Designing with Blooming Branches

Fresh, delicate, impactful—blooming branches are true statement pieces. In Michigan, our favorite blooming branches, such as quince, forsythia and magnolia are available around late February to early March, depending on weather. As the weather excites us with days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, we crave spring. Blooming branches add the perfect amount of bright sunshine to our spaces.

General Care

If you have been following along with our journal, you will remember one of our early stories The Beauty of Flowering Branches Indoors in which we discussed handling and care tips for flowering branches. We also discussed the basics of proper watering for maintenance. You can refer to that earlier journal to ensure proper care of whichever blooming branches you choose to display.

Making a Statement

When designing with blooming branches, it's important to keep their grand scale in mind. Each branch has its own curvature and limb structure which creates dimension in your arrangement. We prefer choosing a statement vessel first. If your vessel is antique or porous, we suggest using an everyday vessel such as a basic glass vase inside the piece, which is easier to maintain and won't put your important vessel at risk. Begin adding your branches, occasionally stepping back to view the overall structure. With flowering branches, sometimes less can be more.

Create then Wait

The beauty of blooming branches is their evolution. Depending on the variety, buds tend to gradually open over time with the proper maintenance. We display them carefully with the expectation that they will drop some foliage. The beauty of a flowering branch display is to watch your scene grow and change over time.

Flowering branches make a big statement. Their simple beauty is a true sign of springtime. When properly cared for, they continue to grow and bloom—creating a wonderful and joyful display in your spaces. Flowering branch arrangements can last between two and three weeks in a vase. Shop our seasonal selection of branches in shoppe, noting that varieties are subject to change due to availability.