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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday Vignette - Hope Springs Eternal

Or does it seem that we're eternally  hoping for spring?  I'm easily confused.  Don't abandon hope. After all if you're not fond of the season, it's bound to change every three months.  Only 40 days until spring!  


Immigrants, crocuses are native to woodland, scrub, and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Xinjiang Province in western China.  Goodness only knows from whence came plastic plant tags with UPC markings. 

Wednesday Vignette is hosted by Anna at Flutter and Hum.  Click on over there to see more WV's. 

29 comments:

  1. I'm with Jane. Those tags really do detract and it will take a bigger plant than Crocus to hide them.

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    1. Seen at a local hardware store, these are tagged for individual sale. In a way, it looks like new life springing up from a graveyard.

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  2. Yes, Spring is coming! Well, plastic is made from oil, which comes from old dead dinosaurs, right? And many dinosaurs ate prehistoric plants, so plastic is secondhand plants. Makes about as much sense as most Republican thinking.

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    1. I try not to think, it confuses me and hurts my head.

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  3. Oh Alison - I love your thinking! And Peter - I have rarely met an immigrant (of any specie) that I didn't like. :)

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    1. I simply dislike everyone. It saves time:)

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  4. Those lovelies are showing signs of life in my garden too... brave little souls.
    MY Spring starts in two weeks, at the Flower and Garden show!

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  5. While the hundreds of Crocus I planted my first year here have disappeared, I'm glad to say the South African Freesias are settling in en masse and their spring parade will start soon.

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  6. If They can spray-paint succulents and glitter-up Pontsettias, why can't They make a less intrusive tag?

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  7. Good vignette for the season! I'm wondering if the spring-blooming bulb plants are starting to push through the soil here. I'm hesitating to poke around in the mulch, but maybe that would be good therapy. ;-)

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    1. These were in pots at a local hardware store. Haven't seen crocus in my garden yet but then the squirrels often replant them for me so it could be happening.

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  8. Channeling Douglas Adams, in an infinite universe there is a planet somewhere on which UPC tags looking exactly like that grow.

    A nursery near us has been counting down the weekends until spring on their sign. Six weekends sounds much better than 40 days I think. :)

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    1. Six weekends does sound better than 40 days!

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  9. Right now, with snow on the ground AGAIN, it feels like I'm eternally waiting for spring. But looking at the weather forecast, I may only have to wait one more day. I want this snow gone and I want to start gardening!

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    1. Too bad the rain is coming down so hard that gardening wouldn't be particularly nice right now.

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  10. Take those immigrants home and ban the tags.

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    1. Ban? Like the deodorant? I didn't realize that the tags had a perspiration problem.

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  11. Welcome immigrants, indeed. Daffodils are emerging I noticed them before they got covered by snow. I think my poor little snowdrops got crushed under heavy snow that dropped on them.

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  12. Over here, we say Spring starts on March 1st, so only 20 more days! Most of our plants are all immigrants and all are welcome!

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    1. I'm adopting your spring date because it's much closer!

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  13. I have forced some daffodils and they are as these crocuses now, but are not immigrants -are from Holland :-) Love your sense of humor, Peter!

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    1. I hope your daffodils soon bring you a much needed golden taste of spring!

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  14. We still have a few weeks before forced bulbs show up... if they ever do. I hear they've been turning corms like that away at the border and from now on we can only plant the true bulbs such as tulips and daffodils.

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