Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter outside, spring inside

Spring buds!



Not really... Not YET.
I'm not in the habit of forcing bulbs. I always let nature take its course. I like things happening in their due time. And one of the perks of having an enclosed balcony is that my little green pets thrive in the (not so cold) conditions, away from the cats. The Muscari show wonderful narrow leaves, no buds yet. I can't wait for their pretty little violet domes to glow in the morning sun!



As for the narcissus, should I be worried about that they are all about strong foliage and no flowers yet? I'll give it another week or two. After all, it's a miracle that they sprang from last year's remains, isn't it?



And a little treat, just in case nothing else happens with my wonderful bulbs: the iris! It came from the shop and not my personal balcony pots. But hey, nobody's perfect!


31 comments:

  1. Lovely shots...
    Look inside your narcissus plants, if buds are developing. Not every bulb produce flowers! If not enjoy the green leaves:)
    I love the blue Iris shot.
    Gisela

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    1. Thank you, Gisela:) The muscari have developed wonderful buds, but the narcissus is all leaves and no buds at all :(

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  2. thanks for this beautiful blues! one of my favorite flowers :)

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    1. One of my favorite, too! Thanks for hosting the most beautiful party!

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  3. looks so lovely in the glass jar. I must dig up my snow drops and plant them like this tomorrow.

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    1. The glass jar is also a perfect cat deterrent :) Thanks for visiting :)

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    1. Multumesc :) Calele tale sunt minunate :)

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  5. lovely. beautiful blues and greens.

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    1. Thank you, Miranda! Your banana heart is breath-taking!!!

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  6. Nobody's perfect, but the Iris is beautiful. This is perfect.

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    1. Indeed. If only we had the wisdom to see it!
      Thank you for hosting a lovely party :)

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    1. Thank you, your valentine looks splendid as well :)

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  8. Your Iris flowers are wonderful, quite a miracle on these cold winter days.
    Welcome to Macro Flowers Saturday!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Maia, and for hosting :) I promise to come back with more beauties...

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  9. Fresh and lovely!

    Have a nice week ahead.

    ♥ Regina

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    1. They are no match for your luxurious pink roses, Regina, but I thank you very much!

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  10. the flowers will look great in the glas container!!!

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    1. I hope so, Ewa. I can't wait to see the sunny blooms. Thank you for visiting and for hosting the lovely party!

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  11. Ciekawie będą wyglądać kwiaty w szklanym pojemniku, a niebieskie irysy są śliczne. Pozdrawiam. *** Will be interesting to look like flowers in a glass container, and blue irises are beautiful. Yours

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Giga! I found your blog amazing - I'm a follower!

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  12. just delightful; love the second last; the container for the bulbs and being able to view them like that; how beautiful

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment, Carole! Again, the glass container also acts as a cat deterrent (cats love to chew on narcissus). Thank you for posting the wonderful Morning Glory pics, it's such a shame that people consider it old fashioned...

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  13. I saw your irises and they look exactly like the ones blooming in our garden right now.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Randy! Of course, your iris looks much better :)))

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  14. Que lindas fotos! Venho logo a primavera!

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  15. Beautiful iris.

    Regards and best wishes

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