Here on the East Coast Spring has arrived early and I couldn’t be happier.

When consulting with homeowners who are getting ready to sell, I’m often asked if they should buy fresh flowers. My answer is always sure, you can, but it can get expensive. But this time of year, I prefer bringing in branches from flowering trees right outside my door.   This is an easy and free way of bringing the outdoors in at little or no cost.

I found this photo via Pinterest. Don’t you just love the forced Forsythia branches surrounded by lemons? Happy Spring!