Thursday, April 22, 2010

Brussels in Bloom

A Carpet of Begonias to lay at your feet.
A Garden so fragrant it makes you weep
The love of an artist to create such a scene
A wonder of wonders
A sight for sore eyes.

Two friars are having trouble paying off the belfry, so they open a florist shop.

Everyone wants to buy flowers from the men of God so business is quickly booming.
The florist across town sees a huge drop in sales and asks the two friars to close their shop,
but they refuse.

A month later the florist begs the friars to close because he’s having trouble feeding his family.
Again, they refuse, so the florist hires Hugh McTaggert.
Hugh is the roughest, toughest thug in town and is hired to “persuade” the friars to close.
Hugh asks the friars to close their florist shop.
When they refuse, he threatens to beat the crap out of them and wreck their shop every day they remain open, so they close.
This proves once again that Hugh and only Hugh can prevent florist friars. ~ Paul
Grass is just a flower bed in waiting
Why do melons have fancy weddings? Because they cantaloupe.

How to stop a dog from digging in a garden. Start right! Never let the dog see you digging . . . Doggy see, doggy do
The best way to garden is to put on a wide brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.

Gardening Rule:
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed
and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.
If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~ Joan


Jen said...

Those are flowers? That is beautiful.

A Lady's Life said...

Jen Yes I can just imagine a real carpet like this. Isn't it beautiful:)

Voegtli said...

And I have actually seen this for real. A few times. I was living in Brussels for 4 years. It was extraordinary. Both the flower carpet and living in Brussels.

A Lady's Life said...

Peter I can Imagine. This is absolutely beautiful.

Maude Lynn said...

They cantaloupe! That made me giggle!

George said...

The floral carpet is beautiful! Thanks for telling me how to recognize the difference between a weed and a valuable plant!

A Lady's Life said...

Mama Zen I love the play on words in jokes.
George: I aim to please although I think roses also have deep roots and they are the Queens or Empresses of Flowers.:)

Cusack said...

I am seriously going to start following you and encouraging others to as well!!! i also loved your philosophy post. very interesting.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Cusack.