Floating Gardenia Blossoms
A while back I posted on floating Passionflowers in bowls, to be used a an exciting centerpiece or accent in the home. Here's a variation of that idea, this time with Gardenias! There are plenty of other flowers to choose from if you want a bright and exotic look, but the beauty of gardenias lie not in their appearance but in their spicy fragrance, sure to perfume a whole room.
I chose a porcelain bowl with an Asian blue and white motif to recall their original habitat in China. The white interior allows the subtleties of the blossom to really stand out and invite a closer look, so any white bowl you have will do the trick.
The great part of floating flower in bowls is that you're bringing the most exciting parts of your garden indoors so you can enjoy them throughout the day! The water also acts like a vase and keeps the flowers from drying up, but unlike a vase, you don't need to sacrifice a whole stem of your plant.
Feel free to be creative with your decoration, and make sure you place it where you and visitors can see it easily and catch its exotic fragrance upon passing by.