FRIDAY FLOWERS: SNAPDRAGONS

The snapdragons are magnificent!

No other way to say it: they are above and beyond my expectations or hopes.
HOW did they get this way?

Well, back in October I bought a few packs. They were ok in the first few weeks. So I bought some more…and more..  I knew they would “hibernate” during the winter but was hoping and hoping they would come alive in the spring. But they looked awful. AWFUL. In November and December. So I asked at my local garden guru shop, Southern Seasons. They said to feed them with anything, just be sure to feed them every other week. All winter, I asked? Yes, cold, warm, snow, sun…whatever, keep feeding them. And so I did.

You know I love color and these more than satisfy.

This was taken today after the deep red flowers finally came out:

And last, how about this very cool “vase.” It’s paper with a glass inside! Daughter brought it to me from Rome. Now how cool is that?

Comments

  1. Love the vase and the colour is perfect. Isn’t it just the best picking flowers from the garden and bringing them indoors. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

    • Yes, flowers from the garden are the best and right now I have so many. I know it won’t last…but am enjoying having more than enough and being able to take some to friends.We do NOT have much property: some time I’ll do a video tour of our small place so you all can see just how much I get out of it!

  2. I’ve always been gaga for snapdragons. I think it’s the name coupled with how they look, so tall and interesting. Love the vase too!
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  3. Martha Moore says:

    Libby-
    The snapdragons are truly magnificent! And I love the vase your daughter brought you.
    How about snapdragons on one of your greeting cards!!

  4. EVEN IN THE SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOW……………THAT IS A GREAT TIP!
    DAUGHTER went to ROMA without YOU???????!!!!
    CHE BELLA ROMA.
    YOU know my husband grew up there…………..?DA VERO!
    XX

    • Elizabeth: Can you believe it? She went with two friends and left me behind!!! And I’ve never been. Ah well, she does have her own life to live, right?? She and I are hoping to do a trip next winter to some warm spot. So, when do you leave for UK? You are going, right? Cannot wait to see and hear all about it!!! Hope you’re feeling just fine.

  5. Libby, your snapdragons look splendid. I’ve been thrilled with mine also (purchased from S. States last fall). Your soft palette is lovely. Daughter has great taste–what a cool vase.
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    • Hi Susie: I do just love those flowers: so bright and cheerful! My first blooms are just about finished so I’m hoping they will all come back again. Yes, that vase is very cool indeed! Hope you’re enjoying this very warm weather… I was down at Big Bloomers today where they had some wonderful spreading petunias. So, naturally, I bought several packs!!!