I love the way my Mock Orange blossoms look in the sunlight on my kitchen window seal, a little piece of pretty perfection.
And the fragrance, incredible, better than any scented candle!
(I originally posted this three years ago, since I am getting ready to cut some branches for blooming today I thought I would give it a re-post)
I LOVE flowers, spring flowers happen to be my favorite.
Right now there isn’t anything blooming in my yard, it is still too cold, although there are a few flowers that are beginning to stir. In my flower beds there are yellow green spears pushing up among the mud and snow, and we also have this:
This is my big forsythia bush. It is the first plant in the yard that blooms. It amazes me that even through the freezing months of winter this little bush is getting ready to be the first to welcome springtime. With a little know how and very little work this bush is very easy to “force” blooms in the house, I will show you how.
I think everyone knows the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemon-aid”. Well this spring seems like a bushel basket full of lemons, regarding weather. It has be cold and wet. The wet part isn’t so bad, here in Utah, water is good, that is unless you are a farmer and your fields are still under water and you can’t get your crops in. (There is so much snow in the mountains that there is serious concern about flooding this year.) Still, having full reservoirs in the mountains is a good thing, there have been many years when lack of water is a big issue and we have had to ration water.
However, the cold, that is another story. The temperatures feel more like the first of March than then end of April, and there is snow in the forecast this week. My soul needs a good 70 degree day or two so I can open the windows and enjoy spring weather. But, there is an upside to all this cold wet weather. My spring flowers and blooming their little hearts out, and the cool weather extends their blooms longer than usual. I love my Daffodils, they are my all time favorite flowers, and I have sure enjoyed almost a month of their beautiful blooms.
I have decided that I don’t have near enough of them around.
What is your favorite part of spring?