PlantTherapy: Blossoming Branches

PlantTherapy: Blossoming Branches

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 28, 2007

Cherry blossoms over morning coffee

For those of you with a tiny apartment, where every detail makes a big impact, this is a great, but fleeting, seasonal choice. For as little as $3.00 you can pick up a bundle of flowering branches from the local GreenMarket. As they open up they will become THE focal point, bringing vibrant color and delicate blossoms for more than a week. Drinking morning coffee next to a vase of these makes us feel like we are on a picnic...

The ones I bought last week are cherry and they are just beginning to blossom after a week of slowly filling out, first with brussels sprout-like bulges, then with green leaves, and now with delicate white blossoms on the seventh day.

I also have a tiny bud vase near the bed. It is almost never without a sprig of something from the flower shop. It is the tiniest thing in the entire room, but it has a very large impact. It seems to make a single stem of any plant shine like a jewel. We put two branches in it this past week and they brighten up the entire room. We will be sad to see them fade.

Our small bud vase, very easy and cheap to fill!

matt at apartmenttherapy dot com

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