Sunday, March 20, 2011

Color YES!

It is that time of year when a splash of color in the yard instantly puts a smile on my face. I do not know about you, but the browns and grays of winter tend to become monotonous after awhile. Spring bulbs to the rescue!

Color speaks to the artist in me. With a couple of non-rainy days here in Washington the daffodils and anemones are showing their heads. I planted about 300 bulbs last spring and am rejoicing at their appearance.

I am learning patience. Last spring I planted English Daisies from seed and surprisingly I was able to distinguish the plants from weeds. All summer long I kept weeding around the plants. To my amazement, they are now flourishing and blooming!

Now the challenge is to keep this beautiful color from the slugs!

I have my defense.....a six pound jug of Sluggo.


  1. I love when the flowers just start to bloom! I've never been good with indoor plants but could always get my flowers and vegetable gardens to grow like mad. I miss not having a garden or a place to plant my own. Luckily I have lots of blogging friends that do and I can enjoy all of those!

  2. Hi Deanna,

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the photos. There is something special about flowers that "just show up" especially now.