Chris is such an understanding husband. He gets a little embarrassed when I do silly things and he definitely thinks I am nutty for taking roses out of the garbage. We have a florist on the first floor of our flat here in Vienna. And they throw away a LOT of flowers. They are too “old” to sell. But they still smell beautiful and they have a few more days of life in them. And they are free!!!
So I have been dumpster diving the garbage cans at our flat for free roses. Here they are in the trash – the whole bin is full of red roses and a few bits of cardboard:
Two of the little free red rose arrangements I made with mugs in our cupboard: