A New Year In Flowers

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: 

 Fog and snow in the front gardens.  January 2014.

Fog and snow in the front gardens.  January 2014.

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.

 Snowdrops -- a spring necessity for garden and spirit! Are those "daffodil" buds in background? YES!!

Snowdrops -- a spring necessity for garden and spirit! Are those "daffodil" buds in background? YES!!

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.

 Purple Crocus!  Yes, we rock.  We know we do!

Purple Crocus!  Yes, we rock.  We know we do!

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:

 Words do zero justice.

Words do zero justice.

 Roses with a few dahlias snuggled in.

Roses with a few dahlias snuggled in.

And, of course, dahlias and their co-conspirators:

 Just hanging out here.

Just hanging out here.

First, let's get ready for our spring flowers:

 So much variety.

So much variety.

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!