Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Flowers

It's time to pop some flowers into pots again; this is especially important if you don't have a garden. The idea of no flowers on a daily basis...shudder. If you're in Washington, DC, stop by the National Cathedral Flower Mart this Friday or Saturday. It's a lot of fun, you can purchase flowers, herbs, & more & poceeds are used to maintain the beautiful grounds & gardens.

Giulia would love to attend, especially since her nickname derives from this very flower festival. Alas, she is bound to be disappointed (again) this year. However, her obedient servant will purchase some geraniums in her honor; also on the menu: pansies & violas.

If you're helping children make Mother's Day cards or gifts & have a steady supply of pansies from over-wintering, here are some easy pansy projects.

PS: People have asked about the other plants in the photograph. Yes, that's lavender. Here's a nice basket for sale.


(photograph by Liivia Sirola)