Good Monday morning! Another week begins. On this foggy dreary typical April morning let's liven things up with a trip over the bridge to the smaller flower show.
The big show was held in March, supposedly safe because it is held in big airy greenhouses like airplane hangars. But time got away and I missed it.
The smaller nursery, just over the bridges is always a sweet show. Much reduced this year though, no petting zoo, no Easter bunny, no pet parade. I am sure, like all small family businesses, these flower/ garden stores are struggling to survive. Nevertheless, and despite the dark rainy day, it was a fun outing.
Indoors, potted flowers and Easter baskets:
Sweet little bee and ladybug indoor pots:
And of course I loved these Trucks!
You may recall them from Christmas? They were 75.00 then, even more now planted with spring flowers.
Christmas trucks: HERE [scroll down]
My mission was to choose seeds for my deck pots. The Botanic heirloom seeds were almost all gone. What you see are cards that show the seed varieties ut there are no seed packs in the bins.
They did have Hart's which I prefer over Burpee. The Burpee seeds have very poor germination rates for me.
And I wanted pansies for a crock outside my deck windows. Boy did the have pansies! And violas. Acres of pansies. It was so hard to decide.
Here is what I chose. More violas than pansies, I just think the violas are so adorable.
Off topic : And here are the tete a tete narcissus I planted in November. Just 4 bulbs, 3.oo. This pot was under the deck chairs and for months under s snow drift, which I guess these baby daffs liked. I am so proud! These are my first successful outdoor potted spring bulbs. Ever.
The other box of bulbs may or may not be sprouting in the wildflower pot. I am now sohopeful Original post HERE
Right now there is heavy rain falling and it is quite chilly. As soon as I get a few sunny days I will start my seeds. Like planting bulbs in the fall, it is so hopeful and later so rewarding to sprinkle tiny seeds in the warm brown soil. And watch the flowers grow and bloom.
Have a good week!
gone to the beach...
Today's sign off pics are from Kelley, in Southern California. So beautiful.