January 2013-The Bloom Day
The showcase would not be complete without a few violas, these are Viola ‘Antique Shades Apricot’ planted in the turqoise containers last fall and written about here.
Very special, indeed. This is the second year of bloom for these sweethearts, purchased with pride from Scott at Old House Gardens.
Whenever the primroses appear in the grocery, they are swooped up swiftly into the shopping cart to brighten our days in the warm environs of the greenhouse/sunroom, to be planted outdoors in March. This dark pinky violet color seems to be among the earliest and hardiest for our USDA Zone 7a.
There are other flowers in the greenhouse/sunroom blooming along merrily, the Paphiopedilum orchids. Typical Fairegarden winter Bloom Day, same old, same old, but worth sharing still, when some folks only see a white blanket of snow out their windows. Do visit the hostess of Bloom Day, sweet Carol of Maydreams for a complete listing of participants from around the globe.