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Summer Basics!

May 16, 2008

It is important to accessorize our backyard, patio, deck, showroom or store. A great way to inject spirit into this space is by utilizing the changing seasons to help add a touch of color and pizzazz.  Think of the space as a work of art, and add this seasons finest collection of green and flowering plants. Plants are not just beautiful accessories, they are a necessity to your summer palette.

    Plants provide nourishment for our bodies and souls. They furnish the oxygen that we breathe and the food that supports us either directly or indirectly. Often times, plants provide shade and surround us with magnificent colors.  You can make this a prominent accessory in your work of art or use plants as a background addition.

    Take a look around and you will be amazed to find a tremendous assortment of containers to fill with plants. Be creative and unique, add one or multiple plants to a single container. Place these on the furniture, coffee tables, side tables and dining tables, as well as alongside lounge chairs, love seats and sofas. Don’t skimp, add lots of variety and color, big and small, tall and flowing plants. You will be rewarded with the simple pleasure that you have created a masterpiece.

    This is an inexpensive way to change a setting, complement a setting, renew, refresh and reenergize a showroom or selling floor. You will be amazed at the simple and complex arrangements that you can produce. An effective way to get your sales staff or family involved is to challenge them to find a container and turn it into a living piece of art. Then display it with the furniture for the enjoyment of all.

    These finishing touches of living creations can be contemporary, whimsical, simple, complex, funny little touches that make you smile and will always be natural.

    These are my outside views…write and share yours with me. Marcia Blake