We spent the weekend building a raised bed vegetable garden and, in honor of the first days of Spring, made it out to the farmer's market where we bought all kinds of springtime vegetables and a beautiful bunch of ranunculus that are helping us welcome in springtime!Whether you're planting, or arranging flowers inside the house, now is the time to fill up on the beautiful blooms of spring. HEre are some of our favorite cut and planted flowers:
• Ranunculus can be grown from seed in the garden, or on a windowsill or you can grab a bunch from the farmer's market. Like tulips, they continue to grow in the vase and, in our opinion, only get lovelier as they age. They come in most colors and we love a blend of them haphazardly leaning out of a mason jar.
• Heirloom Poppies. We're big fans of the 'wild' look happening in floral arranging at the moment and key to those bouquets are heirloom poppies with their big black center. We bought a pack of seeds over the weekend and are hoping they'll be successful later in the summer.
• Daffodils. Available for $2 at Trader Joes, we love getting 3-4 bunches and spreading them out around the house, filling little corners with the bright cheer of yellow and of springtime. Here are some ideas for arranging them.
• Roses can be planted now or you can start keeping an eye out for them at the market. They're just starting to leaf out at our house and the buds are beginning to form. We love these Old English Garden Roses
• Begonias. If you're looking for an indoor plant that doesn't need tons of light but that has an incredible leaf and blossom, look no further than a begonia. You can find more common begonias (like the Rex pictured) at most nurseries (or you can start one by breaking off a flowerless stem and planting it) or you can find some pretty spectacular varieties at places like Green Arrow in LA.
What Flowers Are You Planting Or Displaying This Spring?
Images: 1,2,5 Laure Joliet, 3 Faith Durand, 4 Matt for Plant Therapy