Yesterday I had a conversation with my florist about the way the recession is also influencing his sales. Although you might think that people would buy more flowers to brighten things up (like I do), they actually buy less flowers. Apparently they see it as a luxury, which is of course true if you look at it that way, because it’s not a necessity. However, I personally do see flowers as a necessity since botanicals are not only pretty but also healthy to have in your home. And since plants are hard to keep in my very dark home, I compensate it with flowers. Every weekend I get a fresh bunch of flowers. It got me thinking though, that you don’t have to break the bank to create a beautiful flower arrangement. Moreover, wild flowers have much more charm. So why not pick a few and arrange them in an old jar or recycled bottle? Bring in nature, and you’ll see that even one branch will make a difference and change your mood and your interior.