Last night I got home from work a bit late and decided to take advantage of the milder weather and start planting flowers in my window box planters.  Yellow daffodils, red and yellow speckled tulips and blue hyacinths were the bulbs of choice for this year.  It’s difficult to keep flowers from dying in a small window box planter, especially when the roots have nowhere to grow.  So I feel a bit guilty knowing that these will most likely not make it past July.  Nonetheless, I used to dream of having window box planters and alas, I am finishing up year one with them in my studio.  They are quite lovely.

The sunlight is dwindling later and later each night and it reminds me of why I love Seattle so much.  Nothing captures my little soul like experiencing spring in the Pacific Northwest.  After a long, cold, dark winter there is something so magical about experiencing the gradual increase of sun as the clouds roll away and the days grow longer and longer.  In Georgia, spring is rarely a slow, progressional season.  Usually I’m met with a quick warming of days and a hot rush of humid air.  Not so in the PNW.  It’s a gradual unveiling of better days to come and a great tease for those who anticipate what summer has to offer.

Hope you’re enjoying your Spring, wherever you might be.

 

3 Responses to studio 101: spring hath sprung

  1. Mrs. D says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Rebecca L. Segrest says:

    Catherine,
    I LOVE your window boxes and I hope that you get as much enjoyment from your flowers as I do from mine. I noticed though that you are planting three types of bulbs that all go dormant after blooming. They don’t really die, so don’t get discouraged. In fact, you should dig up the bulbs after the leaves wilt and then store them in a cool dry place for next year. Throw them in the fridge for a month or so before you plant them again next spring.
    I love hyacinths; they have such a lovely scent. I hope they bloom (ed) well for you.
    =) Rebecca

    • mysundrymusings says:

      I was just thinking about what I would do with the bulbs. Of course, you and my mother would know what to do with them.

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