Fresh-Cut Flowers

Here’s a lovely way to start the week: the fresh-cut flowers I bought today make me think of spring, brightening up my office with pops of color and textures.

fresh cut flowers for March

Since I buy a new bouquet frequently (every other week), I’m getting better at remembering the names of these flowers. Here we have white alstroemeria, pale purple daisies, a lavendar purple mum, a fuchsia carnation, and more white daisies.

white Alstroemeria pale purple daisy

lavendar mum white daisyfresh cut flowers for March

These bouquets include a small variety of flowers, yet offer a cheerful new palette each week, ranging from bright fuchsia, pale purples, whites and hues of green. Happy Spring!


This Week’s Fresh-Cut Flowers

This week’s fresh-cut flowers are definitely brightening up my office with soft and bold pops of color and textures. Since I try to buy a new bouquet every week, I thought it would be fun to finally learn the names of these flowers.

fresh cut flowers

I really love these lime green daisy poms which seem to end up in every bouquet I purchase. I haven’t had any of the purple statice flowers in awhile. And a pink carnation is always a sweet addition with its layers of ruffles.

lime green pom daisy

purple statice

pink green purple flowersThe alstroemeria (Peruvian lily) flowers come in such a wide variety of colors, yet this white version is as lovely as any.

Alstroemeria flower pink daisies

Two of the pink daisies were broken off so I saved them by putting them in a tiny dish filled with water.

pink daisiesThis bouquet includes a small variety of flowers, yet packs a punch with the soft pink, bright fuchsia, purple, and lime green – great for the soul and for drawing inspiration!


Notes From the Office: Fresh-Cut Flowers

I’ve been wanting to share with you the fresh-cut flowers I’ve had in my home office lately. They brighten up my office, especially on days that are overcast and gloomy.

fresh cut flowers for fall

fresh cut flowers for fall fresh cut flowers for fall

I brought home three packages of gerbera daisies recently from the greenhouse where my mom works. The sales staff was going to throw away these daisies because they couldn’t sell them anymore. They only lasted about a week so maybe they weren’t as fresh anymore. But I’m not picky!

gerbera daisies for the weekgerbera daisies for the week

This next bouquet lasted over two weeks before I had to replace them with the above fresh finds.

fresh cut flowers

It turns out having weekly fresh-cut flowers also provides wonderful inspiration and drawing reference, especially this time of year when nature in my yard is slowing down and going dormant for the upcoming winter months.

fresh cut flowers in green fresh cut flowers in yellow fresh cut flowers in red-yellow fresh cut flowers in red

I was happy to learn that a local grocery store sells fresh-cut flowers for a great price and a great selection. It’s such a treat to have flowers on my desk these days!