I love it when the first signs of spring appear — the birds return (we have chaffinches and wrens recently arrived in our garden), gardens and parks are slowly transformed with spring flowers and trees gradually covered in blossom. I always feel it is really important to bring some of that spring feeling into the home to lift the gloom after the long winter months.
I fill my house with both spring bulb plants and spring cut flowers. The vivid yellows of the daffodils, narcissi and branches of forsythia around the home really raise the spirits. And don't forget hyacinths in blue, purple, pink, mauve and white and branches of lilac. Don't be too fussy about what sort of container you use for cut spring flowers as they flowers speak for themselves and look beautiful in jam jars, glasses, vintage bottles, enamel pots ....
Having scents in the home is important, whether they be candles, room sprays or room diffusers. However there is nothing better than the natural scent of flowers. Hyacinths and narcissi have a particularly strong, sweet scent and are best placed near entrance to my home to welcome visitors or in a hallway. They can be too overpowering in a bedroom.
Below are the plants and vases of spring flowers currently in my home. Call it overkill but in my opinion you can never have too many flowers around the home! I was very lucky because my wonderful local florist, Jayne Copperwaite Flowers, gifted me all the hyacinths and the forsythia in these photos.