Sunday, January 31, 2010
Just shy of the halfway point through Winter here, we are always seeking ways to bring Spring into the home...
While potted tulips, hyacinths and daffodils tickle one's fancy they are short-lived.
The early Spring edition of 'Country Gardens' has just the solution. The article I found most intriguing was the use of antique and vintage vessels, orphans you might say to start new African violet plants in.
Nurturing several in my windowsill, one of which is from a cutting my Grandmother had given 20 years previous they'll make perfect specimens to take from and have established in time for gift giving at Easter, May Day or Mother's Day...
I can hardly wait...
* Painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Creamers, cups and cake plates from my collection of castoffs collected over time.
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Sunday, January 31, 2010