It may not seem like spring is in the air, but daffodils are already in season.  Celebrate the beginning of spring by picking up a bunch this weekend.  Use them as a centerpiece for brunch or to perk up your dinner table.  For about $3 per bunch, these recession-friendly flowers are sure to put a smile on your face. 

Hip Tips:

  • Daffodils look fresh and modern in a square or rectangular clear glass vase.  Their long, thin stems look great on their own, or you could fill the bottom of the vase with rocks for an earthier look.
  • Keep daffodils in a separate vase and don’t mix them with other flowers.  Not only do they make more of an impact on their own, daffodils also emit a sap that causes other flowers to wilt (especially tulips). 
  • Daffodils usually last 2-3 days.  They can last longer with a little extra care.  Snip the ends under cold, running water and immediately put them in water.  Keep them in a cool place away from direct heat and sunlight.  Put daffodils in the refrigerator overnight (in a vase) and cover with a loose plastic bag (reuse a plastic produce bag or a large ziplock).