Saturday, January 20, 2007

Beautés Oranges

Gardening has always been a favourite past-time. As a child, I can remember spending every morning, noon, and night out in our garden planting flowers and tending to our vegetable garden. I always anticipated the evening, when my brother and I were able to pick our favourite vegetables and then watch our mum craft them into a delicious dinner.

I am counting down the days until I can begin gardening my favourite plants...tulips, sunflowers, pansies, snapdragons, lilies, cosmos...and beans, beets, brussel sprouts...

In the meantime, I decided to pick myself up a dozen of these orange beauties. They remind me not only of the richness of our gardens, but of the richness of my wonderful childhood.


RoseMary said...

What beauties! They make me anxious for spring. I'm always excited to see the first blades of green grass and the little wild flowers poking their way up through the early spring ground.

Pam Aries said...

Here in the South we always have some sort of flower blooming even in the so called Winter( Which in the winter ...happens to be the Camellia) I grew up in West Virginia ..the flowers were spectacular!

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful colour!! Those roses are glorious and hold the promise of warmer days to come.
Loved Ben's picture...Kipper loves the snao and is never detered by a little sub zero weather! : )
Stay warm and dream of Spring gardens...

Naturegirl said...

This is the time when we surround ourselves with flowers from the florist to lift ~*our spirits*~ and remind us of days to come!
~White tea~rose~ is being served up at my home..quickly before it gets cold!
hugs NG

Jeanne said...

The kiss of the sun for pardon
The songs of the birds for mirth
There is no place closer to Heaven
Than a garden here on Earth.
Blessings my lovely friend.
I love to garden as well.

You tickle the earth with a hoe
and up pops beauty and abundance!

Love Jeanne ^j^

Sheila said...

I love the colour of these... so warm..
Thanks for the little bit of sunshine..xx

Q said...

Dear French Nest,
I thought of you last night.
I am working on my seed orders. Carefully I go through the catalogs and mark what I will be ordering. I check my notes from last year and the seeds I was able to save. In Pinetree Garden Seeds they have many French varieties of lettuce. They also have a book for sale, "The Edible French Garden".
I have a growing bed, "The French Lilac Bed" that will receive all sorts of French lettuces for Spring and Summer and Fall growing and eating! All part of the edible landscape.
I too must have blooms about all the time. Your orange roses are lovely. The remembering of childhood gardening is delightful. Thank you!
The Earth is resting, gathering moisture, Spring will come soon.