Thursday, March 10, 2011

Touch of Spring---in the house!

Like so many others, I am ready for spring. The dark, dreary days with no sunshine get old. I am ready to be able to go outside & enjoy the beauty of God's creation. I love finding the first wild violets of spring, the first crocus popping thru the ground, the rhubarb coming up in the garden, and of course the songs of the songbirds....ahh!!!!!
But, for now, I have to enjoy a touch of spring, in the house! I bought this amaryllis bulb for 1.75 on clearance. It was already starting to sprout in the box. I had no idea if it would grow properly or not. I figured for that price, it was worth a try. Look at the outcome. It was only about 2 weeks from the day of purchase to this point!! Now, to do what the box says & see if I can get it to bloom again at a later date!
My mom gave me this violet plant sometime around Christmas. I told her I KILL violets. I can never keep them alive. I asked her WHERE to put it. She said they like a south window the best... is in my craft room, where I have a real nice south window. Imagine my surprise when I was in there the other day & saw this!!!!! Another sign of spring!!
I am working on my March ornament. I love how it looks so far!!!!! Hopefully I can update soon with the finish!
have a great day!!


Mylene said...

Gorgeous flowers, Shari. It was sunny here the beginning of the week so i went off for a walk saw lots crocuses(pics,put it on FB), and the lambs are out...but today very strong wind and cloudy, such a difference.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your touches of spring with us, Shari! Both of the flowers are so pretty... With more snow in the forecast for tomorrow, I wonder if this winter will ever turn to spring!

Denise said...

I haven't seen an violets in years. My Grandma used to have so many. The only thing I remember about their care - water from the bottom and use an east window! Maybe it was the southern light from the east?

I am ready for speing too alas it is not to be - snow predicted tonight - 6-10" - eek!

Lynette said...

I have a reputation for being a plant killer Shari so I know what you're talking about! Yours both look great though. There are quite a few spring flowers out around here but it is still cold!!

Julie said...

Spring has spring for you, its so nice when the flowers come into bloom