Lately I have been looking at the clearance flowers at the grocery store when I shop. For just a tiny bit of money, you can bring home something that will make you happy for at least two weeks ;)
This stargazer lily kept blooming. It's a spectacular flower, but I don't know if I will repurchase it for the kitchen because it has a very distinctive aroma -- one that my husband did not find appealing . . . .
I have some purple iris that bloom every spring and they have the same issue. One time I cut some and brought them inside and I promptly had to take them out again. Pee-yew! They are definitely best enjoyed outside, in the yard.
This little bouquet was marked down to $2.00. A lot of times I don't prefer a mixed bouquet, but the price was right, and I've been very happy at how they look inside my blue canning jar.
Looking at British and other European blogs with all their flowers has inspired me. I highly recommend the practice of having flowers in (and around) the house.