Fresh Spring Floral Door Bucket

Spring is here!  What better way to celebrate the arrival of my favorite time of the year that to head outside and cut some fresh florals for the Biltmore Inspirations door bucket I have.  It definitely comes in handy for all seasons.  I figured why go and buy faux, when all this glorious fresh florals are right outside in the yard.  For FREE!

I love FREE!


Biltmore Inspirations door bucket and floral oasis foam.


This is going on my sis’s door, so I cut some fresh florals at my parent’s house, then headed over to her house and we took the clipper out to her back yard and clipped away.   I found those magenta azaleas, pink and white dogwoods in my parents’ yard.


Stuck them in water for a bit while we scoured the yard for more fresh floral victims.


Renee’s yard has plenty of beautiful lush greenery and florals, so we clipped maple, vinca vine, and a feathery pink plumey tree that I’m not sure what it’s called.


She’s got plenty of beautiful pink fluffy cherry blossoms too.  I tried getting some forsythia, but they were on their last leg and had hardly any yellow blooms left, so I ended up not using them.  A little Eucalyptus for some gray green contrast.  Far right is a crossvine, not quite open yet.


I soaked the floral foam for a few minutes, but I think it really needs a long soaking to pick up plenty of water.  I began by sticking in the longer dogwood branches, since they were taller and will be the background.  Pinks and whites.


Dogwoods are so pretty and I love their blooms.


Then, I started tucking in cherry branches with their fluffy pink blooms.  They cascade well too, so I added plenty at the bottom.


Then I tucked in some of the pretty green maples, with their wispy feathery leaves.


Also added in those hot pink azaleas that are just exploding right now, tucking in more green maples and more fluffy cherry blossoms along the bottom.  I added in the crossvine at the very bottom, to cascade over the edge.

Front Door decor

There you have it!  A fresh Spring floral bucket for the door.  Now, keep in mind this is not going to stay fresh for very long.  We tried adding water to the bucket to help soak the foam and keep the fresh florals wet, but the bucket isn’t waterproof, so  it dripped too much.  Note to self:  Get some tub caulk and add to bottom of the bucket inside, to keep it watertight. 

Fresh Florals front door

Isn’t it beautiful??  I love these colors and how fresh and pretty it is on the black door.  It would be a wonderful welcome for a Spring party, if you only needed something fresh for a day or two.  And the best part?  It’s FREE, did I mention that? 🙂


It is not hard to put one of these together, as you can see.  Add height at the back and then start filling in, all the way to the front, with cascading flowers.


Pretty pink dogwood, there is nothing prettier than this. We have to take advantage of these blooms now, they will not be around for long.


Fluffy soft pink cherry blossoms and hot pink azaleas.  Love them too!


The maple leaves add texture and softness as well as that pretty green as a complement to the flowers.

FLoral bucket front door

One beautiful fresh Spring floral bucket for the front door.  Yes, please!

So, tell me?  What are you doing on your front door this Spring?  It’s time to share your front door, back door, or whatever flat space you want to share your Spring inspirations.  I know everyone will enjoy seeing them all.

  1. Please be considerate and add a link back to THIS blog post from your post.  That’s the nice thing to do in a link party.  That way everyone can enjoy the party.
  2. Only one link per person, please!
  3. You can add a door, front porch decor, or something along those lines for the Door Decor Spring Link party.   Thanks for joining!

- Rhoda


  1. Gorgeous! I love fresh arrangements and the pinks are just stunning!!! 🙂

  2. That is GORGEOUS Rhoda! I love the fresh flowers! Here in Indiana, we aren’t quite ready for flowers like that, but we have had some really nice weather.
    Thanks for hosting such a great party!

  3. Rhoda, your arrangement is lovely! What a difference the fresh flowers make. Such a statement! Thank you so much for hosting this link party. 🙂

  4. Your door decor arrangement is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this fabulous party. xo Jenna

  5. Very pretty door arrangement Rhoda. Thanks for hosting!

  6. nothing like Georgia azaleas this time of the year!

  7. Hi Rhoda! Your door looks so pretty! I love the vase, and the beautiful flowers!

  8. Rhoda, the fresh florals looks amazing on your sister’s door! The pink dogwood is especially pretty.

  9. Rhonda, this is breathtaking! It screams HELLO SPRING! Love, Love, Love it! I wish I had some azalea’s here in San Antonio!

