Wednesday, January 9, 2013

In Pursuit of Spring

Hi Guys, I don't know about you but I'm feeling very deprived of green and pretty things right now. I decided to dig through my photos for a little color to liven up these dark January days. 

Oxalis crassipes ‘Rosea’ 

Rosa 'John Cabot' 

Verbena rigida and Papaver 'Lauren's Grape' 

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' 
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Woodside Strain' 

A whole mess of green things! 
 I hope you enjoyed this little prelude to spring and forgive me for my impatience.

19 comments:

Nadezda said...

Grace, you really lived up the dark days! I love Aquilegia too, what color is yours? I had different but now only white bloom left. All we're waiting for spring, aren't we?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Such wonderful colors in the middle of winter. I'm sure everyone will enjoy them. A little taste of what's to come.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Alison said...

Thanks for this look at colorful flowers and lush foliage! I'm sick of gray skies too. The house is so dark all day.

ricki said...

Thank you, Your Pinkness.

Paul Jung said...

That Oriental poppy looks good enough to eat!

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

Great plants Grace, each photo I thought, ohhhh I like that one. Lauren's Grape is one I have been meaning to plant for years.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Lovely pics of spring to come...I am feeling a bit deprived of having the ability to even dig in the dirt...too much cold and snow although a warm up coming for a couple of days...

Lona said...

Oh I needed to see these blooms today. Rain here. That John Cabot rose is just so lovely Grace. I can hardly wait until the roses bloom again.

scottweberpdx said...

Gorgeous pics...especially the Verbena/Poppy combo...I NEED that Poppy this year...so gorgeous!

Casa Mariposa said...

Love it! I really like the sambuncus. I wish they didn't get so large. I don't have the space for one. :(

linda coombs said...

Thank you , I needed that....so cold and gray this morning

outlawgardener said...

Thank you for this lovely dose of warmer, more colorful days. It's our third morning in the 20's here and I can no longer fantasize that fall will simply give way to spring this year. Winter is, indeed, going to make an appearance. This post is a breath of warm air. (Is that a mojito I smell?)

jeansgarden said...

Happy New Year, Grace -- and thanks for these perfect antidotes to the winter blahs. -Jean

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh Grace, those are lovely! Just what I needed, some color. I assume you are freezing also.

krystal lynn said...

So pretty..it is right around this time of year that I start yearning for spring and the green loveliness that it brings. I am not a gifted gardener but your pictures make me want to be. Maybe I will attempt something fantastic this year.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Grace,
I enjoyed your cheerful reminders of the gardening season. I am also at the point where I am longing for spring.

Barb Yingst said...

I swear I've looked at this post more than a few times and can't help but think I should have commented by now! Love this post, spring can't come fast enough! Fog, a glimpse of sun and our old friend rain.
The poppy is a stunner, I don't have any of that style of poppy although I always mean to.

linniew said...

I see Scott needs the poppy-- I need the Verbena regida! [noted on want list...] Sun today! L

Sissy said...

Hello, Grace! How wonderful to be greeted by such beautiful blooms! I am so glad to find you blogging and writing, so many of our pals have fallen away, not even on twitter!
Speaking of which, you sure don't tweet much!
I will look for you on Facebook, perhaps!
Sis