A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

This is what desperation looks like:

I don’t have anything blooming so I picked up these primroses at the grocery store.

2 for $5 and I have something to post for GBBD.


At 6:05 AM, Blogger Frances said...

There is nothing wrong with buying primroses anytime anywhere, but especially nothing wrong with buying them to share for bloom days. I did the same thing at Faire Garden, with the bonus of being able to plant them in the ground when it warms up a little. They (some) have proven hardy here in TN and there is a sweet little bed of them in a protected spot.

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Carol said...

January in the garden does make some of us a bit desparate. I eyed some African violets with blooms the other day but reminded myself that I already have several pots of it, and don't need any more, but the blooms were pretty.

Thanks for joining us for bloom day again!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

That's 5 dollars well spent, so yay you! Just think of how these two will cheer you up on a gloomy and dull winter's day. I love primroses, they are one of my favourite plants. They do say Spring, don't they? I'm going out to buy me some of those little darlings too.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

Frances, I'll be planting these outside in the spring. In the meantime, they will be brightening up the inside of my house.

Carol, I had hoped to have some African violets in bloom, but no such luck. I may have to borrow your book to see what I am doing wrong!

Yolanda Elizabet, I agree. I just adore primroses. So bright and cheery. The perfect spring flowers.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Ki said...

Ahhh, who can resist primroses at this time of the year! Some of them even have a glorious scent. Happy Bloom day!

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Entangled said...

I almost made a grocery store impulse purchase too. They're so tempting this time of year.

I love your countdown to spring in the header. 62 days almost sounds endurable.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Kerri said...

I need to go out and buy some primroses too! The yellow pair I had a few years ago died out and I've been meaning to buy more. They do welcome in the spring so cheerily.
I think you had a great idea :)
A friend just gave me some African violet starts. She feeds hers with African Violet food and they bloom well for her.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Greg II said...

I'm not sure if it will grow that far north, but Butterfly weed will bloom all year if you bring it in. As long as you break off the seed pods before they open, it will continue to produce flowers all year.
Greg II

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Mary said...

I love primrose. Thanks for sharing.



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