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?