There isn’t much better to brighten up your kitchen table or bathroom counter than fresh cut flowers! Of course I don’t live in a world where I’ve got a standing order in with my local flower shop to ship fresh bouquets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but how great would that be?
I don’t know if it’s the colour pop or just the concept of bringing the outdoors in that vibes the most with me but there are fewer things I love more than a bunch of yellow tulips greeting me in the morning.
We moved into our current home two years ago now and while I was pretty pleased with all of the things that the previous owners had planted, I wanted a few things that I especially love. Lavender. Daisies. Echinacea. Boxwoods.
Unfortunately tulips don’t work ’round these parts because the local deer like to feast on the flower leaving nothing more than a stem protruding from the ground. Live and learn.
But what I’ve learned in my choosing and planting is to buy things that I love to cut and bring inside. This means that all spring and summer I get that jar of flowers on my table! Amazing, right?
It doesn’t have to cost much either. I’ve added only 2 or 3 plants each year which comes in at a grand total of twenty bucks.
If you have space, you can even get super crazy and plant a tree! One that flowers and has cool branches so that you can have the flowers in the summer and use the branches in the fall. It’s genius, don’tcha think?
I have something fresh almost all year and it doesn’t cost me a thing. I just head out to the yard and cut.
I think you should too! Don’t have a yard? Buy a pot and plant in that! It really is the gift that keeps on giving.