Jan 7, 2011

The Lazy Days of Winter...

I have to admit...
I have been so lazy since Christmas.

It does this to me every year,

From the first of semi-warm days of spring
till the last chilly days of fall
 the garden keeps me busy!

Then the holidays are there
and you know how busy that is!

After Christmas...
I am always eager to put all the holiday pretties away,
keep the tabletop displays to a minimum
and hybernate a bit...

(click photos to enlarge)

So it was a huge surprise today
to see Primroses in the garden center...

Maybe I over slept a bit
 like Rip Van Winkle...
No, it really is only the first week of January!
Our snowy season has yet to truly begin,


But,  who could resist their bright faces?


I bought just one,

A cheery pot of Primsoses
may be just what I need to get my blood moving again :-)

Today I will be joining the fun at...

and


Thanks for stopping by today!

39 comments:

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Funny Bella - i went to Molbacks today for lunch and they had these too....it was fun to see some color this time of year. Although my ground is still so cold to actually plant anything. I'm excited to see your garden as it unfolds this spring.
PS - i would love to trade you poppy seeds (need to be thrown out soon) i have hot pink singles with black in the center.....let me know?xxoo

nancy said...

Very pretty in pink.
HPS to you.
Nancy

NanaDiana said...

I think primroses are just the sweetest little flower...and how unexpected this time of year. Perfectly lovely! xxoo Diana

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty pinks, Bella! Christmas always wipes me out! I do LOVE it so very much but every year I'm finding it harder to clean it up after the holidays are over. Perhaps I should go looking for pink primroses too! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a pretty spot of color and I love how you planted them in a teacup!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They'll have primrose at my market tomorrow too! Love the bright burst of color this time of year-enjoy:@)

Olga said...

I know what you mean. I feel lazy too. I was thinking what should I do until the gardening time begins, and I thought that perhaps I should devote my lazy free time to reading. I'm going to go to the library this weekend.
Beautiful pot of Primroses. So cheerful.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, oooh so pretty! I always get excited when I find those too, I haven't seen any here in my little town yet... yours look so pretty in your vintage sugarbowl... like you, I am totally thinking SPRING and gardens!... xoxo Julie Marie

Leslie said...

Missed ya Bella... But certainly understandable. We all go away for a bit, my time will come during the month of May when my garden center gets really busy... then poof.. I'll be gone, but not for good!

Primroses.. ah yes.. pretty pink splashes of fresh color in January. Seems they're out a bit earlier this year as I've seen them myself out here in NJ. It's a shame that they don't flower longer in the house nor stay as vibrant forever.. But, it cures the itch for those that have felt cooped up for a bit!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Leslie
http://tranquilacresofalexandriatwp.blogspot.com/

milka said...

This pot of flowers is so cute :)

Grace said...

Oh how precious this flower in a teacup is. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, I was also surprised to find spring in the store. Your primrose is such a lovely shade of pink and so cheery looking. Have a wonderful pink saturday.

Michelle said...

Tea-riffic, love the pink primrose, I love fresh flowers around. Enjoy you weekend!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Your pink primrose is a nice hint of spring to come. I've seen the little pots of spring flowering bulbs in our grocery store but they don't last long.
Enjoy your little bowl of happiness.
Judith

LV said...

How lucky you are to have sch pretty flowers now. I love them and look forward to spring again.

LizlovesVintage said...

So pretty in the midst of winter. Thanks, I needed that:)
Hugs, Liz

texasdaisey said...

What are those stores thinking? But, you know, I would have bought one too. lol.
Debbie

Cindy said...

Beautiful flowers and the planter is so sweet...makes it perfect! Makes me long for Spring!
Cindy

Marydon said...

So love the primroses ... they are such a delight in the mid-winter cold ... beautiful!

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hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Primulas are a beacon of the Spring to come for me...so nice that we can buy some and add some cheer to the grey days.

Holly said...

Those beautiful flowers speak of beauty, don't they? Thank you for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Melynda said...

Hello, it was to find your blog on Pink Saturday. I am also a WA blogger, in Vancouver. Your blog is lovely, thanks for sharing.

Tete said...

Now that's a fun way to cheery up a day! I can't believe it was for sale already. It's not even close to being time! Enjoy your blooms.
Hugs- Tete

It's me said...

I am happy now....i hope you too....beautiful pink......lovely saturday darling.......love Ria....xxx....

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Hi Bella, how pretty & unexpected for this time of year. Itsreally cold here in England too (well its nearly always cold actually) & we are expecting more snow brrrrrr. My boiler has packed up so Im feeling very depressed with this cold weather but seeing that pretty primrose has reminded me spring is not far off. Have a good weekend,Sarah x

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
Yes It´s Nice.......with Lazy days :)
Love Your Primula,,,,,
Hugs from Håkan

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

Good to see you and your perky flowers! I feel like a hybernating (sp?) winter animal myself!

Char said...

All the blooms being seen the garden centers are great if you have a greenhouse or can bring them inside. I think a little color and mood brightener is a wonderful idea. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Dru said...

What a breath of fresh air - all my flowers, plants, deck, driveway are all under snow and will be for the next several - yes several months. But how I love seeing these little beauties breathing new life for us all. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty flowers.. reminds of spring that shall coming soon! happy PS!

Kom Achterom said...

Ha Bella
Love your pink primula it is a litle bit of spring!
happy weekend
Yolanda

Donnie said...

What a lovely harbinger of spring. Such a pretty pink too.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So very bright and pretty!! Happy PS!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sarah said...

Very sweet!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your Primroses, we call them "Prímulas" and every year I go to the Garden Centre to look for them,I bought differents color and I love watching them at home
Hugs

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~ I think next Halloween you should be a green thumb! Gorgeous....again!
Happy PS!

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful love the bright pink on a dull day!
Happy Pink Saturday

Gail said...

My, oh my, those are so pretty. Love them and in that little pot, perfect to make one smile on a cloudy day.
Happy PS

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Ah, what a cheerful pink little primrose to make you think of spring!
We're a long way from warm weather here also. I wish I could hibernate until then!