There must be about two feet of snow on the ground. I just trudged outside to check on the chickens. (They’re royally p*@@ed, by the way.) I also broadcast another 15 or so pounds of bird seed onto the snow in the back yard. Can your ankles get frostbite in ten minutes?
I’m back inside and my heart has finally stopped pounding from the exertion. Now I’m going to go play with my houseplants and forced bulbs and sing this little ditty: The snow won’t get me down…oh no…The snow can’t get me down.
With beautiful blooms like those indoors, I can see why that snow won’t get you down. Now, those chickens… that’s another story.
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Robin, those are so natural looking. I love the different heights of the first tulips. It makes them look like they’re in a woodland setting. Hang in there. Surely spring will soon come.~~Dee
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Your flowers are so beautiful!… and congratulations on your new book. I’ll keep my eyes open for it.
I’ve never thought about forcing species Tulips, but your bakeri are so simple & elegant, I might have to try some next year. I had ‘Princes Irene’ at my old house. It’s a lovely Tulip with a nice scent. Your container sets it off perfectly. I’m glad you have beauty indoors to keep your spirits up.
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Why should Snow dragged Winter to stay a little bit longer when Spring should have come to paint colour to the white canvas! Cheers, ~bangchik
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Your Lilac Wonders look a lot more yellow than lilac. Is it just the way the light is hitting them? I have them growing in my garden and yours don’t have the pinky-lavender look I expect.
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I sincerely hope the snow quietly disappears without causing a lot of flooding and other annoyances, Robin. And your attitude is outstanding. Hope the chickens are all snug in their coop.
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You were so smart to choose these particular bulbs…they are so cheery and light looking. The yellow pots are pretty, too. Thanks for your comment re: the birds; I was hoping you wouldn’t feel badly that I ‘corrected’ you;-) You are the plant expert, so you are perfectly fine with a little bird mistake! Me, I’m an expert at neither…I just like watching them. If I ever get out of (my house) I will look for your book. Right now I don’t think that will be until at least the middle of the week. Probably longer!
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I hope your snow melts soon! You’ve definitely had more snow in Virginia than we’ve had in Minnesota this winter.
The tulips are lovely. What a good idea!
I’m so glad you have those blooms to brighten your day! I don’t blame the chickens a bit. I’d be royally ticked if I were stuck inside all that time, too!
Spring inside, winter outside. And so it goes…..
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Don’t these indoor blooms tickle your sense of wonder??
They make me so happy. Now my twigs, which I trimmed from a plum tree a month ago, are setting out their papery white blooms in my dining room.
What a joy.
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The yellow tulips added to the big yellow urn are as cheerful as the sun lighting up your kitchen. I must do something similar.
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Pretty blooms. I’m sorry you’re stuck with all that dreadful snow. Keep up the mantra. We’re supposed to get snow Friday morning but it’s more of a fun event down here. 🙂
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Just got a copy of Grocery Gardening. What a fun book, filled with gardening info, nutrition, recipes and author input interspersed throughout the book. I love it. And those cute illustrations of the authors are great. Perfect book for a wanna-be gardener like me!
Your tulips are absolutely gorgeousl
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I want to live at your place! (chickens and all…:) Tulips just make the heart glad–you know spring can’t be that far away—no matter how much white stuff is piling up outside..!
My chickens are ticked, too! Hasn’t this been the worst winter ever? I just need to see some flowers! My DH bought me an azalea for Valentines Day and it is hanging in there, but it can’t last forever.