  10. Rhoda,
    Your flowers are beautiful! It looks amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  11. WOW, that is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors. That’s something you just can’t recreate with fake flowers 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  12. Rhoda-
    Your azaleas are really in full bloom! Crazy warm spring isn’t it? Your door bucket is so lush and lovely! My link is my porch with a door bucket also! (great minds think alike!). Thank you so much for hosting this spring party Rhoda! I appreciate it!
    ~ KIM

  13. What a beautiful piece I love all the flowers. It looks great on the door and all the pinks are great up against the door.

  14. Beautiful vibrant colors for your door! Love it! Thank you for hosting!

  15. Rhoda,

    Your arrangement is beyond stunning! Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    Take care,


  16. Wow, that arrangement is so abundant…it just makes me smile.

    Thanks so much for hosting, I shared your link on my facebook page. 🙂

  17. The feathery pink plumy tree you are referring to is Loropetalum. I have it in my yard as well and it is beautiful all year! Very hardy. Beautiful feathery pink blossoms probably 9 months of the year. I am in Columbus, GA. : )

  18. I have an Easter wreath on the inside of my front door my friend made of fabric . I have a bucket for the outside which usually has silk daffodils and Dutch iris and trailing vines. I’ll put it outside after Easter.

  19. Lora Greene says:

    Dogwood is one of my favorites…About 25 years ago when my cousin got married, there was very little money available for a wedding..The morning of the event, her father and brothers and sisters went out and cut lots of pink and white dogwood. Her mom made them into some lovely arrangements. I’ve been to lots of weddings since then..some very formal and expensive, some simple and lovely, but the one with all the dogwood is most memorable and my favorite..

  20. I adore your arrangement…so lovely! thanks for hosting today! xo

  21. Your floral bucket is beautiful!! Thanks for hosting!!

  22. I truly miss living in Georgia at this time of year. The springtime show is SO beautiful! What a gorgeous look for your lucky sister.
    It wouldn’t be the same look to put a cactus here on the door in Phoenix. 🙂

    Happy Spring to you and thank you for hosting!

  23. Thanks for hosting! Your flower arrangement is absolutely beautiful! Love it.

    -Erin Spain

  24. Gorgeous arrangement and I love the Biltmore bucket. I love that you used fresh flowers and greenery. Thanks for hosting the party.

  25. I loved that you used fresh flowers! Now guests will get a big breath of spring when they walk in! 🙂

  26. Rhoda, this arrangement is lovely! What a welcoming front door! I love the idea of using fresh flowers. Thank you for hosting another great link party!

  27. LOVE it…sooo beautiful and springy!!

  28. gorgeous fresh blooms (& such a bonus that you could snag them for FREE & just outside)! I think I smell spring coming all the way up north to our cottage (zero color or blooms here yet but I’m anticipating…greatly anticipating) thank you for giving me a little early piece of spring! xo

  29. Oh Rhoda, This arrangement is over-the-top beautiful. I love the mix of colors, flowers and textures! I bet it is so fragrant too! What a delight for all who come to visit your sister! She must be thrilled!
    This would be so pretty used for a bridal/baby shower! I”m keeping this idea for future use.
    Very WOW factor!!!!
    Thanks for hosting~ now I’m off to see what other inspiration I can find hanging on some pretty front doors!

  30. Gorgeous door hanger!…Even tho you said that the flowers may not last very long, I am sure that you will work your magic again and create another gorgeous display for the door!

    Thanks for hosting this truly fun party!

  31. What a fabulously abundant and welcoming door! I love the dogwoods mixed with the azalea – so lush and wild looking! Absolutely stunning!

  32. Just Lovely! You also can line the bucket with a plastic bag.
    Hugs, patti

  33. Absolutely Beautiful Colors! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Those flowers are ah-mazing! Just bursting with spring-y-ness! Thanks for hosting, your party inspired me to try “door decor” for the very first time:)


  35. I’ve been looking for the perfect container to hang on my front door with fresh flowers… you got a great one there. It’s gorgeous!

  36. Thanks so much for hosting Ronda! I love your beautiful floral bucket!

  37. How beautiful! Here in New England, there aren’t many flowers blooming yet (mostly forsythia), but now I have plans for when my hot pink rhododendron & white azalea burst into life. Yay!

  38. Rhoda that arrangement is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting your door decor party today. ( I could be wrong but I think that the foam you used is not for real flowers/stems. I think they try to trick us…it looks the same but does not hold water.)

