Saturday, March 17, 2007

Spring tonic

What better antidote to snow and rain than a visit to a greenhouse! I was smart and left my money at home and just wandered around enjoying the moist warm air and the colorful flowers. I was very tempted by these *designer* baskets (with price tags to match), but think I could put together something just as nice with things I already have once I find some little pansies that need a home. I feel a little silly taking photos in a public place, but find them useful later when I'm looking for ideas and inspiration for container plantings.

14 comments:

Laurie said...

What a beautiful photo! The colors are wonderful. Thank you for brightening my day.

Mary said...

I can relate to your comment about feeling silly taking pictures in public places! I try to be sneaky about it.

A visit to a nursery is always a pleasure.

Lynne said...

Pansies are my favorite spring flower! I always buy or make a bowl of yellow with purple centers and blue with dark centers. Pansies have always reminded me of faces! Those are really neat containers- especially the yellow egg with little greens growing in it in the container up front.

Susan Gets Native said...

I always feel like a dork when I take pictures in stores.

Isn't it nice to be able to plan for Spring??????

Cathy said...

I could smell the sweet moisture of the greenhouse. Like you, I just can't bring myself to pay those steep prices, but I've been very very tempted:0)

mon@rch said...

Who doesn't feel silly taking pictures in a public place! But we all still do it! LOL Great photo!

Madcap said...

Gosh, that IS springy. I think I need a good stiff dose of greenhouse myself.

Jayne said...

Oh my... how very beautiful Laura! You can just stare at that forever soaking in the colors and stark beauty of them all. A spring tonic indeed!

NatureWoman said...

Beautiful photo of gorgeous flowers - well worth feeling silly taking it.
I know what you mean. I feel like I should hide the fact I'm taking photos. Oh well, maybe I'll get used to it as I do it more.

Liza Lee Miller said...

Gorgeous!!! I love getting gifts of spring daffodils. I can put them in my garden when they are done and enjoy them for years to come. Utterly magical!

Sandy said...

Laura, I agree, and I take photos to copy all the time. Those baskets are lovely, and that photo makes me feel good.

Larry said...

It's nice to see such vivid colors.-I've been trying to do a little flower gardening myself.The only thing I don't like about container gardening is that you have to water them more often.

-I recently learned that Sedum gets really big-I think I planted too much.

KGMom said...

My first reaction opening your blog--woooo, what wonderful colors.
Oh, I know completely what you mean about designer prices on those designer baskets. I go and look, get ideas, then cobble together a bunch of flowers in pots and stick them in my own basket. They look very designer to me, thank you very much.

LauraHinNJ said...

Laurie: It is nice to see such color when outside things are pretty drab.

Mary: It's pretty hard to be sneaky with a big camera! I would love to get in there one day with my close-up lens, but how?

Lynne: I love pansies too and usually plant them in the fall with kale.

Susan: I'm planning myself sick I think.

Cathy: I usually treat myself to one of these, but wait until late May when I can put the basket outside and there's a chance that it will survive for a month or two! I also always buy one or two as gifts for friends who appreciate flowers.

Madcap: Nice to see you by here. Hope Spring finds its way to you soon. Miss your posts.

Jayne: Sort of takes one's mind off of things, don't they?

Larry: The butterflies will appreciate all that sedum!

KGMom: Kobbling something together is what I try to do also! The photos really help.