Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flower Power

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I would love to be able to afford cut flowers for every room but it's just too expensive! Instead I go to the nursery and buy primroses which are actually meant to be planted outdoors here in the winter. They add so much color and are so much less expensive and last longer than cut flowers!
While I was at the nursery buying the primroses I also picked up this maiden hair fern. I can never seem to keep these alive but I'm going to give it another try.
It's so amazing how a little pot of flowers can brighten a whole room!!!

33 comments:

Rita said...

HI Cindy,
just discovered your gorgeous blog. It's all so inspiring and inviting. Each and every post I've read so far is simply stunning. I'll take some more time to go thru all your older posts... I'm so avid of learning more about your Romantic Home. Thank you for sharing with us all the beauty and charm around you.

Kathysue said...

Hi Cindy, I know what you mean I love flowers I went out and bought yellow roses and yellow mums and a miniature yellow rose. I am trying to bring a little sunshine in my home in our dreary winter weather. Have a great day,Kathysue

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love flowers! And house plants! Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Very pretty roses and fern.. I have the same problem with keeping ferns alive, now in the summer outside they thrive, but bring them in the house for the winter.... Sorry but i kill them.. You have a way with photo shoots..

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Hello again:)
Yes.....I love flowers to...Ihave to have they around me all the time.....its makes something with the atmospher in the room:)
And your blogg is so lovely.....I have a big picture of your link in my sidebar:):)
Have a nice evning...or what it is "Over There":)
elinAnita

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers! I also do that on occasion - they do last longer. I have never had any luck with ferns in the house.

Becca's Dirt said...

Such a beautiful primrose. I love the color and the way they brighten up a room.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I like you have struggled with maiden hair fern but aren't they oh so lovely and delicate... I only have live plants outside anymore.... The hand tied silks and and water stems are so beautiful now.... For very special occasions some fresh sprigs of greenry from outside and some lovely water stems are very decieving to the naked eye... Blessings for a wonderful week sent your way Cindy.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your primroses and fern are lovely. A great way to brighten up a gloomy foggy day...which we continue to have in our area.

artis1111 said...

I love all the flowers.Kathy

Marilyn said...

I completely agree! Adding some flowers or a green plant just makes the space sparkle and come alive, doesn't it? Your primroses are adorable.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Cindy! I've had pansies {in the past} that have bloomed through the snow here in the East. Love the fern! I just bought a faux one last night at Tuesday Morning ~ nothing's killing that baby!

Love the Decor! said...

I love to bring primroses in this time of year!
they make me smile and brighten the drab days!!

rugcottage@blogspot.com said...

When it's dreary outside, a little potted flower can bring the hope of Spring gardens ahead.

Keep Warm,
Nancy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

The flowers look so pretty and I love your teacups stacked up under the cloche too, I might just have to do that (:
Hugs~Kelly

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for the flower hints. I just love live plants in the house year round. Your blob is beautifl. I will look forward to stopping by.
Thanks,
Carolyn

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~
Your Primrose are so pretty as is the fern. I love the bright colors of the Primrose. Your fountain is amazing. Glad you got it fixed.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty and cheery! I just became a follower and it came up to 2000! WOW! How cool is that? Congrats! We all love your blog!

sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
Now I'm ready to go out and buy some flowers. You are so right, they certainly will add some sunshine and will last longer than cut flowers.

Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

I agreed with you, just a pot of flower can actually make our day. Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

I can never resist flowering plants either. I know you mentioned way back that you didn't think you could keep orchids alive, but they are really very low-maintenance. I know you'd have no problem at all with your green thumb. It took me a long time of admiring orchids before I finally overcame being intimidated by them and gave them a try. Their blooms far outlast any plant I know of.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ The Primroses are beautiful
and very colorful. I wish we could
grow those here. It gets too hot
for them here. The maiden hair fern
I do have and believe or not I can
grow that. It does well here. I
love it. It was given to me by a
friend of mine that I have coffee
with every week. That girl has a
green thumb like you. Those yellow
primroses brighten up my den even
though they were on the computer.:O)

Denise Marie said...

Just wonderful touches they make.
I hope to remember to come back tomorrow and tag my post to Show n tell Fri. lol

I got some gorgeous clipped red tulips here in Houston this week on the other side of town on an outing. My 1st tulips of the season.

Sarah said...

The sweet prim roses are the perfect touch of color. I like to do the same for winter time around here. I often use cyclamen. They do well in the house for a time and then I just plant them outside in the garden. No waste!

The Tablescaper said...

Cindy:

I totally agree. I'm looking at a Primrose in a cachet pot on my kitchen table this very moment. They bring a lot of light to our lives. The fern is beautiful and even if it doesn't last, it's sure to last longer than cut flowers.

- The Tablescaper

WendyBee said...

How inspiring! I'm going to look for primroses the next time I'm out. You are so right about how they cheer up a corner! I bought a large orange kalanchoe in October. The blooms have all dropped off, and I have it in my sunniest window to see if it will bloom again.
WendyBee
I have had a fern in my bathroom for years. I read somewhere they love humidity.

Stacy said...

the fern is gorgeous...makes me want to take a trip to the nursery this weekend!

Baba said...

Hi Cindy, I love how your Primroses and Fern make a beautiful touch to a room..I am going to look for some tomorrow..color brightens up any space..thanks for sharing ...

Charlene said...

Well I can see we are on the same page again! Two of my favorites too! And yes, I can keep the fern alive just long enough to get tired of fussing with them & then I plant them outside. Sometimes they make it & sometimes they don't. But, it's all about the pleasure they give while I have them. HUGS! Charlene

Kathy said...

Your flowers look so pretty!!I love your teacups...Kathy

Stina-Minas Fina said...

How nice to put the old charming cups on top of each other like that!

Just discovered your blog; beautiful!

Have a good weekend,
Kristina in Sweden

Denise said...

Cindy,
I LOVE primroses! We all need a taste of spring right now here in Utah.....It is COLD!
If you have time, I would love to have you stop by my blog and give me your thoughts on a cabinet I have posted about.
Thanks Cindy,
"Hugs"
Denise...ourlittleacorncottage.blogspot.com

blueloom said...

Yes, it is a very romantic home personal touch in every room. I love your license plate!