Primulas in bloom

March 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm 2 comments

Vancouver experienced some very chilly temperatures a couple of weeks ago (even snow!), but luckily my primulas were hardy enough to survive the cold snap. I planted them in early February after seeing them displayed in these gorgeous, colourful rows at my favourite garden centre, Southlands Nursery,

It’s this time of year that makes me love living on the west coast. When we used to live in Victoria I always enjoyed the annual flower count and the bragging rights that come with being the first place in Canada to experience spring. And when I lived in Calgary this is the time of year I hated the most – waiting and waiting for the endless winter to cease.

There were primulas blooming in our tiny garden when we bought our new house here in Vancouver last year. It’s amazing to see them again and think of all the time that has passed and everything that can happen in the short space of a year.

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  • 1. Still growing « Nest and Sparkle  |  December 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    […] a blooming pink primula that has come back to life after the heat of summer. These tough flowers continue to thrive in our little garden and this one is adding a welcome spark of brightness right now. […]

  • 2. Here comes spring « Nest and Sparkle  |  February 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    […] warm enough for gardening. I spent a couple of hours puttering around outside cleaning up, planting primulas and sowing basil, tomato and lettuce seeds that I’ll grow inside for the next month or […]

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