$10 Publix flower bouquets are great; they last close to forever. But it is nice every once in a while to get a bouquet from a florist that has one more zero in the price. The flowers smell better, and each stem is always perfectly placed. This is the bouquet John brought home from Beneva Flowers – one of the best florists in Sarasota – on New Year’s Day.
The flowers are Gerber daisies and green Cymbidium orchids. Visually, they are a knockout match but endurance-wise – not so much. Orchids are long-lasting while Gerber daisies are quick to wilt. This was taken a week later.
There’s no reason to trash perfectly good and rather pricey flowers because their playmates are tired out. It was time to ditch the droopers and downsize.
Then there was the vase; I love the extra touch a florist adds. Of course, I could simply wrap leaves around the inside of a vase, but I never actually do.
The green filler still looked good too. It seemed a shame to dump them either, so instead I paired them with a thrifty $10 Publix bouquet.
Here’s the result:
Not bad, right? I finally had to throw everything out today. But after a 22-day stretch, I feel satisfied that John got his money’s worth.