I called my florist yesterday to find out how much it would cost to order a few cherry blossom branches to make an arrangement. She told me that one branch, which comes 6 feet tall, will cost me around $20.00 for each branch. Crazy. Then she gave me a great idea: To buy the silk cherry branches from Michael’s and mix in a few long lasting greenery branches to make it look even more authentic. She sold me a few tree ferns and some other pretty greenery for only $2.00. Michael’s silk flowers were on sale for 40% off. I used five branches: You can use all kinds of flowers and be really creative! Do you think you will give this a try?Share on Facebook
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Did you know that when orchids stop blooming and enter a dormant state, many orchid owners make the mistake of thinking their orchid has died and throw the plant away? I admit that I am one that has been throwing them out for years thinking they were dead and done! My plant smart sister–in-law taught me that unlike many common houseplants that remain green and healthy-looking year round, orchids are more like the perennial flowers and bulbs in your outdoor garden. Just like other flowering plants, orchids must rest and replenish their energy between bloom periods. Producing flowers consumes tremendous energy, depleting the resources the plant uses to produce healthy new growth. The large, showy flowers your orchid produces and maintains week after week when your orchid is in full bloom eventually drain the plant of energy. When this occurs, the flowers will fade and fall off the stem. So I took her advice and instead of throwing my plant out this time, I watered once a week as usual and let it go. And look what I found yesterday!: Can’t believe it. It has only been about 3 months and is already blooming again! So don’t be tossing your orchids out after blooming. It is not dead! Here is the proof they will bloom again: So pretty and three other buds ready to open! I just love flowers, don’t you? Have a great weekend everyone!Share on Facebook
Looking to freshen up your rooms this Spring? Still trending BIG this year is the color coral:
Coral is a beautiful color to refresh and lighten up any room. A color combination I am in love with now is coral, navy blue and mineral blue:
I also am loving coral and turquoise together:
Unlike last Spring, coral colored accessories now are easy to find and at great prices. New towels for the bath:
Pillows for the sofa and bed:
Or a throw for the living room or bedroom:
Wouldn’t that blanket above look beautiful folded at the end of your bed?
The picture above shows how well coral works with many other colors. Including browns:
(Winter Day by Behr, Simply White by Benjamin Moore, Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore, Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore).
White & Coral!:
And of course all shades of blue:
Look how nice coral goes with green and blue:
Wouldn’t these chairs be fun and exciting in your kitchen or dining room:
Ballard Design even carries coral fabric at pretty good prices:
Or how about a beautiful, new rug for your entry or living room:
What do you think of the color coral? Do you agree that it is a great color to help bring Spring indoors this year? We certainly are deserving of a happy, bright color to bring in the warmth!Share on Facebook
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Last set of Costa Rica pictures I promise! I just wanted to share with you some of my photos of the scenery and natural beauty in the jungle. You will be glad I did they are so beautiful!
Amazing, isn’t it? Here was a bamboo forest:
It was enormous!
The leaf cutter ants were the coolest things. Their whole life is spent carrying exact sized pieces of leaves back home to the nest:
They were so amazing to watch.
This was a school that I would have loved to go inside and look around:
I wish I knew the names of all these beautiful flowers!
The last night with a few of our new friends:
I miss it. Thanks everyone for letting me share! I promise to get back to decorating tomorrow!Share on Facebook