I’m a little overwhelmed right now working on a new undertaking that I cannot wait to share with you.
In the meantime, I’m up to my ears figuring out all of the details to make this challenging yet fun new adventure work.
Of course, I still want to have a few fresh flowers around the house. But right now I need them to last for a loooong time, and I don’t have time to fuss with them. That’s why I threw together a few “living arrangements” that I know will last for weeks if I just drop a few ice cubes on top of the stems every other day.
These Peridot slipper orchids are what inspired me to create this little orchid forest.
Higher reaching orchids rounded out the canopy.
White pansies added freshness to the forest floor.
But here is how they looked as they left Trader Joe’s. Clearly, all of the clamps, dyed sticks and tags needed to scoot.
The sticks were replaced with pussy willow twigs, the clamps with a pale green cotton twine; and those plastic pots were concealed beneath a bed of fresh moss, to look like this within minutes.
Now moss, is one of the fringe benefits of living in the PNW, I can easily harvest it right out my backdoor. Dry moss is available in garden stores and can be revived by soaking it in water for an hour or so.
Here’s another moss transformation, a great way to bring Springtime indoors early.
These white hyacinths in blue washed tins were also at Trader Joe’s, I bought several and they looked fine as they were.
But they looked much more finished with a mossy topper.
Their scintillating scent and freshness brought life to all of the vignettes around the abode.
East coast readers… it sounds as if Spring is coming to you soon.