I try to have fresh flowers on my dining room table all the time -- just ask my husband. Since we eat in our dining room every night, I get to enjoy them daily, plus I see them through the kitchen door. Here are a few of my arrangements I have done so far this year.
Love jonquils. These came from my garden at my mother's house. I planted them years and years ago and they steadfastly come back every year. I paired them with Camellias off my bush in the backyard.
For Memorial Day, I grabbed a huge Southern Magnolia off my tree and some greenery from a nearby bush.
For July 4th, I thought nice, bright sunflowers would be fun. I just love their fresh faces. I have to admit, I bought these from the local Kroger.
Then just this past week, I sneaked back over the "the neighbor who never cuts grass" and stole these beauties out of his overgrown garden. I am sure he didn't notice.
These days, many flowers are available year-round, but because out-of-season flowers must be grown in a hothouse or shipped from afar, they can be quite pricey. For the freshest blooms on a budget, use what is in your yard (or a neighbor’s yard.)
Do you put fresh flowers on your table?