Spring is in the Air

Although the first few months of a new year are cold and damp with little daylight to hold on to, it is something we can barely wait to greet. With Christmas packed away into boxes and the house feeling a little barren, what could be better than filling it with the delights of Spring. Tulips, Hyacinth, Stalks and Anemone's all arrive to us freshly cut and waiting to trigger inspiration, while Crocus, Daffodils and Primula emerge from the soil begging to be displayed and arranged inside your home.

                                        

The Niagara region offers a multitude of horticultural wonders. Being able to purchase local bulbs and spring fresh cuts by the third week of January certainly helps enhance the season. It may be grey and bleak outside but in our cozy shop its bursting with the brights and delights of Springs pastels. This is sure to bring a smile to anyone's day, no matter how much snow they had to shovel before their first coffee.

I wonder if it weren't for these early signs that spring is sure to come where would we be all winter  long? Perhaps trying to use cactus to imagine warmer days ahead, only to be left feeling thirsty and sore from our now scratched up hands. One thing is for sure, we are so fortunate to be living in an area where these delightful spring offerings are available and ready to be enjoyed before the season even starts.