Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?


It has been a long, cold harsh winter. Temps were frigid for days on end. Now at long last, they are starting to normalize a bit, warming ever so slightly. Cabin Fever is over because the snow has stopped and I can get out and about. But I decided I was in need of a pick me up. So I went looking for a little spring. Where better to do that, than at the local garden shop. I figured the bright colors and fragrant blooms would lift my spirits and make the winter doldrums go away. However, I discovered nothing but rows and rows of empty shelves at the store, inside and out. No plants or pretty flowers to be had, anywhere. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement for sure. The calendar says spring is here. But the snow still on the ground says not yet. Are you ready for spring? Has it sprung where you’re at?

14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have seen the tips of daffodil leaves and iris coming up along the sunny side of our house here and the buds are forming on the trees. That is about it here. But there is hope! And I'm so thankful to see the last of our snow for now anyway. Glad you at least got out and about. I know how good it feels after such a terrible winter !

betty said...

Maybe others beat you to the flowers? Or they were anticipating a cold long winter and didn't order them sooner?? That would be disappointing! Spring definitely is blooming here, but we don't have the extreme of temps like you do!

betty

Jean said...

Maybe our winter has past and spring has spring has sprung here in South Alabama. Really it feels more like summer with temperatures in the mid eighties. The tree's are budding out and blooming. Maybe in a few more weeks the shelves will be full of Fresh flowers. Take care.

Jon said...

It was 60 degrees here on Monday and I was starting to feel human. Today (Wednesday) it's back in the 30's. Winter refuses to leave!

jack69 said...

Oh yes we are ready. We follow spring North to North CArolina every year. Looking forward to it this time, that is for sure. IT IS ABOUT TIME!

Paula said...

Yes everything is blooming here but then it will be so hot in July and August that we will have to use lots of water to keep everything alive. Hope you get your spring soon.

Sheila Y said...

Yes the trees have buds and starting to sprout new leaves. Not a lot of flowers yet, the greenery on our day lilies are starting to emerge. Hopefully the flowers will soon show up there. Take care, Sheila

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that's too bad that you went searching for warmth and flowers and only found bare shelves not ready for a spring display yet.

Yes, it is spring here and the birds are out more and the sun is shining and the blossom trees are blooming. I am sending you some sunshine, Taryterre, and don't worry.....it will be there soon.

love, ~Sheri

Mevely317 said...

This sounds like something my mother would have done. How she loved visiting garden centers in early Spring. (vs. me, who'd probably not recognize a garden center if I tripped over it.)

I suspect Phoenix skipped Spring altogether this year. I've resisted turning on the air conditioner just yet, but it won't be long.

Just Because said...

I found some Pansies at the big box store over the weekend. Purple and yellow joy!!

Carol Z said...

I was ready for spring in January. I definitely will be looking for flowers in the next week. I got a pretty hyacinth at Trader Joe's last month and it lasted well. Will have to make a return trip soon.

Weekend-Windup said...

It is nice to see the spring coming and the snow out of sight...

Hollie said...

Garden shops are heavenly places!! I have already visited a few myself. I even brought plants home with me!! They sure make me happy!! Hopefully, you will be enjoying some soon yourself!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's been up and down here temperature wise. We've had a beautiful weekend, but I hear rain is moving in tomorrow for a few days. That'll put a damper on things! (pun intended) :) Hope you see some flowers soon!