Do you love fresh flowers to decorate your home with but the bouquets at your local florist are a bit pricey? Well then try this:
When you are at the supermarket next time, buy a bunch of flowers (I picked white-ish roses but any other flower you like will work just fine too). On your way home keep your eyes open for little green branches, leaves or side road flowers. If you live in the middle of a city you might think ‘good luck with that dear Noëlle’ but I live in the middle of the city and as I did this little ‘exercise’ I realized how many plants just randomly grow all over the city! Most of them considered weeds.
Pick a few of those greens and include them into your bunch of flowers from the shop! And this is how mine looked after this tiny effort:
I payed about 6$ for the roses in the shop. For a pretty bouquet of this size I’d probably pay about 40$ at a Swiss florist (if not more!).
Just a side note: When you are picking those flowers or greens make sure no one actually planted them on purpose! Furthermore, areas that are designated by the city to enhance its appearance should not be ‘plundered’. Another idea is to go for a little walk on a nearby field or in a forest. I am sure you will find some suitable friends for your roses. The bouquet I made was the outcome a lucky coincidence. My pretty flowers were growing on a little green area that was about to be destroyed by a construction site so I picked them before that tragedy could happen :). Anyway, I made other bouquets just like this one with ‘only’ weed-kind of greens and they turned out just as pretty. I will share one of those bouquets with you very soon!
Until then, enjoy making your homes pretty with this little flower hack.