Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dreaming in color

Spring is the time when we go from grey days...

To green... you thought I was going to say color huh?  Well it's still a little early for most color around this little corner of Washington.  Lots of green with just a hint or a promise of the colorful days to come.





















Really needing a color pick me up after our beautiful sunny days, I headed over to the local garden store & greenhouse.

We're fortunate to have a locally, family owned greenhouse that grows unbelievable amounts of annuals and in the fall, poinsettias.
















Since it's still early, it's mostly violas and primroses so far, but soon their gorgeous and gargantuan hanging baskets will be overflowing with color.

As for Red Gate Farm, well this brave little daffodil and a couple of purple hyacinths are my blooming color so far.





















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17 comments:

  1. Lovely.
    I feel like I got my feet stuck in the mud when I look at my raggy yard..I have no motivation. So keep posting maybe..it will motivate me!

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  2. With every one of your posts, I just can't wait for spring... Even though we have 6 inches of snow.

    And I figured out a good way to link buttons, so send me an email :)

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  3. Your hit of yellow is very pretty and uplifting, considering the colour we're looking at right now is white, and LOTS of it!

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  4. It is still pretty wet in our yard but I am looking forward to some color...someday.

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  5. Beautiful flowers at the greenhouse and your daffodil is a wonderful sign of spring!! The green looks so refreshing. We are getting there slowly but surely! :)

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  6. It's coming, but it's hard to be patient isn't it? Seeing the flowers at the greenhouse just sends chills over my neck! Don't you love the smell of a greenhouse? It makes you want to dig in the dirt!
    Here's hoping Spring comes soon for ALL of us. It's been a long winter all over the country!

    Hugs from Colorado (where it's 28 degrees outside right now)
    Jan

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  7. Love your little daffodil and it is only a sample of what is to come. Have a gread day.

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  8. Love the little daff...we are bursting with spring here in Georgia. Visiting from Flora Thursday.

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  9. I'm ready for some color too. Those flowers look gorgeous and healthy. Good to have a place like that to go to.

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  10. So pretty. Mine were above ground then it snowed RATS! but now the snow is melting once again. Have a great day !

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  11. So very pretty! I wish the rain would stop here, I'm so ready for spring!
    You are right a hallway in the foyer :)
    XO

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  13. Lucky! We don't even have weeds yet! Just lots of mud.

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  14. I'm liking the daffodils and forsythia. And I smelled fresh cut grass this afternoon. Mmmmmm, better than any perfume!

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  15. I am a big fan of pretty flowers. I try to stay away from our nurseries as I am tempted to buy more than I should. This place has some very nice plants.

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  16. That is just the sweetest little daffodil ever. Love the first, brave little flowers! One of the things I miss most about the PNW is the grass keeping its green color. We go totally brown here and it seems to take forever for the green to take over again. I think this time of year is the hardest of all. We're all so starved for spring to arrive, but it seems to take its sweet time!
    Enjoy your little yellow sign of spring, Chris!

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  17. Love seeing some spring! I'm with you that its great to see some spring here in Washington!!! Still so far behind after peeking around some of these garden posts - much to look forward too! Thanks for linking up and sharing the garden party with your friends! So fun peeking around this chilly Sunday morning! xoox, Tracie

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