After weeks of frigid temperatures and snow, I’m in need of some flower therapy!
Last week’s snow quickly melted. . .
And while no doubt Mother Nature has more winter weather in store, our 60 degree temperatures this week have me dreaming of flowers.
I’ve been enjoying some flower therapy lately. . .
“There are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse
And despite the fact that the calendar page is turned to January, my thoughts have turned to spring.
‘My soul is made of meadow flowers’ and my calendar is blooming with art by Katie Daisy.
And I’m taking notes and learning How to be a Wildflower
“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”– Celia Thaxter.
I’ve been digging through the pages and back issues of my favorite garden magazine, Country Gardens.
Country Gardens celebrates the spirit and romance of gardening as a lifestyle, whether you have 40 acres or live 40 stories high. CG embodies what today’s gardening enthusiasts are looking for—pretty, straightforward garden advice, casual decorating, old-fashioned garden favorites and tough-as-nails natives, the latest tools and gadgets, garden-fresh recipes, and personal stories that inspire readers to take action.
The exterior of my Potting Shed was inspired by the early spring 2012 issue of Country Gardens Magazine.
I love the flower arrangement inspiration that is always in bloom in the issues. . .
DIYs to try and weekend gardener projects. . .
And articles on garden collectibles.
To help you ‘maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter’, I’m sharing a little flower therapy!
And giving away one copy of How to be a Wildflower: A Field Guide by Katie Daisy
And giving away two gift subscriptions to Country Gardens Magazine.
And one pair of gardening gloves with a package of Fairy Meadow Flower Seeds.
To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment telling or describing the most beautiful place you’ve ever been.
For me that place is the beautiful Butchart Gardens located near Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
You can see more of the glorious gardens and 300,000 spring bulbs in bloom, here.
This giveaway is sponsored by me and open to those living in the continental U.S.
The winners will be chosen Saturday, January 27th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
~ Luther Burbank