Winter Floral Staging Tip

When it’s time for your home to be photographed for the MLS listing, or to prepare for an open house, fresh plants and flowers are the finishing touch that will give your home added warmth and elegance.  To stretch your staging budget, skip the florist and “shop from your yard.”  This is particularly easy to do in northwest Florida, where even the winter garden offers floral and greenery options galore!  In this photograph, all greenery was cut from my backyard in February, and included a mixture of greenery sizes, textures and shades to create a lush and dramatic arrangement.  No vase?  No problem!  Use a non-traditional vessel, such as this pinecone pitcher, for your arrangement.