"We would have flowers in every home, for their sunny light, for their cheerful teachings, for their insensibly ennobling influence."
It's finally December so the two feet of white stuff on the ground is almost normal now! It already seems like it has been winter a long time, which I guess it has! Yet, as much as I am looking forward to spring, this winter is already teaching me a lot about finding beauty in even the smallest things and cherishing what I do have all the more. A few flowers to "fuss" over and tend go a long way in charming away the winter dreariness! What would we do without plants, and especially flowers?
Since the first African Violet has been doing well, I recently "adopted" another one! They are so delightful! I have a feeling there are going to be more additions before the winter is over! 😁
Only one of the Paperwhites has bloomed so far and the other three are at various stages from "almost-ready-to-bloom" to "just-emerging". But I guess that just extends the joy and anticipation a little longer! Their fragrance is heavenly!
The Sweet Marjoram continues to flower and all I need to do is brush against the leaves whenever I need some aromatherapy!
And of course, I must have some Heartsease! 😊
My Japanese Imperial Morning Glories (Ipomoea nil 'Chocolate') are thriving, despite having been nearly frozen three times already! I've learned to move them away from the window at night and not put them back too early in the morning! If you haven't tried growing these indoors I highly recommend it! I am told that they should bloom quickly too, because they are sensitive to day-length. They seem perfectly content indoors and their roots don't take up a lot of space so they don't need huge pots. I just need to figure out what they're going to climb once they start sending out their little tendrils!
We are expecting our internet to be cut off in a couple of days. Hopefully it will just be temporary, and in the meantime I should be able to check in and do some posts from the library. So you will still hear from me, just not as frequently! The hardest thing will be that I won't be able to share new pictures. I have saved lots of pictures in my drafts to use for the flower histories I plan to write over the winter, but hopefully this will be resolved before Spring so I can share new pictures of my flowers! 😊
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.