30 December 2010
Everyone loves a garden centre sale...
That's the case right now til closing on New Year's Eve at Den Haan's Garden World in Middleton, here in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Oh, boy...since I had been given some money as a birthday present, I knew I would have to go treat myself. And I did!
I brought home the two varieties in the photo above, and here's a closeup of the subtleties of one of the begonias' foliage. Exquisite, isn't it? They like moderately moist soil and medium (not too bright) light, average home temperatures to do well, so they're ideal for my office, where they now reside. But because it's been some years since I've tried a Rex, I went in search of good information, and found a terrific article at Fine Gardening, of course.
Beach Lane Lavender, now Seafoam Lavender Farm, here in Nova Scotia, and from Bleu Lavande, near Montreal, plus I have dried florets and other lavender-themed stuff all around the house, I should always be serene. Hmmm. Maybe I need to go put some lotion on to achieve a little more serenity...
orchid that longsuffering spouse gave me!
I have had an orange hyacinth-glass for years, and its cheery colour always gives me pleasure while I'm waiting for its bulb to come into bloom. Today, I decided to add the red, blue, and green glasses to my collection. I wish I could find a purple one, which would just make the perfect addition--or should that be 'purplefect'? I have some hyacinth bulbs that are just waiting to be water-forced into blooming, so in a day or so these will be gleaming happily away in one of my office windows.
Den Haan's sale, and they'll be closed for a couple of weeks from New Year's to mid-January to do inventory and prepare for spring...so maybe I should go back tomorrow and get a bulb. What do you think, fellow enablers? Hmmm?