Saturday, March 19, 2011


Unlike Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast" who uses antlers in all of his decorating, we use branches.  Right now is a wonderful time to take those prunnings, especially if you have flowering trees, and bring the branches in.  Make sure that your container is the right scale for your branches otherwise it loses its statement.  Not all the way, but in a way that says you might not understand proportions.  I like the 1/3 rule where the vase is 1/3 of the length of the branches.  The bigger and taller the vase the better, then you can really play the beauty of mother nature.  And by the way, this display could last twice as long or more than fresh cut flowers.  You can bring the branches in when the tree has begun to bud but is not opening and then each day will give you a new display of blossoms.  Enjoy!

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