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Spring flowers 2017

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

I absolute love spring flowers.  Tulips and freesias and bluebells and irises almost make going through winter worth it.  Every year I plant dozens of bulbs, so I will have something to watch over and look forward to all winter long.

I get very excited about the first blossoms, and enjoy making colour-themed arrangements around the house when the full flush arrives, with purple and yellow sprays in my sewing room, russet tones in the entry, vivid reds and oranges in the lounge, and pinks and darkest burgundies in the bathroom.

My mother also loves spring bulbs, but she hasn’t gotten to enjoy them in years, as they won’t grow in Hawaii.  I was talking to her last week, and saying how much I wished I could send her some of my flowers, and she was saying how much she wished she could send me some fruit from the farm in Hawaii (mangoes and rambutans, delicious!).  She suggested that at least we could send each other flowers: it’s not quite the same thing, but both fruit and flowers are very photogenic!

So, just for my mother, here are some of the photographs I took of my spring flower crop this year.

These stripey purple freesias were my favourites of this years freesia crop, and I want to find more of this variety next year:

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

This is the arrangement that has greeted visitors in my entry for the last two weeks. I’ve had tons of these rust & gold freesias, so I just change them out as they fade.

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

The framed picture behind them is a Baha’i quote:

My home is the home of peace.
My home is the home of joy and delight.
My home is the home of laughter and exultation.
Whosoever enters through the portals of this home, must go out with gladsome heart.

~ `Abdu’l-Bahá

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Spring flowers are so beautiful I even find them attractive as they are dying.

Spring Flowers 2017 thedreamstress.com

Hope you all enjoyed these!

5 Comments

  1. Robin Mum says

    Thank You so much! Yes i enjoyed them and will return often to your site to continue doing so. Love Mom

  2. Lyn Swan says

    Thank you…we are enjoying fall colors here in Maine. I am just now planting bulbs for my spring flowers…It will be quite a long time, but will be worth the wait!

  3. PepperReed says

    Glorious! We’re entering the season of falling leaves — which is also quite delightful here in Michigan, USA — to be followed closely by Winter, which has it’s charms but is NOT nearly so delightful as Spring and Autumn. I look forward to my bulbs every year, and we’re lucky to have a wonderful bulb company (OldHouseGardens-dot-com) local to us that carries heirloom varieties of many bulbs. They are such beautiful and fragrant harbingers of Spring and I also look forward to them every year.

  4. Martina says

    Beautiful pictures! Since we’re heading into winter they were especially welcome.

  5. nanny norfolk says

    How Lovely. So nice as we in the UK are just going into Autumn, much warmer than usual. Global warming. A long time until spring.

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