Thursday, December 29, 2011


Alert: GG's editor spotted a first crop of primroses today at the local market. A few dollars for a flowering plant that will keep giving for weeks (if cared for properly) is a must-do. During the day, make sure it gets some light; in early evening, put it where you'll see it regularly. Instant cheer.

If you've always walked past them, consider buying one (or 3). If you have a garden or balcony, plant them when they are spent. We ended up with a true primrose path many years ago at our former home.


PS: Primrose tip: pinch off spent blooms at the base. This will help new flowers bloom.

(photograph via
Meadowbrook Farm)