Growing up, our house was always filled with little reminders of the outdoors.
In the Spring, I showed you guys how to bring the blooming branches into your home.
Here's the Summer edition. Please keep in mind that little ants adore sunflowers. I soaked these in a bowl of water before bringing them in, yet I'm still paranoid that they'll crawl out in the middle of the night and make a new nest in my hair.
Just make sure everything is bug free, and fill jars and containers around your little nest. My basil, crepe myrtle, & forsythia branches have all rooted, and the bottoms of the jars are filled with little white legs. This is also a good way to experiment and figure out what plants around your yard are able to survive clipping and re-homing. Purple heart is wonderful for this. Just last week I stepped out and snapped off 10 branches and took them to a friend's house, who just stuck them in the ground to let them do their thing. So many wonderful plants are incredibly self-sufficient without our help, and these make the absolute best when you're selecting ones to bring indoors.
Just give them a little light, clean water, and enjoy these pretty jars for weeks.