Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring is in the air!

Spring brings perfect temperatures with very little humidity, not to mention those vivid and vibrant colors and smells of fragrant flowers in bloom; who wouldn't love this season? It is invigorating to be outside. In fact, spring weather is the natural way to get a boost of energy.

For those of us who can't be outside as much as we would like during the spring, we can compensate by bringing a bit of the outside to the inside of our home. Live flowers create energy and positive thinking while adding life to any room. As most of you know, I live on 15 acres of land that my grandfather and grandmother purchased during the depression. Jerry and I are really fortunate to have all the established trees and shrubbery planted many years ago.

The Forsythia bushes were beautiful this year. We have several planted along our fence row.

My grandmother planted a Lilac bush so long ago I don't even know how old it is. I remember the fragrant smell of Lilacs from when I was a little girl and we visited my grandparents home in the Spring.

I also enjoy having the ability to view nature's outside beauty. Be sure to plant flowering trees, shrubbery or flowers so that they are visible from inside your home. Dogwood trees are very slow growing trees, which makes them a perfect tree to plant close to your house.

Inevitably, Spring leads to Summer so we are getting ready to open our pool. We always make sure we add plants with lots of color to our planters around the pool because they are visible from our family room.