The simplest, most beautiful floral trend: rooting plants in water. All you have to do is snip a plant at the base of a leaf and place it in fresh spring water in a glass vase. I imagine this doesn't work for every kind of plant.
Alcea Chater's Double White Hollyhocks at the peak of perfection are a sight to behold. This pure white variety of our longtime favorite mix of doubles offers perfect, powder puff flowers -- ideal swaying at the back of informal borders.