Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Indoor Spring Garden



                                                               Hello everyone,

                                I am sure you have heard the Chinese saying,  when you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily(flowers) with the other. So when I go to the grocery store I seem to spend more time picking out a few flowers then I do groceries. It seems so uplifting to see the spring bulbs etc. all out in bloom now.
                              I always love our locally grown tulips in the various colors.
                           This week they also had some cheerful little primulas that I couldn't resist, and they can be planted out in the garden when it warms up.
                             I bought these old milk bottles and the carrier a few years ago and they work nicely for various flowers but today it is pretty yellow tulips.

                                        A little bit of spring cheer is good for the soul-don't you think? It has been so cold here lately, but tomorrow our temps will be more spring like, but of course, Spring is still several weeks away here, yet but a break from the cold will be nice.

                            I bought this amaryllis a couple of months ago and it was supposed to be appleblossem pink but for the second year in a row it surprised me by being a vibrant red/ orange.
               No matter, I have enjoyed watching it grow and bloom.



                 That is my little indoor spring garden for now, but I have taken some of my geraniums up from the basement, and cut them back, so hopefully they will soon be putting out some blooms.

 What about you , do you have some spring blooms in your house too ? or maybe you live 'down under' and have lots of outdoor blooms.
 Well, I better go to the kitchen and get some of that' loaf of bread' now, that came home with the flowers!

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn
   

25 comments:

Christel Plasa said...

Dear Carolyn,
it has not been long ago, that I happened to find your most wonderful blog. Now I am looking forward to and swallowing each of your precious post. You have created such an incredible haven of beauty around you. And your photos display this beauty in a most brilliant way. You are such an inspiration to me, with respect to my very young blog Country Charme as well as for my home. I have already planned some changes to be done as soon as it gets warmer. And when I told a friend in our small German village about your blog, it turned out, that she had indeed been to Prince Edward´s Island,when she lived in Vermont.
Thank you for sharing your truely wonderful impressions of your house and garden!
Christel

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty pictures of spring blooms. The different vignettes are sweet and I love primulas. I may get one when we return from out west and I'll definitely buy more PEI tulips! Enjoy the brief spring the next 2 days.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Carolyn, your indoor spring garden is so very cheerful. I am actually experiencing an early spring here - we've had temps in the 70's and expecting a severe thunderstorm tomorrow - I really wish we had a 'real' winter - it helps tulips - they're considered annuals here!
Hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what a breath of springtime loveliness, Carolyn.

I haven't yet brought any flowers in, but sure do welcome yours. The colours are just amazing. What a sight for tired eyes.

Divine Theatre said...

Just what the doctor ordered!

xo

Andie

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Flowers always bring an instant smile to my face and cheer in my heart! So pretty and uplifting. :)

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh spring flowers. How good does it feel. Those tulips are just stunning and a beautiful reminder of the beauty that awaits us. Thank you for the Tuesday cheer. I really need it that.. Have a lovely week Carolyn.

flowersandhome said...

Your grocery shop has gorgeous flowers Carolyn. I have been looking each time I go for groceries as well, but still no tulips and very few flowers all together, not looking that fresh either, so I didn't buy any yet. I love your indoor spring garden. Thanks for letting us enjoy it as well.
Marian

Olive said...

The tulips are gorgeous. Wish you were here. It was 75 degrees here and I pruned shrubs today. My forsythia is blooming-no forcing needed.

Terri said...

My amaryllis is down to three blooms on one stem. I'm ready for tulips!

Susan said...

Perfect! Oh, Carolyn, just what I needed on this cold and heart-of-winter day and evening. Your indoor garden makes me want to RUN to the supermarket and buy some flowers. But it's too darned c-c-c-c-c-old to go out. Thanks for sharing such loveliness. Susan

Lavender Cottage said...

After all the cold weather, your pretty flowers are a breath of spring Carolyn. The tulips are a lovely shade of yellow and the primulas are in nice spring colours too. Your milk carrier would be perfect for taking specimens to a flower show.
Judith

brandy1 said...

Here down under in N.Z. Sunflowers are currently in full display. They look so happy and you just can't help it but smile when you see them. Your spring arrangement is lovely and so fresh and colourful Carolyn.We are going through a drought period at the moment. The Wineries are loving it for the grapes, the Farmers are worrying.Poor Australia, such weird weather patterns, I really feel for the poor communities and there either "burning" conditions or the flooding.I do so love reading your blog. Warm regards Shirley

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of your Spring blossoms.

- The Tablescaper

Marilyn said...

Your post today with the color just makes my heart happy. I just love when the primulas start showing up in the market. From past years we have a start to a primrose lane. Each year I buy them, enjoy them for awhile indoors, and then they go into the lane.

Arja said...

Hello!
Beautiful post with a lot out of nice pictures.
Hug Arja

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Pat said...

What a bright, cheerful and beautiful post, Carolyn. Thanks so much for this little bit of Spring.

Mogis Cottage said...

Hello, that is a wonderful spring garden and it is inspiring me to visit a garden center soon.
I love the spring colors very much, especially after the winter. But still I have to wait a little bit. We still have January and I do not have luck with spring flowers inside the house.
Best regards Tina

Willow said...

Love the flowers. I cannot wait til spring, but the weather here in West Virginia is so weird lately. Today it is 70 and tomorrow in the 30s with snow.

A Garden of Threads said...

Thank you for a taste of Spring, gorgeous. After you indoor spring garden I will be buying some blooms for my kitchen. Enjoy your day, Jen

Sandra said...

Oh these are wonderful and just what I needed. I think I will head out and pick me up a little spring today.

Sandra said...

HI Carolyn

I an new to this blogging journey and I have posted a link on my blog to yours. I have posted a picture as well. I hope that is ok. Let me know.

By the way you are truly an inspiration.

dizzyizzy said...

I just came inside from nearly 2 hours of shoveling snow and sat down to rest. I opened your blog and my heart leapt with joy at the sight of these beautiful flowers. You really brightened my day. Your indoor garden warmed both my heart and my spirit. Thank you so much for sharing such beauty.

Dianne said...

What a joy to find this post today - it's snowing here in southern Alberta and the wind chill has taken the temperatures down to the range of minus 22 C. If I think I can get them out to the car without freezing their wee blooms, I'll try to pick up some primulas at the store later today :)