My favorite flower is blooming!
I could probably say that all flowers are my favorite flowers. Every time I see a gorgeous blossom I’m struck speechless by the artistry of Mother Nature. Incredible.
But the modest grape hyacinth holds a special place in my heart. I have memories of admiring it as a child as I would wander around the gardens of grandmothers, aunts, and my own mom. I’m always happy when these demure beauties appear. They tell me that the rest of my garden is starting to awaken, and that the riot of color that summer days bring is not far off.
Here’s another picture of grape hyacinths-not taken by me, but some unknown photographer who must have had an appreciation for these flowers too.
Another sure sign that warmer weather is on the horizon are my rhubarb plants.
We returned from Hawaii on March 24th. It was warm the next day, so Amy and I went outside and decided to see if the rhubarb was coming up yet. It was, but barely peeking above the soil.
Here is the rhubarb now, just a few weeks later. It now measures about a foot and a half tall! Our oven is going to be busy soon baking rhubarb crisp and strawberry rhubarb pie!
Last Friday, after one of the longest dry spells I’ve ever had at finding second hand pay dirt, I found this pretty little piece of mid century chalkware. I already collect chalkware fruit, but this is my first piece of floral chalkware. I haven’t decided where to hang it yet because it would look nice in several rooms in my house. What makes this chalkware such a lucky find is that it is in near mint condition, and the flowers are so colorful and pretty they are favorites of mine now too!
And finally today, I need your help. Last fall, I was contacted by one of the editors at The Old Farmer’s Almanac asking my permission to use my photograph of a glass light shade in their 2012 spring garden guide. My problem is that I can’t find a copy of the magazine anywhere. I don’t know if my picture was actually used or not, but I’m curious. If any of you have a chance to look through a copy, could you please see if my picture is included?
Have a great week, dear readers!