I love the idea of having fresh flowers on my table but not always the cost of buying them at the grocery store. I put together a easy flower arrangement that cost me nothing!
How to make an easy spring arrangement
In the summer months, I can just go into my garden and cut whatever happens to be blooming, but since it’s barely Spring here in New Hampshire I can’t do that right now.
The first shrub that blooms here is the Forsythia. It always feels like Spring when we’re driving through town and see all that yellow lining the roads.
I went into my backyard and clipped a few branches off my bush. They were full of buds that hadn’t started blooming yet.
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How to force Spring branches
Branches look best arranged in a tall vessel. I found the best pitcher on clearance at Walmart the other day (I just checked and they still have it online here). It was the perfect size to hold my Forsythia!
Forcing branches is so easy! All I did was trim off some of the ends of the branches and arranged them in a few inches of water.
You could do this with whatever flowering shrub or tree you have available in your yard; you could even do it with a few small tree branches that haven’t leafed out yet.
Then you wait…
About a week later the flowers started to open.
… and two weeks later they are still in full bloom.
My Botanical Print Gallery Wall makes a beautiful backdrop for the white pitcher and bright yellow flowers.
I’m enjoying the afternoon light that streams into my kitchen now that it is Spring. I love the longer days!