Alstromeria are one of my favorite grocery store flowers. I think they are technically in the lily family (read more about them here). Although I ocassionally cut them short and put them in a small square vase, I usually just take the plastic off and pop them in a long tall vase from Crate and Barrel that our friend Abi gave us for our wedding 10 years ago - I still love that vase!. I usually grab two bunches for around $5 each at Safeway - generally all one color but sometimes I mix them - purple and yellow or pink and yellow are my favorite combinations.
I really love alstromeria because they seem to last forever - 2 weeks easily if you change the water a few times. I do not add anything to the flower water but I know a lot of people supposedly have tricks for prolonging the life of flowers (particularly roses). I just do not have time!
If you want to make your grocery store flowers a little more special, here are some great ideas for flower arranging from Real Simple. It's hard to believe that grocery store flowers could look this good!
|Via Real Simple|
Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!