make an easy spring arrangement
I love the idea of having fresh flowers on my table but not always the cost of buying them at the grocery store.
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 back yard and clipped a few branches off my bush. They were full of buds that hadn’t started blooming yet.
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 perfect for to hold my Forsythia!
I trimmed 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!