Our Blooming Blog

A bud straining to unfurl

"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle ... a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dream." -  Barbara Winkler And the garden is full of bulbs starting to appear. I think the increase in daylight is encouraging them, despite the cold and snow we have had. A gradual increase of an extra 2 hours of daylight this month. Spring will be here soon, or am I being a bit too optimistic? Talking of snow, I found our first snowdrop flowering in the garden last week. We planted about 80 round the garden last autumn, so there are more to come. And the raised bed is full of purple crocus. There hadn’t

With fireworks and dragons

"Gung Hay Fat Choy!" In China, every girl and boy Celebrates the New Year in a very special way - With fireworks and dragons, colored red and gold - They welcome in the new year and chase away the old! “ - Helen H. Moore If you haven’t already guessed from the poem, the Chinese New Year is fast approaching. The year of the earth pig. The traits of those born in the year of the pig are diligence, compassion and generosity, all good traits for an Old Town Bloomer. And if you are a pig looking for a Valentine later this month, then look for those born in the year of the tiger, rabbit or goat. A pig’s lucky flowers are hydrangea and daisy. Both of which we have in the garden so maybe

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