Garden to table

First of all, I'd like to hand it to Davis Wholesale Florists here in Birmingham because I've had that ranunculus for almost a week  and a half and she's still looking right on time. Not to mention I scored the bunch for $5 in the first place because one of her sisters looked a little haggard. And the dahlias? Right from the garden. I'm kind of obsessed with them. They almost look plastic. They're so perfect. And let me tell you another thing I like about them- the stem color. I like that nice dark swampy green. It's kind of sexy and mysterious.