Blooming Brilliance: How to Brighten Your Home with Fresh Forsythia this Spring

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It’s April and time for some blooming brilliance: How to brighten your home with fresh forsythia this Spring.

This is the perfect time of year to bring that happy yellow color we see in nature inside.

Making a giant forsythia bouquet for our homes is a dramatic statement that Winter is done and warm weather is on it’s way.

Blooming Brilliance: How to Brighten Your Home with Fresh Forsythia this Spring

The Forsythia Bush

The forsythia bush turns a bright yellow during the Spring, then changes to green blending in with all the trees and bushes it’s surrounded by.

It doesn’t stay this cheerful yellow long, but the forsythia definitely makes itself stand out in the short time it blooms.

My mom was smart and years ago planted more than a few forsythia bushes in her yard.

I went to her house the other day and the blue sky coupled with the brilliant yellow of the flowers just blew me away. Of course nature is always better up close and in person, but I had to run to the car and get my camara so I could show you on the blog.

Lucky for me my beautiful momma is generous with her flowers and always lets me cut several branches for a couple of bouquets to take home.

Here’s one from a couple years ago.  It’s not too late to head out and get a few branches of the last of this beautiful plant for your own lovely bouquet.

Forsythia’s like to be trimmed so you’re not hurting this stunning bush if you carefully clip it.

forsythia bouquet bush

This beauty, a little past it’s bloom prime, is still a show stopper! I pulled to the side of the road to take a pic and heard the sweetest bird singing.

I wonder if it makes it’s home in this massive forsythia.

Bring Forsythia and Nature Into Your Home

I particularly love the color of the forsythia flowers in our kitchen because the yellow and white make for such a fresh statement.

I found a large vase at a thrift store with a modern feel which paired nicely with the tall flowering branches. If you are able to find a thrifted or vintage vase, make sure it holds water well.

Any hairline crack can eventually leak and cause damage to whatever your vase is sitting on or surrounded by. I speak from past experience on this one.

Before you trust your thrifted vase, fill it up with water and set it on a towel on your kitchen counter first.

If your towel gets wet you know your vase isn’t water worthy. But what if you’re in love with that particular vase?

Understandable, because let’s face it, vases are easy to fall in love with.

In this case you can always find another smaller container to put inside your vessel to hold the water.

forsythia bouquet home decor

forsythia bouquet decorating

Here’s an even bigger forsythia bouquet I made for our dining room from a few years ago.

This container is almost like a crock and gives a cottage feel.

forsythia bouquet table setting

You can see here I set the vase filled with water on a bamboo wood plate just in case a slow leak would appear.

I started sanding down this table and did not want any trouble from moisture.

So far so good.

forsythia bouquet dining

If you don’t have any fresh forsythia to clip you can always buy faux forsythia.

I’m really impressed with these faux forsythia here, they look so real!

Are you going to quick put a forsythia bouquet together while you can? You only have a few more days and then you’ll have to wait for 2023. That’s part of why I love flowering perennials in general, they only come once a year.

Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful season as nature comes full bloom.

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