Flowers help brighten any home, and they are free. I use “recycled” bottles as flower vases, like the ones below, and pick wildflowers while hiking or biking (my bike has a great basket). Just bring a pair of heavy duty scissors to trim the stems, since wildflowers have much sturdier roots and stems than store-bought flowers, then peel off the excess leaves and cut the stems to attractive lengths. The flowers below were all picked along the bike trails around Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury, New Jersey.
- Glass vase from personal collection
- Beer growler from End of Elm, Morristown NJ
- Milk bottle from Ashley Farms, Flanders NJ