Monday, March 17, 2008

Time to Spring !

Now that we've officially sprung into spring and the days are a bit warmer, at least they are in the mid-Atlantic, I'm feeling the need to see more green and florals in decor as well as plants and flowers. Yes, trees are showing the tiniest of buds and the smallest of shoots are coming forth in the garden so there's nothing tangible yet to bring inside. In a few weeks I'll be able to force a few branches and clip a few daffodils.

What I've loved to do for years is decorate with plants and visit my favorite wholesale floral shop in Alexandria. Decorating with plants is a year round way to take the edge off the sparseness of winter. It's a great way to commune with living things inside when its gloomy and cold outside. The great benefit of decorating with plants is improved air quality...you're creating a micro climate. Air quality is increased the more plants you have in a space. But, don't create a jungle! Trim, water, feed and displace to visually enhance your environment. Cut flowers can also add color and warmth to a room like nothing else....they're the accessory that adds the greatest impact for the least cost. Think of cleaver and creative ways to table scape and pull it all together with flowers and plants!


image: NY Times





2 comments:

Artistic Lifestyling said...

I was reminded by another post yesterday how much I needed to get outside to plant something. This is yet further inspiration. Thank you!

Lise

Red River Interiors said...

i checked up on you last week....glad to see you're back posting...but up too late to leave a decent comment on your ribbons, will do it today... Fay