I have to give Jason Davis from “On The Road” the credit for this post. We always watch this show. I’ve told you before, he travels and just shows what he sees and the odd or unusual ways people work or do things. It’s usually a pretty neat show.
This one about Amazing Gardeners was on. It had the Bachman family on. I’m not sure if they’re available from coast to coast but everyone in MN knows or has heard about them. Todd Bachman, one of the owners was killed in China during the Olympics. His wife was also critically injured but survived. Jason taped this show before he left for China so it was sadly his last public appearance for the company.
Bachman’s is a nursery and florist. It opened 123 years ago and is still maintained by family members. It’s a neat little clip if you have time to watch.
It brought up a question in my head though. They were talking about how people seem to always buy flowers on and for certain occasions and even when times are tough and sales are low, they always seem to do okay and some of the bigger occasions still bring a lot of business.
Okay, I’ll admit it, I love to get flowers delivered to me at home. There’s just something so “rich” about it. I can’t even explain it but it’s almost like I go back in time. First of all, someone brings them right to your door and it’s a surprise. Then you get to unwrap and “fix” them all in the vase or whatever they came in and just envelope yourself in that “there is nothing like fresh cut flowers smell.” Then you look at them over and over.
I will tell you that I enjoy flowers very much. Whether they are in my garden, a ditch or vase. My dad used to always send flowers for special occasions. Maybe I just feel that “used to be” feeling when I get them. All my life he sent them to me so maybe when I get them I get that “young” feeling. My husband sends them once in a while. Not enough so that it gets old but often enough that I enjoy to no end to get them.
I think I could go without something else but would still like to get flowers from time to time even if I couldn’t afford it.
What about you? What is that one little thing that even if it made you strapped, you’d still be willing to splurge on it?