It's amazing how with just a few warms
days the garden seems to awaken
from it's long winter slumber.
My helibores made their appearance
over the weekend,
the grape hyacinths are showing off,
the tete a tete's are lifting their faces
to the sunshine,
and even the mini irises are poking
their heads through the mulch.
Some gardening magazines recommend
starting dormant bulbs in the fall
to be enjoyed in the spring. While
I have done that, sometimes
I want a little instant gratification.
Our local florists sell spring bulb
arrangements such as these
for a hefty price.
You can even buy them ready to go
from your local florists.
I buy my spring bulbs from local fundraisers,
they are already sprouting
and I just pop them into my favorite containers
and cover with moss to hide the pots.
It saves me a bunch of money and then after
they're done blooming I plant them
in my garden and they graciously
reappear next year as you can
see in the earlier photos.
may your days be filled with
blossoms, sunshine and the blessed
renewal of the season!