Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring?

One of the very first signs of spring around here is the appearance of pansies and primroses for "winter color" in the garden. Now, I love my garden as much as the next Oregonian, but I am much to lazy to even imagine myself crawling around in the ice cold mud to plant anything at the time of year! My mother-in-law does though, and she adores primroses.

These appeared on display this week on tables in front of my local grocery store. (The plastic is to protect the blooms from the freezing fogs we have been having this week. Alas for spring!)



Aren't they pretty?

10 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

So pretty and colotful. I think you need a pot of them sitting by your door so you can enjoy a touch of spring color as you go in and out.

HElen said...

Love those plants, they are usually so colorful! but plant them now...I can plant only inside of the house :)

Sue said...

I love primroses! While living in NC, we bought them as centerpieces or other decor, then planted them outside when the weather warmed. They usually came back the next spring and bloomed in the garden - no crawling in the cold mud!

Serena said...

They're beautiful, Judi!

Cheryl said...

Ahhh spring. I am so ready. I look at it this way...it is the end of January and there is at least 16" of snow outside, but we are on the downhill side of winter. Seeing these signs of spring, even on the internet makes it seem so much closer.

Jacque Uetz said...

Oh this brightened my evening even if I can't get close.. I can enjoy the beauty and dream..I will be lucky to plant in May..

MaryO said...

It's hard for me to realize that you could be planting outdoors this early. But they are beautiful and certainly brightened my morning! Thanks!

Sandy said...

All your latest photos are great. Loved the comfort junkie one and the moon!!

Kerry said...

Lovely spot of color and I can't wait for spring!!

Raymonty said...

Seeing all of these flowers here on this web-site and others got me thinking about the 'Birds & Bees' Why do women like flowers? . . . . Are flowers 'sexy'?

P.S. What say you?