When I am desperate I have been known to arrange a bunch of leaves or even twigs in a vase. I have to have something fresh indoors. It is such a relief when the flowers come back and I can pick a few just for my vase of the moment. I change from round, to tall, to glass, to pottery. Just one fresh bunch of flowers every week. I love the cheery colours, the fresh faces, the way they just sit there so calm and reposed. They are better than any expensive ornament and they are good medicine. They remind me that calm and bright is a very strong personal atatement.