Sometimes things just work out!
This is the last post of 2012 and it is the last Monday of the month where Jane at Small But Charming is hosting flowers in the house. I never would imagine I would have a few flowers left from this growing season. Some times things just work out without one's help or plan. This has been one of the wettest years here in Oregon, I know you think it rains here all the time but it just feels like it. Actually it did rain all the time and not all of our flowers were planted exactly on their schedule. We got to a point where it is just throw the bulbs and seedlings in there and lets see what happens. Anyway, everything outside of our hoop houses is a wet, slimy mess but in the back of one house were a few snaps and glads just chugging along. We thought everything would poop out before Thanksgiving and we would get to the cleaning of the house after the holidays, but stuff just continued to grow and bloom. We are learning that if we can keep the cold rain off the plants, they have a chance to bloom and they did! I became excited about future possibilities but have been tempered by Farmer Tony who gives this happening again in the future a one out three chance. Bummer, so the colors are not holidayish but they were for Autumn. Next year I plan for whites, reds and greens. Just hope the odds are in my favor.
I included a second photo to show the old arrangement which is pretty toasted but has been hanging around for over two weeks. This is it for the glads but maybe if mommy nature is still kind, I can eek out an arrangement for next week. My goal has been to have my flowers in the house every week this year since Feb. 17th. I am close but the next few weeks are going to be tricky and the anemones hopefully will be here by the end of January. Then we are off to the races with another season of flowers. Check out the other flowers at Jane's.
Wishing all a safe and wonderful New Year!
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson