... January has come and gone...
and it seems spring may be here in the southwest...
It's a start. We did some spring cleaning over the weekend.
These slipcovers are changed and some clutter gone.
The santos is on top of our book on the art of Florence, and the cover is decorated with La Primavera by Botticelli. The Allegory of Spring is in the Uffizi, and it was a dream come true to see. This book is actually a wonderful compendium on the art of Florence, if you love Italian renaissance art or just for study. On the side of the book are spilt dried roses. Some are from my garden and some are from bouquets.
Over here is some heather. I have had it about three weeks now, and it is still alive, but it can be dried in place when the plant is spent. In case you don't recognize it, it's another Ikea bucket that they might still have, though I have had it for some time.
Outside our Florida peach is blooming. It was so cold in December that I think it received enough chill hours, so hopefully in May there will be peaches again.
Out on the front porch I hung some planters. The pails are from Ikea, and they are called socker, and they come with a chain. For this Ikea hack, I drilled four holes in the bottom for drainage, filled them with dirt half way, and inserted three, four inch pots of pansies without the pots. That's it. For two it was only twenty-four dollars with the plants, but I had the soil.
It's an easy project.... maybe fifteen minutes at the most!
Back inside, these are the blossoms that are currently on my dining room table: gerbena daisies mixed with some blossoming branches. I love this shade of pink.
So three ways to do bucketfuls of blossoms... four if you like dried and spilt....
I'm getting ready to plant my spring garden. My winter tomatoes have not been plentiful. It was too cold here this winter, and so many didn't turn red, and now the plants are dying with them on. We will be pulling them up, and planting new seedlings, and new lettuce pretty soon.
I hope to make it around the blogs tomorrow.
It's been a long January, and February is short.
I think that's saying something without saying something. :)
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