Easy Spring Flowering Bulb Arrangements

Adding spring flowering bulbs to your home during the cold winter months of a new year can make you feel hopeful. The delicate petals, stunning pastel colors and seductive scents will transform your home into a scent-filled beautiful environment.

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Pots of hyacinth, daffodils, tulips and crocus are a nice change from just greenery or fresh cut flowers, which you can easily have during most other seasons of the year.

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The nice thing is that most nurseries, even floral departments in many stores, will be carrying lots of spring flowering bulbs through Easter. This eliminates the need to force bulbs indoors from scratch, making the process easier for you!

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Right from the store, ready to transplant into your own decorative pot!

In this case, we will be using hyacinth bulbs. Simply cut away the plastic growing pot and place the plant with soil into your choice of container, making sure your pot has drainage holes. You may have to add additional soil depending on the size of pot or container you have selected.

The terracotta pot closely matched the size of the original growing pot, so there was no need to add soil. The soil in this case was moist enough, so watering was not required at the time of transplant. Once the bulbs start to bloom, you may need to water every day or two, but be careful not to over-water.

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Within minutes, you have a lovely hyacinth arrangement that adds color and the promise of spring nearby.

As the bulbs grow and develop, each stage offers a unique look that is ever-changing with subtle surprises along the way.

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The final blooms revealed different hyacinth shades: here a soft pink and a violet emerged. And each color is paired with its own unique fragrance, which grows stronger as the plant continues to bloom.

So much more than just pretty flowers—spring flowering bulbs in your home guarantee an early spring arrival!

Happy winter…happy spring!

Floral Mural Stops Traffic in Kingston, New York

If you do nothing else today, just watch this stunning video! It's so worth it! Total Inspiration! The Power of Art!

Mural painted in Kingston, NY as part of the 2015 O+ Festival. http://www.GAIAstreetart.com http://www.opositivefestival.org

International street artist Gaia, curator of the murals for the 2015 O+ Festival in Kingston, NY, wowed all with this spectacular floral mural “Pronkstilleven” (Dutch for 'ostentatious', 'ornate' or 'sumptuous' still life) painted on the Stuyvesant building on Fair Street in the historic section of Kingston, NY. Festival organizers chronicled the process of the painting of the mural with this impressive time-lapse video shown above.

Gaia’s studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery and Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including “Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art” (Berlin, 2010). Gaia in 2014 was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Art and Style.

Mark your calendar for the O+ Festival on October 7-9, 2016. Visit www.opositivefestival.org for more information.

About the O+ Festival: The non-profit O+ Festival connects musicians, artists, and health & wellness providers for weekend-long celebrations featuring concerts and performances, art making, and wellness offerings for the entire community.