This white iceberg rose is one of the few plants that is doing well at the moment. There are a few little flowers (some primulas and sweet william) in the bedraggled mess that is the garden that have popped up from last year. I really need to put some effort into it all...
Inside my house, however, flowers still abound. The stock in my vintage wire crate is still going strong over a week later. I've had to freshen up the water a few times in the Fowler preserving years but I am getting good mileage from these flowers. They are looking so pretty in my lounge room.
The other night there was a knock on the door just as we were heading out to take my daughter to her flamenco class. It was one of my lovely aunts standing there with a beautiful bunch of hyacinth for me. They have since bloomed into the most amazing blossoms. Two toned pink. I have never seen them like this before. So delicate at the tips down to a deep pink. Nature is so beautiful.
These, along with the orchids on my dining room table, would seem to be enough but my little girl presented me with a huge bunch of jonquils on Saturday from the markets. She knows they are my favourites. Something about their smell and simplicity gets to me. And for me, they herald the arrival of Spring. I've put these on my bedside table and our bedroom is full of their scent.
I usually have a garden full of flowers. I love those full English cottage gardens and usually have at least one garden bed planted fully with flowers I've grown from seeds or seedlings but I think it's going to be light on this year. I don't even have any vegetables planted at the moment which is really unlike me. Although saying that my herbs are thriving still and I love having fresh herbs on hand for cooking and salads.
|ok so these are fake but i still love them!|