Feb 3, 2012

Sweet Box...

Today was one of those days...

those glorious winter days,
when a taste of spring is in the air...

a day to do some garden clean up
and prep for spring...

a day for little surprises...


the blooms of the Sweet Box
never cease to surprise me...

not because they are showy...



actually their tiny flowers
would never catch your attention...

it's their scent...

on these winters days,
when the earth smells alive,
damp and mossy...

the Sweet Box adds it's sweet scent...

the first smell of spring...


I bring in little bundles...

since they have very little visual appeal,
I tuck them into colorful china dishes...



pink rosy china entertains my eyes,
while I inhale the sweet smell :-)


I hope you find a bit of sweetness this weekend!

Today I am joining,
and

Thanks for stopping by...

13 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That's exactly what I should get onto before it gets to hot here in Orlando, I probably will actually enjoy it since it is not so humid. I hope I find some treasures in my garden!

Carol

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Bella! We actually had a little dusting of snow overnight! I've never seen Sweet Box. It has a sweet looking little flower. Sweet little mug too!

Terri Morse said...

Your beautful China cup is perfect for Spring greenery. Unfortunately, it's still definitely winter here in Pennsylvania. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Terri

Anna said...

I know your blog on "My Romantic Home Country" ... congratulations on your beautiful home, beautiful garden and the wonderful blog! Have a great weekend, Anna

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Sweet Bella :)
Your China and Springflowers are just wonderful.....
We had a really warm winter here, but now it is rather cold....
bur soon soon it is SPRING :)
Hugs from Sweden

Carolyn said...

Lovely photos! It is hard to believe you already have a touch of spring-winter has just arrived here.

Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

Madelief said...

One of the highlights of winter is to see the first spring flower :-)! The branch looks beautiful in the floral cup!

Happy weekend Isabelle,

Madelief x

Rowan said...

No gardening here I'm afraid - we've got about 3 inches of snow on the ground and it's still coming down. There are lots of snowdrops flowering but they are buried at the moment. It's lovely to look at all your gorgeous flower photographs to remind me of what lies ahead.

Special 'K' said...

I pick little beauties on my walk and do exactly like you place them in special containers. The Special One does the same, she is so funny. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Cindy said...

Here in North Carolina we've barely even had a winter. The daffodils were up in January, and the many of the trees are already blooming, it's very unusual. I don't know the plant called "sweet box", i'm always learning so much about gardening from you! and you know how to make anything pretty, it is wonderful all tucked into the little teacup!

Cindy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am not familiar with Sweet Box. It really does have a very sweet little bloom. I think it looks extra pretty in your lovely china cup.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Candylei said...

Sweet for the sweet!! ;-)

Haworth said...

I love the arrangment you made, Bella! I wish our gardening zone was warm enough for Sweet Box, it's so pretty and I can imagine the scent must be so welcome at this time of year. I sometimes remove the tops from old glass salt and pepper shakers and use them as vases for violets and lily of the valley.