Flower power is cranked to 11 this spring. We found enough buds, stems and leaves to fill the home from floor to ceiling and all the spaces in between. And the garden, too, of course.
This season’s floral motifs definitely aren’t shy little wallflowers. Fuchsias, oranges and acid greens, as well as bold black and white, are all part of the petal palette.
The latest flowers to sprout belong to Target’s new Liberty of London home and clothing collection. Liberty of London has been known for its floral designs since 1875, when Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened his iconic emporium, a destination store to this day. The popularity of Liberty’s colorful floral fabrics spread like wildflowers in the psychedelic ’60s.
The Liberty of London for Target collection is available starting this month.
DON'T WATER THESE FLOWER BOXES
Liberty of London for Target features 1960s-style floral motifs. From top to bottom:
• Media bin, $7; milk crate, $10; medium tapered bin, $9; large tapered bin, $13; lidded storage box, $15; Target, www.target.com
Assembly is required of these new paper gerbera daisies — a little glue, taping and wiring. But the kit of nine flowers (4 inches in diameter) has most of the parts required to make a vase of daisies. The blooms also can be gift-package toppers or mobiles.
• Gerbera daisy kit, $15.95, Paper Source, www. paper-source.com
Like plastic grocery bags, most disposable paper towels are bad for the environment. Decomposing paper towels produce methane gas, a leading cause of global warming. It takes trees to make paper towels, and in the process water is polluted. Now we can carry our own 100 percent organic cotton hand towels along with our grocery sacks.
• Growing Up Green, $8 each, PeopleTowels, 1-888-237-2498, www.peopletowels.com
A TEXTURAL GARDEN
This 18-inch-square mod needlework pillow is hand-tufted with nubby wool yarn stitching and a contemporary palette of orange, cream and taupe. Removable cotton canvas cover and polyester insert.
• Flower pillow, $48, Chiasso, 877-244-2776, www.chiasso.com
Who knew mums could blossom into sophisticated wall decor? The nine decals in this set are removable, so you can stick the blooms in different rooms.
• Deco Mums wall decals, $20.49, RoomMates, 800-236-4520, www.roommatespeelandstick.com to shop directly or for a nearby store
A NEST OF BLOOMS
These hand-painted floral pieces make vibrant nightstands or side tables. Sizes in the set of stacking tables are: 6 inches high, 12-inch diameter; 8 inches high, 15-inch diameter; and 10 inches high, 18-inch diameter.