Everything’s better when you buy, eat, and enjoy what’s in season. Here’s the in-season flowers, fruits, and vegetables you should be buying this month, plus my March 2021 essential oil pick.
Spring is quickly approaching, and it’s time to freshen up your home with some amazing flowers. Here are my March options.
Delphiniums – Found in blue, pink, and white, these long-stemmed flowers have beautifully dense and clustered blooms.
Freesias – A popular trumpet-like flower with a sweet aroma that will last about six weeks.
Gerberas – With daisy-like flowers, Gerberas come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Hydrangeas – An elegant flower with mostly blue, pink, and purple blooms.
Iris – A high-demand flower during this season, the Iris comes in various colors and combinations. It’s elegant and unique.
Magnolias – Picked from the beloved tree, the flowers are white, long, and sometimes seen with red spots.
Orchids – A colorful and fragrant option that will literally last forever.
Roses – Sometimes fragrant, oftentimes red, but always a beautifully cupped bloom.
Snapdragons – Displaying a colorful, showy bloom in the spring that will last a while.
Sunflowers – Ranging in dwarf to giant varieties, the big, beautiful blooms are great in a garden or an indoor floral arrangement.
Tulips – This spring bloomer is showy, bright, and usually found in pink, red, white, or yellow.
March brings two juicy fruit options that are popular around the world and two of my favs!
Mangoes are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that help with various functions, such as producing healthy collagen. They are also good for your heart, digestion, and so much more.
Pineapples not only taste good but are good for you. They are full of nutrients and can boost immunity, aid in digestion, help with recovery, and contain antioxidants.
My veggie spotlights this month are Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Brussels sprouts are a high-fiber vegetable that is full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They reduce multiple health risks and taste great sauteed.
Cauliflower has quickly become a chicken and steak replacement that’s healthy and delicious. It is also a suitable, low-carb option for grains and helps reduce inflammation. Korean BBQ bites are my favorite cauliflower recipe.
Also, enjoy artichokes, broccoli, leeks, lettuce, and mushrooms.
By far, Rose Essential Oil is one of my favs. Its sweet nectary smell is one I can’t get enough of. This oil is great in perfume but can also combat anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines, and sleep deprivation.
Here’s one of my favorite Rose Essential Oil recipes that can be used as a body scent or in a diffuser.
As a perfume:
- 14 drops of Rose EO
- 14 drops of Lavender EO
- 7 drops of Grapefruit EO
In a diffuser:
- 7 drops of Rose EO
- 7 drops of Lavender EO
- 3 drops of Grapefruit EO (can swap for Blood or Sweet Orange EO)
What are your favorite flowers, fruits, vegetables, and essential oils this month?