Up Close and Beautiful


Photography by: Petra Bindel

This month, clip some tree blossoms and bring them indoors, where you’re more apt to enjoy them at eye level. Magnolias in full bloom, with their large, silky petals and pink tones, are especially striking (trim the stems short so the flowers get as much water as possible), but a branch of buds is also lovely. Just be sure to place the arrangements in a spot where you can take some time to linger—and smell the flowers.