Budget Blooms: April Greenery

As most of you know, every month we like to enjoy one inexpensive- and sometimes free- bouquet to keep things feeling fresh around here (the idea actually stemmed from a super sweet Christmas present from the hubs a while back). But this month I just had to deviate from the plan when I saw this adorable leafy little guy complete with his own shiny turquoise ceramic pot for- get this- $2.50 from Walmart. Ringing in just as cheap (if not cheaper) than most of our monthly grocery store bouquets, I love that this splash of foliage livens up my desk and even comes with its own vase of sorts (well, planter) that I can use over and over again… even if my leafy friend ends up kicking the figurative bucket.

So far so good though. He’s a low light house plant (which is nice for the right side of my desk that gets only partial sunlight) and I especially love how he looks next to my shiny pink Crate & Barrel vase (who is no stranger to our monthly bouquets so you guys may even recognize her). And yes I did get a bit sexist there by calling the blue potted plant “him” and the pink vase “her”- sorry for that. We of all people know that blue can totally work for the ladies (since it’s one of the main colors in our daughter-to-be’s room) and John has even been known to sport something pink from time to time.

Anyway, that’s our monthly dose of greenery. We definitely recommend keeping an eye out for cheap potted plants these days, especially those that come in charming little ceramic pots as opposed to those cheap-o plastic ones. Heck, even those aren’t too bad if you grab a crisp white $1 ceramic planter from Ikea. So there’s more than one way to get your fill of lovely leafy goodness.

What are you guys gravitating towards in the floral arrangement or potted plant department these days? Any deals out there to be found? Anyone snipping things from their own backyard? We had some lovely cherry blossoms on a tree out front but decided to leave them outside just in case they tried to kill me once they were invited indoors (silly allergies, although this year they’re much much better than usual). Anyone toting home those super affordable daffodil bouquets from Trader Joe’s? Let’s talk about the flowers and plants that you’ve been inviting inside.


  1. Lisa says

    I bought a gorgeous orchid to go on our mantle (I needed something tall). I’m thinking about adding some other low maintenance plants, or more orchids, because it looks like it needs a grouping.

  2. Claudia says

    Love it! Was in WM yesterday but didn’t check out the plants. Guess I’ll just HAVE to stop by again!

    • says

      Thanks for the heads up Beth! We’re on it. To anyone else, if you EVER see a pop up, we do not endorse or allow them (they’re usually coding errors that we never know about until you alert us to them) so please give us a shout if you see them (and note the ad/brand) so we can get rid of them. Thanks so much!


  3. says

    We clipped a few branches from trees and bushes around our yard when they were blooming. They actually lasted a good week in a vase with water! Other than that, I love daffodils, and we planted them everywhere in our flower garden, so I like to bring those inside. I just planted poppies too, so I’m sure I’ll be bringing those in all the time once they start blooming.

  4. Jill Stigs says

    Very cute! And the vase is this year’s “IT” color too.
    Cute little fish there……..branching out in ceramic colors? LOL :)

  5. says

    That was a great little find! I bought 2 BIG ferns at Lowes the other day for $10 each. They were a great deal.

    I always thought of ferns as old-lady plants but I’ve changed my mind. One of mine is sitting on my hearth in front of the fireplace. It was a great way to fill that space now that wood-burning season is over.

    • says

      Becky, Laura, Erica, Jill, and Lea- The blue fish is actually an oldie but a goodie from Target (picked up for around $4 a few years back). You can see him hanging out in our “Decor Store” in this post from a while back.

      Sarah- We have luck finding succulents at Home Depot and Lowe’s on the cheap. Hope it helps!


  6. says

    I cut some strems off our cherry tree in our backyard – loved the look in the diningroom.

    I alos cut long stems from our rose bushes…I have a bunch of ‘dead heading’ to do over the weekend

  7. Erika says

    Right now I’m enjoying a lovely easter lily that a co-worker gave me. And, my boyfriend surprised me with a lovely bouquet at work today!

    I may have to make a Wal-mart run tonight! I bought a lot of plants there last year, and they did fabulously! I have also found bargains at Big Lots – got a rose bush for $3.00 that is unbelievably pretty :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *