When we were in San Francisco, there was a lovely man who owned a little sidewalk flower shop in the neighborhood of North Beach. (right down the street from the gelato shop!) We stopped and bought flowers from him and I am so glad we did.
He was an Italian and had a lovely accent and was so happy when Mark told him to keep the change. He hugged Mark and gave Danni and I a long stem rose each. It was a nice moment that I won’t forget.
I wish Waco had a place like this downtown.
We have nice florists but if I want to pick up some flowers, for myself, I have to go to the grocery store. And there is nothing wrong with that, it is just not as fun.
Want to add some joy to your life for under $5? Go to your grocery store and pick up a fresh bouquet.
Use small containers and separate them throughout the house to spread the love even further.
Every time I go to the store, I pick up a bouquet, or two, of beautiful, fragrant flowers. Our grocery store, HEB, has many different options for as little as $4 a bunch.
“The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like to mix and match the colors and types to make a bouquet. When in season, I spend a little more for tulips, ranunculus, and peonies. Most of the time, I buy daisies, mums or sunflowers. I like simple beauty.
Roses are obviously beautiful, but I will leave those for Mark to send to me! (hint hint, if you’re reading this!)
Flowers are beautiful, and they make me happy.
“I must have flowers, always, and always.” --Claude Monet #write31days Click To Tweet
“I must have flowers, always, and always.” –Claude Monet
To make the bloom last up to a week, you should…
- cut the stems at an angle
- be sure and change the water out at least every other day
- use the freshening packet that comes with the bouquet
- mix and match the blooms, if you buy more than one variety
- use different types of vases and containers for the buds
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” –Oscar Wilde
So today, I hope for you flowers. Florets from your garden, your significant other, a beautiful sidewalk florist or from your grocery store!
love and blessings~dd