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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It is time for primroses

I swung by my favorite garden center to see what was happening, and as I entered the greenhouse area my senses were assaulted by the most intoxicating perfume. I did not know some primroses were perfumed. It appears it is the double variety which have the most scent, so of course, you know me, I had to have a few of these beauties. These lovely bi-colored flowers took my eye and they now have pride of place in a large pot by the front door so the beauty and perfume of the flowers is there to enjoy as I come and go through the front entrance.

The Hellebore are also making a splash in the darker corners of my garden.


As I was on my knees, camera set to take closeup photos of the Hellebore, this little guy/gal hopped right up to me and almost had it's nose on the lens of the camera. Who can resist such a cute furry face. I admit that I feed bread to four rabbits every morning, and they are not afraid to come up to me. Whenever Mr C. or I go outdoors there will be rabbits hopping from all directions looking for a handout. The one in the photo we have named baby, as it is the smallest in the bunch and the most friendly. The other day I was out in the garden, when I felt something on my pant leg, I looked down, and saw Baby standing on it's back legs, front feet on my leg, looking up at me with the most cute begging look in it's eye. Yes I know I am a pushover, but I like the critters in our yard, except of course if they eat my plants, but practically everything in the gardens is fenced, so there really isn't much of a problem.

9 comments:

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Your Primroses are so colorful for this time of year. I am so anxious to see some color emarge from the ground but I imagine I will have to wait till we are back in Washington state!
I love the photo of the bunny. Gail

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

KeeWee what a pretty primrose and the colors are so welcome this time of year. Love your hellebore too.
Lona

Peggy said...

The primroses are beautiful, so delicate almost like roses in appearance!
I must watch our garden centre here to see if we get some of them. Some vibrant colour after the dullness of winter is more than welcome.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm a sucker for a cute furry face also. They are too sweet.

If you go back to the garden centre look for the brilliant yellow single flower primroses, they are exceptionally fragrant also. Hardier, and seem to be descended from a species primrose.

Jen

Randy Emmitt said...

Jennifer,
Love primroses too! Will have to look for some. I bought a yellow scented primrose at Home Depot a few weeks ago. The scent is nice, not sure if I can plant it outside it was inside the store. We have one primrose in the garden that is at least 10 years old and it blooms well.

lynn'sgarden said...

Are you sure your name isn't Snow White...lol! Are they pet or wild bunnies? I'm so jealous of your hellebores! That's a beautiful color of primrose, too!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The Primrose looks so pretty, I don't think I've noticed a scented one before.
I would have a very hard time resisting that cute little bunny face!

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Hi Jennifer,I think I remember when you were showing on your blog the photos of your fence going up, if I'm not mistaken? So, now you can feed the little critters and not worry that they'll destroy your crops...so, why not?! I can't believe they actually put their paws right up on you, standing as a puppy would to it's owner! How cute. I admire your hellebores and have been wondering if mine are starting to do anything...we've had so much snow on the ground that I haven't had the chance to find out yet!!!

Carrie said...

Oh I LOVE!!! Pink primroses and purple hellebores and a bunny wabbit ~ gorgeous post. So glad I found you again - you're going on my blog list again right this mintue xxxx