A year or so ago I made a resolution of sorts: I wanted to have more living plants and flowers in our home, instead of artificial.
It’s been a process. Real plants are definitely more work than fake ones, and I don’t always keep them alive. But I do love having the real deal around.
Well, last week I was exploring a new-to-me blog, The Everyday Home, and saw that Barbara, the creator of that blog, had made a summer floral arrangement out of yard clippings. She gave me permission to share it with you here.
I know, right?
Isn’t it lush and wonderful?
With my resolution in mind, I knew I had to do a fall version right away, and yesterday was the day.
I kind of expected to have to take a little nature walk to find the variety of clippings I was looking for. And while that sounds like a lovely idea, I didn’t really want to have to do it.
I’m what you would call indoorsy.
That’s why I was outside looking for things to drag back inside in the first place.
As it turned out, though, I didn’t even have to leave my yard. I clipped some things from three different trees and one bush and I had all the variety I needed.
Even as I was piling this stuff up on my sidewalk, I could see that this arrangement would be impossible to mess up; it was pretty much going to make itself.
Fall colors just don’t let you fail. Even when they come a little late, like they have to Kansas City this year. I’m actually okay with that, though. I like the green among the other colors.
And one of our trees has berries among the leaves in the fall. Who knew? I should probably get back to nature more often.
P.S. That Pickwick & Co. candle in Autumn scent is to die for. Just sayin’.