As the saying goes, we should “bloom where we are planted.” I believe this needs to also include “when you are planted,” because I tend to be running late on the getting planted part.
Last fall, thousands of gardeners were digging in to brown gold to bury their bulbs, and now they are being rewarded with stunning displays of spring flowers and all kinds of amazing health benefits. I am being reminded that the early bird gets the worm.
Unfortunately, I have about as much chance of becoming a horticulturist as most plants have of surviving under my care. This past year, a cactus lost it’s life on my watch. I’m not even sure how that is possible, since according to Ask.com, the only way to kill a cactus is to physically remove it or use chemicals. Although I lack a “green thumb,” I do appreciate nature’s floral wonders.
Many years ago, there was a lovely woman who delivered petite weekly floral bouquets to the office where I worked. Most of my coworkers also used this service, and the days that she came were our happiest. I’ve since switched jobs, and no longer spend money on fresh flowers for home or office, unless it’s for a special occasion, but now I realize how much I miss it.
On the off-chance I might still be able to find her, I went looking to cure my Daffodil Depression, and we have been reunited! Blooms For You Eugene is still providing Weekly Floral Services, and they deliver in the downtown area where I work now. The cost is $5 per week – pretty great.
Image and arrangement from BloomsForYouEugene.com
That means that for the “price of a cup of coffee” you could have fresh weekly flowers delivered to your desk. Scratch that. What’s with the trend that everyone is telling us we should give up our coffee so we can buy this or that? In looking at my life, and those of my friends and family, I’m pretty sure we need to continue consuming coffee on a daily basis. If anything, we need more coffee! So instead, I’m going to look for other ways to snag back that 5 bucks. For me that involves making sure I pack a lunch on Blooms For You Eugene days, and calling my Internet company to cancel an extra service I have been meaning to do for awhile.
Delivery is only available in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area, and there are plenty of occasions where a home or gift delivery would be nice to enjoy too. The Bouqs has lots of subscription options including monthly, next day and schedule as you wish. They have an app for easy ordering, a blog, and a great philosophy on fresh flowers, which I love. They currently ship anywhere in the U.S., and it looks like someday that could be expanded to the international market.
Images and arrangements from TheBouqs.com
If you want to set yourself up for a great Spring 2017, and don’t have deer swinging by to eat your daffodils like popcorn, you might want to work on that green thumb come Fall. I checked it out, and according to Walter, the Georgia Gardener, having a green thumb can be acquired by spending more time around pots, and he can show us how to do that.
Unfortunately, you won’t see this display on your way up to our porch this year, but you can plan a trip to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival coming soon March 25th-May 1st, and it’s a real treat.
I am still very grateful for having fresh flowers in my life, thanks to the beautiful floral delivery services that are available! Now I’m brushing up on the tips for making arrangements last longer, because I remember that the Desk Delivery crowd used to keep an extra vase on hand to take their weekly flowers home for the weekend.
Here’s to blooming where and when we are planted. 🙂
Have a great day,
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