When Spring first arrives, it is mixed with the browns and of last season and the blues of the sky. Just as in a nest of Robin eggs, the colors are repeated throughout the garden. So sometimes brown is a very beautiful part of Spring.
Little brown bunnies hop through the broken branches that fell during winter’s ice and snowy days. Yellow blooms of daffodils and gerber daisies show up in the nurseries and in the garden. They create a cheery contrast between the barren brown trees and the sunny yellow of the petals.
Buds of every type appear and look interesting gathered in a container. My Dogwood trees are full of buds as are the cherry trees and forsythia. Some people don’t think of collecting buds as part of the Spring displays.
I picture them mixed with the brown of Sweetgum balls. I gathered a few of them and they’ll be included in some of my arrangements. I also bought a bag of the moss pictured below to use as well. The photo of the sticky Sweetgum ball is from Wikipedia.
Look at this brown contrast in thought and sight. Spring bird’s eggs and winter hydrangea blooms all in one. The orchid is a touch of the unexpected.
Such a beautiful saying…………………
Browns, blues, aquas, and yellows—all reminders of Spring and its renewing of the spirit. I love this time of year. I love to visit blogs and see your gardens waking up. I love to hear your excitement and learn what you’ll have growing this year. Our friends in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California are in full Spring fling but our buddies in the frozen North and Midwest are seeing more snow. For all of us–it will come. Get out and visit your local garden center. They are hoping you will come and are ready to entice you along the way. Pass the word and tell everyone that Spring is coming.