In today’s post, I want to show you how pretty it is to bring clippings from your shade perennials indoors to brighten up your home!
I love to bring in these pretty leaves and branches and put them in a variety of glass vases. You could even use jars. I’ve collected the vases I have over the years from yard sales, thrift shops, and even craft stores. If I see a unique one, will pick it up and add it to my collection.
I also think a it looks interesting to stagger the sizes and heights of the vases. I can’t remember where I found this little one, but isn’t it sweet! We all like fresh flower arrangements, but don’t overlook these mainly green beauties – they can bring life and brightness into your home! I did this last year on my mantel and absolutely loved it – if you missed that post, you can see it HERE.
Here are the plants I used in this arrangement:
Two varieties of variagated Hosta
(a shrub, but still green and looks pretty)
Variagated Lace Cap Hydrangea Leaves
If you don’t have any perennials, you can use tree or shrub branches.
If you need glass containers – here are ideas for you:
Used Starbuck’s drink bottles
Old cologne bottles
Saved vases from delivered flowers
and find them for cheap at:
Antique & Vintage Shops
Why not take a walk around your yard this evening and find a few pretty, shade perennials and bring some inside for a fresh, summer arrangement!
Doreen, such a good reminder!! I love using lemon balm and also weigelia leaves. I have the variegated kind so the leaves are two toned. So glad things are settling down for you!!?
Me too, Linda!!
Thank-you for remembering what’s the most important in life our family.Life happens and we put all on hold till we can pick up the pieces again.
Thanks so much, Arlene. I agree, I will never regret the time I’ve spent in the past years, and hopefully years to come, with my Dad.
Love, LOVE, L O V E bringing the “green” indoors, dear friend!
I recently took a few clippings from a shrubbery
and added a single tea rose in a bud vase. . .cute, cute, cute!
Truly inspiration post!
P.S. Great news to hear about your Dad’s move!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
What a lovely idea, Doreen…the cuttings are beautiful! So nice you got your dad settled…my mom is visiting with me for a month, and I have enjoyed the time together!
Love this! I’ve been doing this for years and thought I was just too cheap to buy flowers if mine were not blooming. Sometimes I head outside to cut my flowers and then stand there with a dilemma: they look so pretty on the plant should I really cut them off? That’s why I started cutting greenery!
What a lovely idea! I haven’t given any thought to using my hosta and other leaves instead of flowers. The green is so refreshing and seems just perfect for these hot humid days.
Christy @ Our Southern Home
Wow! This is absolutely stunning. I love the simplicity, but grouping them together really makes them grand. Did you paint that chest? I love it!!!