The beginning of a new year can sometimes feel a little…. unstructured. We all scramble to get out of holiday vacation mode and intend to start strong with fresh goals and intentions that shape the months to come. We go from a hectic holiday season that is focused on gift giving (and wrapping), and cooking meals for the entire family, to a wind-down at the end of winter with few big holidays that stand before the Fourth of July.
Sure, we talk about Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, but we never really talk about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, at least not in the floral community. But why not?
We want to make our clients feel like they don’t have to wait until the beginning of the Summer to kick off another widely enjoyed holiday. So, why not take each holiday in between the big ones and accentuate your traditional festivities (in-home or virtual) with natural decor and fresh greens or florals that give us a reason to feel excited?
This year, we’re putting our own spin on St. Patrick’s Day, and it looks a little like making hand-assembled from handmade wreaths or adorned baskets for our door to green-filled terrariums. We’re taking all the inspiration from some of our favorite landscapes that lie within beautiful Irish territories, like the lush greenery in the fields of Glendalough or the dimension of color in the Cliffs of Moher. The benefit to housing a terrarium is that it brings tones of Spring into your home, even while there still might be snow on the ground outside. We love tossing a few leafy green plants into our cozy spaces, so the winter doesn’t completely wash out the lively colors of nature. Just imagine, a fresh, emerald bunch sitting at the center of your dining room table, making your corned beef and cabbage look even more decadent.
Plus, it’s not a secret that we’ve all been craving a little bit of Spring weather, and after all the snow, we’re forgetting what our own front lawns look like. Come a few short months, we will be graced with nature’s seasonal resiliency and re-familiarize ourselves with the richest tones of green that New England has to offer. It won’t look like Ireland, but it’ll be close.
PS… Can someone really pinch you for not wearing green on St. Patty’s Day if you’re gifting an Irish-inspired floral arrangement? We think not.