For a pretty weekend display on the dining room table I was able to keep some
of last week's Trader Joe 'wildflowers', also a few of my garden tulips from the previous
A quick stop at Trader Joe's on Friday found me battling a
small crowd in the floral department for these amazing sweet smelling
purple stock. I love these flowers but, unfortunately, have never been able
to grow them successfully here in Summer because it's too hot. They require
temperatures below 65F.
This beautiful bunch of five stems of stock was just $2.99!
I then cut a few more of my double tulips and a tall spray of variegated
privet to finish the arrangement.
I know many of you do not have a Trader Joe's nearby - but hopefully
you will some day! Their flowers are so wonderful - always fresh and reasonably
priced. One of the employees told me they actually have professional florists buy
flowers daily from the shop for their own arrangements.
I do love to have fresh flowers in the cottage.
This Spring I'm enjoying mixing some from my garden with others from the store.
Good news: The predicted below freezing temperatures did arrive
overnight BUT thankfully all in the garden looks unharmed this morning.
Perhaps the brilliant sunshine from around 7 AM assisted in warming
the chilly air and saved the blooms and buds from damage.
Hope your area is now welcoming Spring in all its glory.