Weekly Roses

Ode a La Rose

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Like every diligent blogger, I buy fresh flowers every week. In all seriousness though, I have been a flower addict from the moment I graduated from college and made my first paycheck. Growing up, my mom always had fresh flowers in the house and I guess the habit stuck. Once in a while I’ll change it up, but for the most part, I stick to white or pink roses. They feel classic and clean, bringing life to any room in the house. Now that we have more space, I have to be selective about what rooms get this added touch or else I might go broke!

I usually pick them up at Whole Foods or, if I’m in the city, at a deli. They’re always beautiful but generally die in about a week, which is always a bummer.

Luckily, I recently discovered Ode a la Rose floral delivery service, which ships to most cities in the Northeast, when they sent me a bouquet to enjoy at home. My first pink rose bouquet lasted almost three weeks. I’m not even exaggerating a little bit.

I got this stunning white one last week and it’s still going strong! I love having white flowers in my home office (tour of the room coming soon) since there is already so much pink in the room.

How I keep my roses fresh:

1. When you get fresh flowers, cut the stems on an angle

2. Remove any excess leaves as they drink up the water that could be going to the flowers

3. Place roses in warm water with flower food if you have it

4. Every two days, change the water and pull off any petals that are browning or getting wrinkly

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  1. Aubrey Yandow said:

    I love placing flowers on my desk!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  2. Elana Lyn Gross said:

    Your office is so pretty! Buying that fun desk sign asap!

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Thanks! Such a good sign, right? You need!

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  3. Maggie said:

    I love that mirrored tray! Cute office- it is so clean and crisp!

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  4. Ann-Louise Lindberg said:

    Love this post and thanks for sharing! Thanks for those tips about the roses!


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  5. Krisztina Williams said:

    Gorgeous flowers!! And great tips for keeping them fresh.


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  6. lori@thehealthminded.com said:

    Fresh flowers always bring a smile and who doesn’t want more of that!? It is lovely gesture to bring the outside in!

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  7. Jean | Skyline Blossoms said:

    I love your workspace and can’t wait to see more! Having a dedicated office is one of the things I miss living in the city. Ode a la Rose sounds fab – I’ll have to give it a try.

    xx Jean

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  8. LoveCompassionateLee said:

    Like my mom, I love the vibrant color and fragance of yellow roses. Thanks for the tips on how to enjoy them for a longer duration. Happy Tuesday!

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