Strictly Spring: A Bouquet of Blossoming Branches
Good evening, everyone, and a very happy Friday to you all!
This week seemed to totally fly by… no doubt thanks to the beautiful weather and the sweet spring vibes hanging heavy in the air. In honor of such a special seasonal shift in temperatures, I figured that it would be fun to put together a strictly spring handheld arrangement made almost exclusively from blossoming branches. The leading ladies of this springtime spectacle are pussy willows, wild cherry, forsythia, and beech. Quite an all-star ensemble, wouldn’t you say?
The forsythia and wild cherry were brought inside for about a week in order to coerce them into an unseasonably early show of color. The beech branches and pussy willows were picked on the fly. I was tempted to toss some beautiful sloe branches into the mix, but its treacherous thorns make it a bit hard to handle.
To fill in the gaps and add a bit of greenery, I used long sprigs of scented geranium leaves.
Tied off with a lengthy cascade of silk ribbon in shades of buttercup and cream, my little spring symphony was ready to go.
I would have loved to include scented daffodils or romantically droopy tulips… but they’ve decided that they aren’t quite ready for showtime. It will probably be a few weeks before I’ll be seeing the first of their faces gracing the cutting garden. So, instead, I relied on the backbone of our spring landscape, a few quintessential characters that most spring-lovers will quickly recognize.
So there you have it- the treasures of my forage in the forest, a bright pop of color to start your weekend off with a bang!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend. May it be as colorful and vibrant as the forsythia flowers, as soft and sweet as the pussy willows, and as romantic as the cherry blossoms :)