Skip to content

There’s No Denying Destiny

>Hi guys!
Do you believe in fate? Maybe you think things happen for a reason? Sometimes it’s fun to take a step back and look at the little things life throws at you and think maybe, just maybe, they were meant to be.
One such little thing was an old prune box we found in our attic when we were cleaning things out, preparing for renovations. You’ll never guess where it came from!
Here’s the first coincidental detail:

That’s United States in French.
Coincidental detail number two:
That’s right, grown and packed in CALIFORNIA.

Coincidental detail number three:

Santa Clara?! That’s like 30 minutes from where I grew up!

How crazy is it that an old wooden fruit box used to transport prunes (blech) from Santa Clara, California made it all the way to a rural Belgian farm?! I think it was destiny that I would end up living here. That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it! :)
In order to give the fruit box some attention, I’ve been using it to display maidenhair ferns and an orchid. I know most people don’t recognize the significance of this box, but that’s okay! It still makes me smile every time I see it.

By the way, I’ve never been any good at keeping maidenhair ferns alive… until now! I’ve figured out that the secret to keeping the soil moist enough is to place the pots within a deeper tray filled with water. This allows the soil to absorb the moisture it needs. So far, so good! I haven’t had any brown fronds for the last few months!

Today’s bouquet of the day: Black Magic
For today’s bouquet, I used Velvet Queen and Black Magic sunflowers, Purple Palace heuchera leaves, annual scabiosa, Nuit d’Ete dahlias, and Red Rubin basil flowers.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

You may use basic HTML in your comments. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS