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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Looking for a Hint of Spring

Hi everyone! We've had a bit of a thaw the past couple days, but the melting snow just accentuates the dull brown and grey barrenness of our winter world. My friend L and I headed off today on an adventure, hoping to find the spring flower show at the big nursery on the north shore. [This is the garden center where, in Nelson DeMille's bestseller Gold Coast, the hero meets the bad guy for the first time. I always get a kick out of that, since it's a favorite book of mine.]

Oddly, the greenhouses are filled with little birds,
who must come inside because
they're attracted to the flowers and warmth.

I took lots of photos, so that you all can walk with us in the warm fragrant greenhouses, and we can all enjoy this little afternoon of springtime.
Colors were very intense and brilliant, mostly


I love these colors


These funny potato things are Elephant ears. They become huge palm-like plants [in back of the bulbs], very fun, though perhaps too exuberant in size for my deck.

l especially enjoyed the Easter decorations. I love all the traditional spring bulbs in bloom and mossy Easter baskets filled with tiny real plants. They even sell bedding flats of tulips and daffodils, in case you forgot last fall.

Then they had a selection of very beautifully planted, detailed Wardian case terrariums.

Even the parking lot is beautifully planted for the Spring Garden Show.

Back home I had to be content with my homegrown blue hyacinths. Small scale in comparison, but I am very pleased. The dumpster Delft pot finally is a success!

Mo of course had to stay home. Here he is this morning when I tried to get him up. He has daylight savings dysfunction!

''don't wanna...''
Later he perked up and sat out in his chair at my friends' house.

And on our walk we found tiny green daffodil shoots.

Spring hasn't sprung but the earth is awakening at last. Anything peeking through the snow at your house? Or is it warm and wonderful year round?



gone to the beach......