Spring is in the air and the buds are beginning to swell on the trees in my neighborhood. Now is the time to get a jump on spring by gathering an armful of your favorite branches. Forsythia, plum, cherry, almond, magnolia, azalea, lilies and tulips can be used to add vibrancy to your living room.
Give the branches / stems a fresh cut and set them in tall vases of warm water throughout the house. Be sure and change the water every three days and you will be rewarded with the opportunity of watching the tiny buds expand, and then explode into full colorful blossoms. For a whimsical touch, glue artificial butterflies to your branches. After all, if the forsythia is blooming the butterflies can’t be far behind.