Are you tired of those winter blahs and need something to carry you over until it’s time for spring home decor? I’ll share some of the ways you can brighten up your home this winter with greenery and flowers.
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Winter Botanicals and Gardens Blog Hop
I’m joining some talented ladies today for a Winter Botanicals and Gardens Blog Hop today, hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home. I know you will find so many great ideas and hope you’ll visit all of the wonderful blogs. All blogger links are listed at the bottom of this post.
If you’ve just come over from Debra of Common Ground, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Debra is one of my favorite bloggers and I’m sure you were inspired by her winter botanical tabletop.
Do you remember when I shared my blog post on How to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor just a couple of weeks ago? Or maybe you saw my post My Warm and Cozy Cottage Tips. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m already done with winter, and it’s only been a month.
I TRIED! REALLY I DID! But I’m ready to move on. Bring on spring.
I’m going to share some of the ways I’m bringing the outdoors inside my home. I’m not going full-on spring yet. My home decor is still a winter neutral. The birds and bunnies continue to be packed away inside their “spring” totes. But I’m adding more flowers and greenery, both fresh and faux, to brighten up my winter home.
Fresh Cut Flowers
You don’t have to wait until spring to bring beautiful flowers into your home. I went on a mission the other day to find some fresh flowers for a Valentine’s Day tablescape. My local florist offered the most beautiful mix of tulips, roses, snapdragons and eucalyptus.
Just adding a bouquet of beautiful fresh cut flowers and greenery adds the pop of color needed to chase away the winter blues. Am I right?
These were the gorgeous fresh cut roses I enjoyed last year. They were so beautiful that I spent an entire day shooting the flowers in different containers. Don’t these pink beauties look fabulous in this galvanized bucket?
Roses are obviously in large supply this time of year for Valentine’s Day, and really brighten up a room during the winter months.
Tulips are one of the most popular fresh cut flower during the winter and spring months, and are more inexpensive than other flower varieties.
Are you wondering how these tulips are standing so straight? Three water-filled mason jars were placed inside this vintage enamel pot to do the trick.
Here are the flowers I bought the other day for my Valentine’s Day table. White, red and pink…I’m loving this color combo. It doesn’t have to take much effort to spruce up a mantel and brighten up your space for winter.
From the Winter Garden
I’ll admit, there isn’t much to choose from in my garden when it comes to cutting fresh flowers in the winter months. But there are a few options you may want to consider growing in your garden for a fresh floral arrangement whenever you want.
Hellebores, or Lenten Roses are a gorgeous bloom to add to your home in the winter. I have several different colors growing in my garden this time of year. This arrangement is from last year, and also had forced some Quince blooms inside as well.
You can enjoy a spring preview of flowering branches by pruning branches of spring-flowering trees such as forsythia and pussy willow. Forcing branches bring the bright color inside to help relieve those winter blahs.
Forsythia is my favorite flower to force bloom. There’s nothing better than that bright yellow color, and it only takes a couple of weeks to bloom after you’ve cut and added them to a water filled vase.
Potted Plants that Bloom Through the Winter
These blooming plants are perfect for tucking into winter vignettes for a pop of color. Here’s a tip I just learned. Don’t toss the plant once it stops blooming and loses its leaves. Water it every once in awhile during its dormancy. As soon as the cool temperatures return in fall, the plant will come back to life after regular watering.
This plant is one of the easier flowering plants to grow, This is mostly because they adjust well to the drier indoor air. They like a sunny location, but a word of warning: south-facing window will be far too hot for them.
Fabulous Faux Greenery & Flowers for the Winter
A winter faux greenery and flowers option can be expensive when starting out, but so worth the investment in my opinion. If you spend more money on a better quality option, they will last for years and look very real.
This yellow vintage toolbox was a great find last weekend. Adding faux succulents are the perfect finishing touch.
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Faux ferns fit right into any season’s home decor.
Faux greenery is the most perfect option for me. “Why” do you ask? Because not every outdoor gardener can keep a houseplant alive. I think it’s because I forget to water them.
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The faux eucalyptus and olive branch options are so pretty, but it’s important to get the better quality stems. They can tend to look really fake when you buy the more inexpensive versions.
I love faux flowers! More than anything! They are a great addition to my home decor when there isn’t a lot to choose from in the garden, or if I can’t make it to the store. And our store is over 30 minutes away, so this is just a lot easier.
I’ve had these forsythia branches for years and they still look just as beautiful as when I bought them several years ago.
Hydrangea faux flowers are one of my favorites. They tend to look more like real fresh cut flowers than many other varieties.
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Mix some faux greenery and flowers together in a vase or container to make the arrangement fuller.
I hope you’ve taken away an idea or two for brightening up your winter home decor with greenery and flowers. The Winter Botanicals and Gardens Blog Hop continues with Christy of Our Southern Home where you’ll find some beautiful winter floral arrangements. Christy has the most beautiful style, and I know you’ll agree!
You can find links to all the blog hop below! Make sure to visit them all. You will be so happy you did!
Follow The Yellow Brick Home | A Stroll Thru Life | Common Ground | Shiplap and Shells | Our Southern Home | Botanic Bleu | Decor to Adore | The Tattered Pew | The Painted Hinge | Bricks-n-Blooms | Thistle Key Lane | My Thrift Store Addiction | Lets Add Sprinkles
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