But I have always thought March would be the challenging month. And it is. All I want is spring but it is far too cold for flowers to survive. I have tried to use natural materials all year but this month I caved and bought silk forsythia for my March ladder. I just needed the yellow! I did combine it with natural Mountain Laurel, although all that grows in this area is badly spotted.
Working in the IKEA pails which are suspended at and angle using twine, I made arrangements of the Mountain Laurel branches and silk flowers. Although we are getting close to the time for forcing forsythia indoors, they won't survive outside for quite a while. See the snow reflected in the door? Still quite a bit on the ground.
In fact, if you look carefully, the snow was starting to fall as I took this picture!
Spring will come in its own good time. For the short term, I am celebrating it starting now with forsythia to welcome all who visit.
The bright yellow just makes me smile! Happy spring everyone!
For those of you just joining my blog, here are links to a few of the other ways I have decorated this ladder over the past year.
Christmas Ladder with Lights:
©2013AshbeeDesign, Marji Roy
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