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!