Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January Roses


"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~ Iris Murdoch


Happy New Year! Can anything brighten the day more than fresh flowers? Especially during these wintry days, when the daylight is scarce but the sniffles are plentiful, a lovely bouquet can bring a much-needed ray of sunlight.





I recently added a link to my sidebar for The Bouqs, an innovative florist that takes the hassle and expense from online ordering. For a flat fee of  $40, send a fresh-cut bouquet anywhere in the United States. Flowers are cultivated in the nutrient-rich volcanic soil of Ecuador and shipped directly from the grower to the recipient.





The company sent me a complimentary bouquet, and these luscious peach roses lasted nearly two weeks. The photos in this post were taken a full week after I received them.





Within a few weeks, our attentions will turn to Valentine's Day and the floral gifts we so often associate with this most romantic of holidays, but I would suggest that the quiet days of January are actually the perfect time for an unexpected bouquet. If you are craving a little beauty in the new year, I invite you to find a garden of fresh blooms at The Bouqs.



"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~ Emma Goldman


3 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is wonderful to know, Melissa! Thank you for sharing this info with us, and those are lovely roses.

Hoping you and your family have a blessed 2015!

xoxo

Sheila :-)

Linda said...

Pink roses are a favourite, as is the quote! This post made me smile. Thanks for that.
Wishing you a cozy evening,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite) said...

Love that rose inside the cup :)

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