    • Miss Kitty, it appears you are correct! I had no idea there were 2 type of foams that are like that. It looks just like the one that can be soaked for flowers, but apparently there is another one. Now I know! Someone else mentioned it to me too.

  39. Hi Rhoda! OH, your spring floral bucket is gorgeous! You’re the most creative one!
    I’m so thrilled to get to be part of your party and thank you for hosting.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia 😉

  40. What’s the difference between a “fresh floral” and a “fresh flower”? I always thought they were flowers, not florals.

    • Denise, I’m not sure, but I’ve always heard floral arrangement for a grouping of flowers and that would be fresh or faux, I guess. I’m not an expert of any of this, but it sounded right to me!

  41. Rhoda, I love love this natural arrangement. It’s free form style and flow are beautiful. So much prettier than a faux arrangement. Love it!!

  42. Late to the party Rhoda, but wanted to share something. Doors from our home Spring 2012 and one from April 2011.

    Love your door pocket. Gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for hosting.

  43. Joyce Ackley says:

    Just beautiful, Rhoda! I don’t think I’ve ever seen real cherry blossoms, but they are lovely. You have a flair for floral design!

  44. So lovely! You gotta just love Mother Nature. I am going to go out later and cut some dogwood blooms, mine are just starting to peak and I am going to force a few stems too. Very pretty and your sister is very lucky. 🙂

    If you haven’t already, please post this on my Wild About Mother Nature Party. This is the *perfect* post for it. Hugs, Barb

  45. Nothing says spring like your arrangement!!! The feathery blossom with the purple leaves is called Loropetalum, or commonly know as Chinese Fringe Flower.

  46. Rhoda, Your front door flowers are breathtakingly gorgeous! Those cherry blossoms, dogwood and azaleas are the prettiest pinks. We are several weeks away from any flowering tree blooms here in Connecticut so it is nice to see yours. Sometimes when I use metal buckets I line them with plastic containers to help hold the water. The plastic is light weight and usually leak proof. Thanks for hosting this lovely party. I’m off to meet some bloggers I have not previously seen. Linda

  47. How lovely! What a perfect arrangement. Fresh cuttings=beautiful : )

  48. Such a bright charming greeting…makes you know the people inside are going to welcome you with a smile.

  49. Your fresh floral door arrangement is stunning! I hope you can enjoy it at least for a few days. Thanks for hosting the party!

  50. I wish we had flowers like that in our yard! We live in a pine forest and while pine branches and pine cones are beautiful they do not say spring. But now I can’t wait until autumn.

  51. Rhoda, that door is fabulous, Im an ATL girl too, I love me some dogwood!!! Happy Easter!

  52. Hi Rhoda! This is a first time for me on your blog, I found you thur Savvy Southern Style! I added my wreath on the front door for your party….beautiful wreaths! Thanks for hosting and btw I love Dogwood flowers, looks so pretty in your arrangement!

  53. I’m fashionably late 😉 Love that fresh flowers door bucket! SO pretty!

  54. I absolutely love your live arrangement! What beautiful colors, my favorites, pink! 🙂 I made a similar front door flower arrangement in a basket with all faux flowers, not as pretty as yours but at least it won’t die I guess.;) (#153) Thanks for hosting! 🙂 xo

  55. What a GORGEOUS arrangement! Love it on your front door! Smiles, Jill

  56. It looks like you have loropetalum in your clippings. Fourth photo, far right, reddish leaves and strappy pink flowers. One of my favorite shrubs.

  57. Free and fabulous…how I love your beautiful fresh door decor. Thanks for having all of us over for your Spring Fling. I’m late and need to party on checking out the doors!

  58. Nothing can surpass the beauty of live plantings.. and these clippings are exquisite! If only they would last longer…. but what a glory they are!

  59. Thanks for hosting this lovely Spring Fling Door Decor Party! Also what a lovely arrangement you made, and I love free TOO!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  60. Love the door arrangement, Rhoda! Lovely! And congrats on your new home. I know how excited you must be. I remember finally getting my own place. Sorry to be so late. My computer had a melt-down! Yikes! Happy weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  61. What a lovely idea to put fresh flowers on a door, we don’t have anything like that in New Zealand, it just might be a new tradition to start here.


  62. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous. Definitely has me wishing I had a house instead of an apartment. xo

  63. Roxana Williams says:

    Where can I buy a metal vase like the one shown in this article?


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