If you have a case of the winter blues (or even if you don’t), there is nothing quite so revitalizing as bringing a bit of nature’s beauty inside to freshen up our décor. Living in the Northwest does have its perks – because of all our abundant rain and more moderate temperatures, the first signs of spring are already peeking out. And since February is a great time to prune your shrubs, why not bring those branches in to liven up your living space!
Now, I have to confess, these particular branches I discovered just off a nearby dirt road. My neighbor Mike, a master gardener, is fairly certain these are Wild Currant branches. And I must say, of the four arrangements here, these are my favorite. Mike thought they might even sprout roots in water, and hey, if they do, I am going to plant them in my back yard, because they are stunning!
I have no idea what these branches from my yard are are, but I love how they look, arranged sans water with rocks and moss at the bottom of the vase. By the way, I bought these vases on line but they have similar, albeit smaller, vases just like these at the Dollar Tree for ……. a dollar!
There is something so peaceful and beautiful about the simplicity of natural branches placed in a clear glass cylinder vase. I am just saying, these branches are a work of art. We don’t even have to wait for summer to enjoy some cuts from our garden!
These Heavenly Bamboo shrubs by my front porch are prolific. It thrills me that their lovely leaves are evergreens, so I can enjoy cuts from them all year long. Their red stems are a delightful bonus!
My favorite of the four arrangements, the arrangement from the first photo, moved around the house a bit because I loved it so much. So how do you freshen up your home décor after winter? It can be as easy as a snip here and a snip there with your pruning shears. Happy cutting, made beautiful by natures design :)