I know. I was gone for most of the winter. I have no right to complain. But that snow isn't going away for a very long time and there's no big warm-up in sight.
This is a time when I agree with the notion that Facebook makes you feel bad. It's not the exotic vacations and high achieving children that are making me green, it's the green that the gardeners south of here (and that's most of them) are seeing in their flower beds and veggie plots. They're killing me.
So I set out yesterday afternoon to a local garden center with the hope of seeing something growing besides the snow pile by my driveway. Of course the outdoor nursery section was sad and snow-covered but inside among the potted pansies and purple crocus I found hope of brighter and warmer days.
Entering the greenhouse and feeling the humid air, smelling the damp soil, yes, that's what I needed. I almost swear the garden chemical section had a somewhat nostalgic odor that cheered me up, see that's how far I've fallen into this frozen funk!
I thought I'd share a few photos of some clever ideas I discovered on my jaunt.
Upcycled baby pram with fairy garden The Garden Buzz
Love the red door, sap bucket address numbers The Garden Buzz
How cute are these felted woolly bird houses? The Garden Buzz
Succulents in sieves, brilliant! The Garden Buzz