Next time you buy flowers for someone, try this: Go to a second-hand shop and buy an inexpensive container for the flowers . . . the flowers stay fresh and whoever you give them to has nothing to do but put them on display—and they can keep the container!
We were invited to a dinner party this past weekend. When I asked what we could bring, we were told to bring only what what we would like to drink. So we brought a bottle of wine . . . and a bunch of daffodils (we knew our friends were planning a special meal and wanted to bring something more but didn't want to disregard their request, so we decided to keep it simple with some flowers).
When I bought the daffodils, they had unopened blossoms, were on display in small bundles held together by elastic bands. They sat piled high on the counter top, not in any vase, not in any water. Imported from Ireland, they came with instructions to simply trim 1/2" and place in water.
I decided to buy some for our hostess and some for me.
When I got the flowers home, I followed the directions—and though I was doubtful, they blossomed!
Spring is coming, but forcing daffodils from Ireland brings it a little closer, a little sooner. And buying yourself (and someone else) flowers is always a good thing.
Do you make it a habit to buy yourself flowers? Tell us about it. Why do you do it and how does it make you feel?