March? Really? Thought we might need a little inspiration, since winter is leaving oh so slowly.
First, a look back. Not too far back, really, but back nonetheless:
Cue the early spring bulbs. We need some help here. A couple of days ago I caught some lovely purple crocus offering that ever-needed beacon. Also, the snowdrops, which I do not cut, have been strategically planted within easy sight from inside my home, and on a southern exposure. Works like a charm year after year. I highly recommend doing yourselves a favor and putting some of these little goodies in a spot where you can't miss them, and where they have this ever-needed southern exposure to enable earliest possible bloom.
Not far away from the snowdrops, purple crocus are also telling us it is getting time to put hibernation thoughts behind us, and time to gear up for a fabulous growing season.
So, we all know where this is leading.... Flowers. Flowers. Flowers. I think it is time to give a few glimpses of what we can expect, courtesy of a few lovely shots of 2013 beauties. Are you ready. Deep breath... and then... sigh.... David Austin roses:
And, of course, dahlias and their co-conspirators:
First, let's get ready for our spring flowers:
In about a week, we will be all set up to take sign-ups for our flower subscription service. If you live locally, we bring our flowers right to your doorstep! Monthly, weekly, and twice-a-month options are available. We would love to share! We are also gearing up for the New Canaan Farmers' market beginning the week after Mother's Day. Until then, think happy thoughts of flowers-flowers-flowers!