Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve invited a few friends over for dinner. Though you tidied up a bit the night before, your dining table is missing something: flowers. The ones at your local Whole Foods or florist would push you over your budget for the meal, even if your friends, provided that they’re decent humans, are bringing wine. Hark! The Trader Joe’s on 14th Street NW has a sundry collection of flora at a bargain. Who knew you could find chrysanthemums for less than $10? They may not last long, but they will impress your guests.