Arrange flowering branches in an awkward space. The sweetly flowering branches of both the plum and cherry blossoms are one of the easiest cut branches to work with. "The dainty plum blossoms, colored in white, rose, or deep red, are a beloved subject of Asian paintings," writes Ngoc. Snip several sprigs at varying lengths, and you have an attractive arrangement that is guaranteed to liven up a room. The long branches of these trees beg for a larger arrangement that can fill an awkwardly empty space.
Tip: Because these branches practically burst with flowers, display them in a simple vase. Stark vases in white, black or gray, or ones with an earthy wabi-sabi finish are best.