It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means I’m joining my “Cozy Living” blogging friends to bring you some fresh inspiration for March! Today, my post is about a March 1st tradition that I have. Each year on March 1 one of my favorite, local greenhouse’s opens its doors for the spring/summer season! And, each March 1, I’m always eager to walk into that sunny greenhouse and feel the new life growing there! Oh, it’s good for the winter soul!!! I typically have no intention of really purchasing anything on this visit to the garden centre, it’s merely a chance to dream of the warmer days to come! Here are a few things that caught my eye on yesterday’s visit!
That first odd looking hanging plant’s common name is a Pitcher Plant! Isn’t it odd looking!!! It’s a tropical plant, and I read that monkeys sometimes drink water caught in the dangling pitchers! The middle photo is a Lenten Rose (Hellebore). It’s a perennial plant that blooms very early in the spring, around the time of Lent. I have a deep purple Lenten Rose, but this variety with flowers that are a mix of pale pink, ivory and green; really caught my eye! The third photo is a cactus! I was drawn to it’s unusual shape and the color! Even thought I didn’t go with the intention of purchasing anything, I did bring home a few plants to breathe some fresh life into my home!
I saw this plant sitting among some other hanging basket house plants. It was with some ferns, but it also reminded me of a moss plant that I have seen used in terrariums. And, guess what, I was right! It’s called a Peacock Fern, or more commonly, Spike Moss (Selaginella). Similar to a fern, but a moss! Regardless, I thought it would look great with my vintage scale! What do you think?
The concrete bird is one of a pair that I have, and I often use one or both in the springtime. Using concrete decor items like small planters or statues, like this bird, is another way to bring the garden indoors. And, a bowl of moss balls (in this case faux) compliment the Spike Moss plant.
When I woke up yesterday morning and saw the snow that had fallen in the night, I was slightly annoyed! I’m tired of snow and the cold! But, then I remembered that it was March 1, and I could go to the garden centre down the road! Just like that, my mood lightened! And, even more so, when I stepped inside that greenhouse! Are you feeling the same way this time of year? Are you longing for spring too! Take a trip to your local greenhouse or garden centre to get inspired for spring and maybe even bring home a little plant that catches your eye! It’s good for the winter soul!
And, if you are looking for a good movie to watch this weekend, I can highly recommend this one – This Beautiful Fantastic: Set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, this contemporary fairy tale centers on the unlikely friendship between a reclusive young woman who dreams of writing children’s books and a cranky widower. Facing eviction over her neglected garden, Bella (Jessica Brown Findlay) meets her grumpy, loveless, next-door neighbor (Tom Wilkinson), who happens to be an amazing horticulturalist. And, here are a few more spring projects you might like:
And, be sure to visit my “cozy living” blogging friends for more Spring inspiration!