It’s 30 degrees here in fair Louisville, but in stores around town, flowers are already blooming and trees are blossoming.
Just tell yourself, “No, it’s not freezing outside. No, it’s not completely grey with precipitation of some form or fashion always around. It’s SPRING!” Though technically it is spring, we are going to have to fake that we’re feeling warm until this much wanted season decides to appear, for real.
If we are not blossoming outdoors, let’s just take it inside. There are lots of ways to do this.
Digs has a huge tree in the middle of their store and they have meticulously attached cherry blossoms with wire to the tree, making it appear as if it is in bloom. The cherry blossoms are $30 a spray and you could do this on a smaller scale with twigs or just do the blossoms alone.
Here is the up close picture–you cannot tell it is not real.
Dover House & Mercantile has captured this same look with cherry blossom sprays and white twigs in a vase.
Colonial Designs took peach blossom sprays and put them in a vase. This would be a great year-round arrangement with the neutral colors.
For a different kind of blossom, head to Tassels for their birch blossom sprays.
Yellow is a sure sign of spring and so is forsythia, which has chosen not to appear yet on the natural landscape here unfortunately. Go ahead and buy it and create your own natural landscape (without any allergies).
This beautiful big forsythia arrangement is at Digs.
Here’s an option for a spring wreath using forsythia and twigs. We love nod to Derby from the metal horse-themed welcome sign.
Orange trees can bloom in the freezing cold, says Digs.
Colonial Designs makes me change my mind about having silk (fake) flowers in the house. These arrangements are gorgeous, not to mention the lovely chinoiserie vases, too.
Tassels has beautiful silk hydrangeas and lilies shown in big woven baskets.
If going big is not your style, never underestimate the power of a single orchid. No need for a big arrangement when you can make a powerful statement with this.
Or how about just a conversation piece in the form of moss orb?
If you are not seeing much in your own garden, bring these sprouts in your kitchen.
Feel better? Take that, Punxsutawney Phil.