Two things happened this week to remind me that I will be okay. This too shall pass. Winter will annoy me and make me uncomfortable for a few weeks, but when it is over I will glory in the wonder of spring.
First of all, our amaryllis bloomed! It amazes me each year to watch the bulb burst forth with such beauty just as everything outside is dying. I was tired of our traditional red one so I chose something a little different and I’ve been waiting anxiously to see it. And it has three more buds!
Second, my first spring catalog arrived!! Yeah. Even though my photography isn’t that great you can still see the big 92 on the front. That’s 92 new plant varieties! It will take me weeks to read about all of them. And if you have never ordered from Bluestone Perennials I urge you to try them. I’ve never been disappointed by a plant I’ve ordered from them. Always healthy and happy! And their prices are reasonable. The great thing about catalogs is that you don’t get the same old plants that everyone is buying from the big box stores. I’m especially pleased by their Echinacea varieties. And if you don’t know what to order they have pre-planned gardens.
I know that the next few weeks will bring more catalogs and I can sit by the fire planning my garden. A hope of spring is all I need to keep me smiling through the cold.
Yes, I know I’m a big whiner. I have no right to complain about “winter” when it will be 68 degrees tomorrow followed by a week in the fifties. I feel sorry for those of you who have months of snow ahead. I know that pretty flowers and catalogs won’t be enough compensation for you. I can only say that there is still some property available just down the road. Not too late for you to move! J