For homeowners of the San Francisco Bay Area, the notion that April is synonymous with spring isn’t such a big deal. It’s not as if our area experiences the kind of seasonal extremes that plague other parts of the country. Nonetheless, every April, we unleash our spring fever to gear up for National Lawn and Garden Month, and National Garden Month. The Ah Sam floral design team is excited at the prospect of inspiring our Bay Area customers to create new traditions in honor of National Lawn and Garden or National Garden Months.
Think of National Garden Month as the new kid on the block. In 2015, Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack made a declaration that proclaimed that beginning then, we’d observe National Garden Month every April.
Let’s face it: it’s unlikely that many homeowners in this area have large front or back yards. That shouldn’t stop our customers from growing anything they like in however much space that they have. We also believe that when full-scale outdoor gardening isn’t practical, the next best thing is to bring that garden inside.
Unless you force spring bulbs to bloom, we don’t have the cold winter temperatures that are critical to bulbs that are planted in the ground. That shouldn’t stop you from filling your home with a typical sign of spring. The moment you bring A Tulip Symphony into your home, the colorful show will flood your home so much brightness that you’ll hardly know that it’s dark out after the sun goes down.
We love the idea of creating indoor gardens so we can enjoy the sight of green plants throughout our homes. One of our favorite designs is our Succulent Terrarium. You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy this exotic-looking low maintenance collection of succulent plants. Find a place where your terrarium will get plenty of light. You don’t need to worry about it because the more you ignore the plants, the happier the terrarium will be. You can even use it as a centerpiece on a patio, balcony or terrace table.
Our Tea Party, Teacup Bouquet will transform you living room when you place it on the coffee table. Use it as a centerpiece for a small dining table, or put it on your bedside table or bathroom sink to spruce up either room. We fill it with seasonal blooms such as Lisianthus, Roses, and freesias. We include fern-like greenery and eucalyptus stems for contrast.
We hope we’ve inspired you to come up with your own way to support and participate in National Lawn and Garden and National Garden Months.