It's not often ( insert never) that I skip home from work on Friday with a handful of fragrant flowers, immediately run the vacuum, pop said flowers in bottles and take pictures of them. And then write a post about it!
I think the approaching spring has worked some magic on my psyche.
And the amazing flowers we got in this week from California have just added to the charm.
We deal with a wholesaler in San Francisco called Brannan Street. Our salesperson is Anne.
The plan is as follows: once a week, Anne selects the newest, coolest stems and plants from her stock and ships them to us Fed Ex.
Every Thursday we get a mystery box full of flowers just that much bigger and brighter than what we find on the East Coast. Her handwriting is another mystery so we're not always sure what we have but we know we love it.
Because I'm such a team player I always offer to take some home in order to test their longevity. I'm helpful that way.
This week? Unbelievably fragrant gardenia blossoms on a very long stem with lots of glossy green leaves. Sigh.
A beautiful French tulip we call a peony tulip. You can only imagine how many layers of petals are curled up in here. I will take another picture when it's fully open
And one light pink garden rose that comes with no name and not too much of a scent but what a perfect color and shape.
If anyone has the actual names of these shout em out. If not, just relax and enjoy them as I do.
Here's hoping you all relax and enjoy an early spring weekend and an extra hour of light.