A wonderful greeting as you enter a room!
Nothing creates greater visual impact to a room than a tall array of flowering Spring-time branches. Even displaying a single branch placed in a vase can be breathtaking and worth bringing indoors to admire.
A gathered selection of blooming single and double cherry blossoms
combined with plum branches make up this display.
I'm fortunate to have a good friend like Shelley Holmes! Shelley invited me to cut several amazingly beautiful branches from her enormous and very old double cherry-tree. I felt like a kid in a candy shop!
The oversized vintage copper watering can came from a favortie antiques shop in Woodbury, Connecticut, called the French Country Loft. It's great to collect one of a kind containers like this for your arrangements.
|Photos by Michael Partenio|
Here is the Best Way to Cut a Branch Stem:
To learn more about arranging and forcing spring branches, look for my feature in the current 2013 Spring Issue of Country Gardens magazine.