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I’m not a gardener. I’m what you would call indoorsy.
So once things are planted outside, it usually doesn’t occur to me to actually go out there and bring them in.
But over the winter I found this pin on Pinterest and decided to try and recreate it for a book club gathering at my house.
I’m sure any neighbors who saw me outside with pruning sheers in February thought I had lost it at last. But I actually loved the result.
I love the seasons, including the starkness of winter, so its simplicity was pretty to me.
Last month I decided to try my hand at forcing branches. I clipped some off of a honeysuckle bush (I think it’s a honeysuckle bush…someone correct me if I’m wrong) but they didn’t bloom. The leaves just dried up and fell off.
I liked the green while it lasted though.
This week I decided to clip a couple of branches off of this dogwood tree (at least I think it’s Dogwood…told ya I’m not a gardener).
This time the buds had already bloomed but have opened up even more over the past few days. So pretty and simple. I love them.
And they’re lasting a lot longer than the $6.99 bunch of tulips I bought at the grocery store.
Do you like to garden? How do you decorate with nature?
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