Saturday, April 25, 2009
Spring In A Vase
Every home deserves fresh flowers...even during times of recession! I love that my favorite store, Trader Joes, has made it possible for everyone to enjoy beautiful springtime blooms for next to nothing. Since March I've been picking up these fantastic daffodil stems for only $1.29 a bundle. That's right! Only $1.29 for ten stems. They always have several varieties too. I usually pick up two or three bundles every time I stop at the store for a loaf of bread or carton of milk. I'm not sure how much longer they'll be in the stores, so hurry and get yourself a couple bundles before they're gone. The trick is to buy the ones that have yet to bloom. You may think they look dead and ready for the waste bin, but just bring them home, fill a vase with cold water from the refrigerator (warm water feeds bacteria), snip the stems about a 1/2 inch, place them in the water, and ta-da! Your blooms will start to open within 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy!