Sunday, April 3, 2011

What's Blooming?

Yesterday Husband and I took our first spring trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens. I'm really loving my first Denver spring. For the passed three years we've lived in the mountains, at nearly 9,000', where spring doesn't happen until the middle of June. It's so nice to have flowers in April again.

The prairie crocus has special meaning for us because they were always the first flowers to bloom where we lived in the mountains. At the end of May we would go for hikes just to look for them. When we found them, we knew spring really was coming...even if it was June.
My favorite flowers are probably pansies.
Beautiful, no?

So naturally, we had to stop at Home Depot on the way home to buy some pansies of our own. We don't have a yard (which makes us sad...someday we will have a beautiful one!) We had a lovely time potting them, and they look super cute sitting on our table on our deck.


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your flower photographs are *beautiful*! It's fun to bring a few flowers home, too. Thanks for stopping by Red Hen Home!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well know we know it is really spring!! You pots are gorgeous, just think of all the time you have not having to take care of a house, you probably would have been doing yard work instead of wandering through the gardens.