Posts tagged ‘spring bulbs’

Arranging spring

spring flower vase

This sweet brown vase was a gift earlier this month: it’s the latest addition to a collection of tiny vases that are perfect for my small garden.

Once again these vessels are filled with spring flowers. I’ve been enjoying the zen-like art of flower arranging once or twice a week lately and it’s a reminder that few things make me happier than walking outside to my own garden and cutting flowers for a bouquet.

I love photographing them, too, and the small arrangements are the perfect size for my teeny studio.

vase with periwinkles 2

tiny vases

daffodil and hyacinth

white narcissus


April 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Spring garden

lime clematis2

Here are a few photos of my garden as it welcomes the spring. I love living on the West Coast all times of year, but early spring is when I appreciate it most. Nothing made me more crazy living in Calgary than seeing spring on the calendar and snow on the ground, and each year spent in Vancouver (this is my fourth spring) reminds me how glad I am to be here.

I know many of you are still struggling with the dregs of winter, so I hope these images feel encouraging and hopeful – something to tide you over until things warm up all over the country. I promise I don’t mean to gloat!

primula in metal pot

sping garden 2013

one purple crocus

cinnamon hellebores

pink and white primulas in the sun

March 23, 2013 at 11:00 am 1 comment

Here comes spring

Rain and February. It is hard to separate the two. Today was one of those rare days where they took a break from each other. It was such a treat to be outside in the sun, especially with these crocuses showing off on our patio. It’s still cold, only 6 or 7 degrees celsius, but 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 two. (more…)

February 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

Spring bulbs already sprouting!

It’s hard to believe, but the first shoots of snowdrops and crocuses are peeking up in gardens around the neighbourhood, including mine. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon, which you can see was lovely and sunny compared to today’s drizzle and grey. (more…)

January 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

Crocuses everywhere

A few photos to show you that spring has arrived in Vancouver. Our daily two-block dog walk has turned crocus crazy the past couple of weeks. These pretty purple, white and yellow flowers are everywhere – in gardens, around tree trunks and best of all, littered wildly along the curbs. They are even attracting a few sleepy bees.

More spring flower photos here.

March 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm 2 comments

Flickr Photos

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