Saturday, February 11, 2012

Spring fever

The flower and garden show always gives me spring fever.

The display gardens were so dark this year it was as if we were viewing the gardens at midnight! 
But I asked, and no, it was not a mistake.

"It's like kissing in the moonlight is always sweeter," said the lady I'd asked. 

But I still managed a few photos in those gardens that had more light than most.

Like the Parisian garden.

Vertical plantings are the very hottest thing around this year and even the humble pallet made an appearance. 

Perfect for a small space! But don't use a pallet for anything you'll be eating, as they are treated with nasty chemicals.

And you'd never expect two women with spring fever to skip the booths, would you?

I always go with my gifted friend Jane Shasky, whose botanical watercolors are delicate and feminine, and this time we shopped more than usual!

How did I miss the lingonberries? 

And I leave you with a tip.
Molbak's had a sweet-smelling bowl you can copy at home easily.

The centerpiece of it was oranges which had simply been sliced vertically
and then heavily dusted with cinnamon, cloves and other aromatics and left to dry.

Subtle but perfect. 

Spring, come quickly!

We are waiting...


Debbie said...

Ha! It was probably someone's idea to save money on electricity. The beautiful colors of flowers need light, as you of course know ;- ) Thanks for sharing a bit of spring today. We got some snow here, not much and though there isn't a cloud in the sky, it's our coldest day of the winter. I think our high will be 19 degrees and windy, brrrr. Yes, please come quickly spring, of course I'll enjoy the little things of today's bright play of sun on snow from inside, while I wait ;- ) Have a blessed day, Sharyn,

Sharyn Sowell said...

Oh, Debbie, I think that is just tooooo cold! Spring soon for us all, hurrah! Blessings to you, too, Debbie.

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Ellen said...

Always, always love your blog and photos.

Kristi said...

I'm so looking forward to the robin's return and the sweet little snowdrops peeking through the soggy ground. It's been a very mild Michigan winter, but it always seems long come February. Every time I'm temped to complain about the grey outside I think of your ability to see the beauty in the grey(older post). So thank you for that!

I love the pallet idea--and pinned it! Some much needed inspiration!