I love the moment when winter becomes decidedly spring. For many Spring is still slightly cold or cool weather and gardens coming to life. For this Florida girl, spring means afternoon showers, bright new floral prints on all fabrics, and time for a fresh new bikini. My most favorite of course is floral arrangements in the home.
My apartment almost always has a pot or a vase with greenery in every room. Its important, especially in the less frequently used spaces. With St. Patricks day around the corner I will honor the percentage of my Irish heritage with Belles of Ireland mixed with tulips and palm leaves.
I keep arrangements simple. I like the simplicity of one type of flower in a single glass vase, those are my personal preferences but I encourage you to try lively mixed arrangements or colorful vessels. I always purchase flowers from Whole Foods or Fresh Market, although if your in Miami a local hot spot is on the corner of Biscayne and 123rd. If you do buy a premixed arrangement my suggestion is avoid or remove the “filler”, cut them fresh, and rearrange the stems a little so it looks more organic and NEVER buy a flower that has been dyed or is not a real color. Nature is seriously already beautiful, neon carnations are not.