So, maybe you’ve noticed that every single blogger has posted something festive about Spring . . . + yet, I — the novice blogger — have not.
You ask me why not? Well, one reason is that it was 24 degrees here overnight! (March = cruel!)
And besides, I really don’t DO Spring decor, or so I thought. Why not give it a stab, if only for the morale boost? I asked myself . . .
. . . and SO, I brought home these beautiful + fragrant hyacinths from the grocery store.
Yes, I bought my hyacinths at the grocery store.
How I wish we lived closer to one of my favorite garden stores, Marguerite Gardens, in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. It’s not far north of Wrigley Field!
Every Spring, my friend, Alan, + I head to Marguerites to buy ourselves at least 1 of their awesome topiary houseplants (usually rosemary),
+ sadly, right on schedule, each Winter,
both Alan’s + my cherished plants perish.
I also make at least 2 cool + inexpensive topiaries of my own — using my 2 favorite Guy Wolff pots**, a wire hanger + some ivy.
Last year’s versions, with variegated ivy, looked fantastic. You’ll have to to take my word on that, because they, too, did not survive our Winter.
This pretty blue glass ball + the vintage floral bowl upon which it is resting, both came from http://www.rubybegoniastrinkets.blogspot.com/, right here in our town!
And now, for more morale boosting, let’s view a few closeups of my Spring happiness in the kitchen. Stay tuned! More photos will be taken after my trip to Chicago.