The lush and fresh fixtures in a woodland setting are fertile ground for picking when it comes to accenting your rooms. Take these ideas using mushrooms, moss, and other details to give your space a wonderful woodsy feel.
Bring spring foragers and a lush woodland carpet to the dinner table. Assorted mushrooms, including cremini, Trumpet Royale, honshimeji, and enoki, rise from a bed of cushion moss and lend an unexpected touch of whimsy. A wide ironstone tureen showcases the arrangement and helps anchor it among the table's place settings.
Nature is everyday magic. Take the acorn: Within this common seed resides the genetic material for a 90-foot oak tree that will live 100 years or more. A mature tree can drop millions of acorns in its lifetime, plenty for creatures to eat as well as for humans to collect -- and to fashion into this charming mirror with little more than dabs of glue.
Give your outdoor table a lush centerpiece with a fun, graphic twist. Fill a galvanized-metal planter (available at garden centers) with fresh potting soil. Inside, arrange Irish moss in two shades (we used dark-green Sagina subulata and chartreuse S. subulata 'Aurea') to create a checkerboard pattern. After a few days, plant the moss in your yard.
This simple arrangement will fill your home with the aroma of a walk in the woods. Pick a branch with interesting, sculptural lines and lots of fresh needles, and collect a few handfuls of pinecones to use as a frog to steady the branch. When you include woody plants like this in arrangements, cut the end that will be submerged with pruning shears; this allows it to absorb water more easily. Use a widemouthed glass vase so the pinecones are visible; fill with water, and set the branch firmly among the cones.
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