Yellow Lilies


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One thing AmericKim’s Home has always had is fresh flowers.

I covet my silk arrangements.  Don’t get me wrong.  I just believe that real flowers are a must as well.

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Whenever I can, I like to cut the flowers directly from my yard.  I even cut blooming trees or bushes and use those.  Anything alive with a flower will work for me.

Tonight at the dinner table, Mr. AmericKim and I were pondering the amazement of this last batch of flowers I purchased.  He even mentioned that they were so perfect, they looked fake. 

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If I’m going to purchase flowers; I like to find out when my market receives new batches.  I then show up on that day of the week so I can purchase the freshest.  I look for flowers that are mostly still buds (not yet opened).  I have also learned that the greener the leaves; the fresher the flowers.  These lilies have leaves that are the same color as my fake greenery.

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Once home; I trim the lower leaves off, cut the flower stem on an angle under running water and put them directly in clean water.

I always keep real flowers on my kitchen table.  The fresh flowers last at least 2 full weeks and watching the buds open is like having Mother Nature visiting my kitchen.

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I love it!

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