If we must all be trapped at home, it could not be a better time of year to bring a few sprigs indoors and experiment with floral design. Early Spring branches and blossoms lend themselves to my favorite style of flower arrangement - the line. With a simple floral pin-holder (kenzan, “frog,” or a bowl of rocks) you can balance a forsythia branch, star magnolia cutting, hyacinth and daffodil stems in a simple, but fragrant and welcoming design. Or take a funky bud vase you’ve been meaning to use and add a hellebore cutting or daffodil bloom. And if you only have tiny scylla or crocus in your yard, put them in a mini vase set in a kitchen windowsill to cheer your morning (as suggested at our February meeting :-) You can also try a simple, creative design with just budding twigs in a vase. As you place the branches, pointing up and out, it will be a reminder of how each of us in this of time of stress and upheaval seeks solace from above and reaches out to serve those near and far, as we can. Curving lines too, suggest the creative hope within, for, as one contemporary artist said, In following a line . . . “There is so much potential in losing and finding again. Like letting go and being awakened. Lines, like music, create potential for mystery.” So take a minute to “listen" to the beauty in the gardens around you, and bring it in!