As a gardener, I am always excited to see a new planting/flowering season come, but a little saddened when it's time to say goodbye (compost) plants at the end of a season. I guess you know what that means for my poinsettias.
Maybe I'm not a 'real' gardener, because full-fledged gardeners most likely take the steps to see their poinsettias through one season to the next. They do the same with their tulip bulbs; dig them up and replant them, season after season. I don't. So, it's mid January and time to remove the final blip of red left in my house after the holidays.
Although my poinsettias are still beautiful, I am just about ready for them to go. I feel some guilt because, at the same time I'm politely ushering them out, I'm welcoming in some new possibilities - spring bulbs. If I want a full basket of beautiful color when my spring fever hits, I have to plan and plant now.
"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity." ~Margaret D. Nadauld
Images Used On This Blog
Images used on this post that are scanned, re-formatted, or used in any way are credited to the source when possible. If I have failed to credit an image or used an images the owner wishes to have removed, please email me and I will make immediate correction and/or citation. email@example.com