I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Is blowing In! And Sand, and....

Hi! Look a the these ''whitecaps"--- rough seas outside my window today!

Old Man Winter has been trying to puff himself up for a final assault! High winds here at the beach ...but a softness, an early spring is in the air.

Remember my dollar bulbs, Home Depot at Christmas?

I don't much like the bulbs flowering at Christmas, my house has too much going on as it is.

inspiration/ incentive

I like to save the bulbs for winter and my plating right after the tree is down and the last ornie is back in its box.

I started the bulbs by my deck door, nice cold draft and sunshine...

The paperwhites start in the corner cupboard where it's quite dim in January.

The hyacinths are cute...if stunted.

The scillas are just grass, no sign of flowers, and the other daffs are going slow.

But Oh the paper whites!

Despite their overwhelming, uh, fragrance, they are just the Best!

Aren't they!

For a dollar a bag I had to experiment...but in the  future? Paperwhites for me!



       .....gone to the beach