Too Pretty To Toss

This crazy weather we’ve been experiencing lately (Hot then cold, rain and more rain, cold nights with hot days…) has made our onions very confused and forced a lot of them to flower. If you’ve never seen an onion flower, they are just fascinating! I find myself staring at them, wondering how a stinky vegetable can produce such a beautiful, intricate flower.

Anyway, once the onion flowers, it either needs to be used or left to go to seed to start the cycle again. We are using these. So I harvested them, but couldn’t bring myself to just toss those beautiful flowers into the compost…yet. So I scoured the perimeter of the road where all sorts of wild, wonderful things grow and brought back some clippings that I thought would go well with my onion flowers. And into a bottle turned vase they went.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I have to admit that it may not be the most aromatic bouquet on the planet, but it makes me smile. I’ll enjoy those flowers for a little while longer before they go into the compost to help us grow more wonderful things in the future. Aren’t they just gorgeous?

 

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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3 Responses to Too Pretty To Toss

  1. I need to get my hands on a vase. I’ve used many different things, but it would be nice to have one pretty vase. 😀 I like that you kept the flowers!

  2. cooktocure says:

    What a coincidence reading your post about the onion… my bf tossed one of our sprouting onions in the back yard some months ago, and it is about 4′ tall and flowering too. 🙂 Surprised us.

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