glass. So probably gallon jars would be better but where do you get those?

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

GM My Lady:

Pls email asap. The "Poetry and Friendship" book is on hold until I get everyone's permission. I only need 3 more approvals. Please email me at and I'll tell you what the publisher is requiring. I have chosen 3 of your poems.


A Lady's Life said...

Don't bother butterfly It sounds like too much trouble.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Okay. Thanks :-)

Have a great day!

A Lady's Life said...

You too Butterfly