Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Azalea Topiary- Surprise Blooms


I've been spending a lot of time in my studio this winter, trying very hard to keep the winter blues under control. The house's demands are put on hold so we can resume work with renewed interests come spring. On the B&B front, not much activity in winter aside from the occasional brave winter traveller. So the Dusty Victorian is somewhat sleepy. The only thing full of life is my azalea. It gave me a lovely gift of blooms, very much needed and appreciated at this time.


It feels so good just looking at it. Next year, I will get some spring bulbs and force them to flower during winter.

Hyacinths in bulb vases

Parrot tulipes-Robin Wood Flowers

Amaryllis-WhiteFlowerFarm

Muscari-Gardenista

Paper Whites-MerryPowell
I will be using clear glass containers. The roots are to be admired as much as the blooms.

5 comments:

Mark Ruffner said...

Hi, Anyes,

Your blooms are beautiful, and I like the way you've potted and displayed your azalea. I don't remember that green wall — have you been painting rooms in the winter?

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Mark,
You can't imagine how fed up I am of seeing white everywhere. My yellow wall may appear greenish at your end or perhaps you are referring to the tulip shot from
Robyn Wood Flowers? It's a stylish green isn't it.
How I envy your stomping grounds.
Anyes
xx

Mark Ruffner said...

Yes, of course. I thought I was looking inside your house, but it's a Robyn Wood backdrop — nonetheless, still a great color.

dreamsarebestinpink said...

I think I need a fresh topiary, just until Spring gets here, but also, because it's so DARN frigid outside and nothing is blooming right now. Loving your Blog :)

The Dusty Victorian said...

Dear Elisabeth,
Welcome to the DV, so glad you enjoy my postings.
I agree, one must compensate with indoor colourful plants if we can't see them outside. Your vision of pink is delightful, a colour most effective in lifting the spirits. Thank you for dropping in.
Anyes
xx