As February comes to an end, so do my birthday celebrations. Sunday was the last celebration, spent with my bestie. Initially the plan was to do what we do best - plant shopping. But it turned out to be a happy birthday for Toyota too, and I had to shell out an unplanned lump sum to get my car serviced. This took a toll on my plant budget. As I forlornly reported this to the bestie she merely smiled and told me to open my birthday present.
Proving she is my true spirit animal, a gift card to our favorite nursery awaited me. To feed the addiction.
I'm in love.
Included with the gift card was a dish towel featuring one of Kenny's cousins that speaks the truth, AND some pre-planted Hyacinth bulbs ready to come to life. I truly love this idea; it's so unique and thoughtful. What an awesome, awesome gift - thanks again, stud!
My gifted bulbs helped inspire my own bulb work. I often overlook bulbs because they require patience. I'm more of an instant gratification type of girl, anxiously awaiting the before and after. But bulbs seem like a great way to fill the time between now and Spring, so I'm giving them a shot in some planters.
Pictured here are two types of Begonias, and pink and purple Freesia. Not pictured are the Ranunculus bulbs that were soaking in luke-warm water.
And before you even ask, yes. Yes, my Begonias are going to look exactly like that.
All bulbs are planted in a variety of planters, catching rays by the basement window. I'm holding my breath, and checking their status daily. I. Just. Want. Flowers.