A year ago I posted these pictures of our beautiful spring flowers.
This year, our yard looks more like this.
Granted, the snow has melted and now it’s just a cold, wet mess. The daffodils have popped through the ground but there is no blooming going on, that’s for sure. Saturday, it was cold and gray and we were in Kroger doing some grocery shopping. I headed over to their floral department because we were having guests for dinner and I was thinking about getting some nice cut flowers. After all, I never did indulge in fresh flowers during the January Cure, so I was thinking that due to spring’s late appearance (that lying groundhog!), now was as good as time as any. I was ready to plunk down 5 whole dollars on a smallish bouquet when I saw this pot of miniature roses.
They were marked at $4.99, the same price as the cut flowers. I put the bouquet back and snatched this puppy up because I know I can plant this outside and it won’t die, unlike the cut flowers. Plus, I just needed some spring in the house!
The best part is that when I got to the register, they rang-up at $3.99, so an even better bargain! I’ve been enjoying them all weekend and will definitely set them outside if it ever warms up.
So what about you? Has spring sprung around your neck of the woods?