Seasons are changing; with spring at our doorstep we see lots of different flowers come into season. But some trees are ready to flower too, like the breath-taking Magnolia tree. Give your home a seasonal makeover and bring the outdoors in with these flowering spring branches:
Flowering Cherry Blossom branches symbolise the changing of seasons – the end of winter and the start of spring. Their beauty is mesmerising but their life span is sadly, very short. After two weeks, when the flowers are at their best, the blossoms start to fall. Did you know that Cherry Blossom is Japan’s unofficial national flower? When the trees are at their blooming peak, many Japanese organise Cherry Blossom parties with family, friends or colleagues.
Like Cherry Blossom, the Pussy Willow tree is one of the first to bloom in late winter or early spring. This type of tree does not produce full and colourful flowers, but furry catkins instead. These branches have been and remain very popular in many European countries during Easter celebrations. Pussy Willow can be displayed on its own or mixed with seasonal flowers such as Ranunculus, Hyacinths and Tulips.
Did you know that Magnolia trees go way back? They are believed to have appeared before the existence of bees! Magnolia branches are praised for their big white and pink flowers which diffuse a sweet fragrance. Once the Magnolia shows off its stunning flowers and heavenly perfume, you simply cannot resist this floral beauty. Our advice? Go get some while you can!
Forsythia also goes by the common name ‘Easter Tree’, although it is actually a shrub. It can be recognised by its bell-shaped bright yellow flowers, which declare the imminent rise of spring. Forsythia is suitable to put in a vase indoors after it has had a cold stimulus. With the warm indoor temperatures, Forsythia branches will wake up from their ‘hibernation’ and start flowering.
Spring branches care tips
Once you have brought the outdoors in with beautiful spring branches, make sure to enjoy them to the fullest. Don’t know how to take care of Magnolia, Forsythia and other spring branches? Just follow these care tips and you will be fine:
- Fill a vase with tepid water – this is very important to start the flowering process
- Cut the spring branches at an angle with sharp pruning shears
- Remove any lateral branches that will end up below the water surface
- Place your spring branches in a light, sunny room or on the outdoor table
Ready to give your home a seasonal makeover with these lovely spring branches? Get them while you can; head over to your local florist who most definitely will have some in stock!