This morning's edition is about getting a little more from the Farmer's Market. Native flowers are cropping up, and they can be a fun way to fill out a bouquet for just a few dollars. While the peonies, above, were the bulk of the cost, the buttercups were only $3 or $4 for a large bundle. Each week seems to bring a new variety in from the field, something you might remember from your own childhood if it was spent out in the country...
We're sending a shout-out to all of you who bring home flowers to brighten up your home. Do YOU have some Sat. morning flowers to share? Let me know! You can drop a line with a small description and some pics at matt at apartment therapy dot com
Lily of the valley and cornflowers also were at the markets these past weeks - all only a few bucks for a bunch. While the bulk of my weekly flower budget would go to one or two bunches of something more dramatic, like the peonies from James Durr or the beautiful double tulips from Jack's Flowers, these bunches of field flowers would be a fun addition.
And although I did not grow up with some, the buttercups are a flower that I did always see out in the fields - they never made it inside, let alone to a vase. But as little kids we used to rub them under our chins because we were told they would leave them yellow. And they did - we were an easy audience.
It's a hot one this weekend, take care and use your sunscreen!
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