File this under: "Things That Bring Happiness to Your Life:"
I love flowers, all kinds of flowers, and I love to have them everywhere in the house. They are not something I have ever bought regularly--usually with my market budget, I'd rather spend the money on things we can eat, but when I am feeling flush, (and when my favorite peonies are in season) I buy flowers. Then I bring them home and wonder why I don't buy them more (or just grow pots and pots of them on my patio).
I also love to send flowers for birthdays and holidays. I've sent Thanksgiving centerpieces to family and friends or cute arrangements that friends can place on their buffets for their holiday open houses...I love to send as much as I love to receive. Who doesn't love flowers
Recently I was contacted by floral company Jackmans.com. This small floral company has been around since 1908 and I can personally attest to the fact that their bouquets are beautiful. They generously sent me two bouquets (free of charge) last weekend for my 40th birthday—one dramatic, one very sweet and cheery—and a week later, they still look really nice.
I wanted to wait a week before writing about them because sometimes delivered arrangements can start to look sad after a few days, but not these. Definitely not. They look wonderful. The local florist they used to fulfill the order used impeccably fresh flowers that still look perky 7 days later. (And a bonus for me, the florist just happened to be the same one we used for our wedding.) I wouldn't be gushing if the flowers weren't impeccable (said Ms. Pickypants), but don't take my word for it:
If you'd like to order some plants or flowers, use coupon code "BLOGGER" for 15% off delivery anywhere in North America. Enjoy!