13 March 2013

Inspirational Thursday-Texas Spring

Welcome to Spring-In North Texas!  Oh we have such 
 beautiful Springs, and that is a really good thing, because after Spring we get more than just Summer-we get HOT!  



So, I am embracing Spring.  I am going to hold on to Spring tightly.  I am going to squeeze every single moment out of every single Spring day!  
If I could I would bottle Spring and when the jalapeno Hot weather arrives, I would open my bottle and sprinkle Spring all around me!





I am not only embracing Spring weather, I planted Spring in flowerpots. In Texas we have to trick our tulip and daffodils into blooming. We really don't have a "true" Winter.


So, Way back in November-when everyone else was thinking of pumpkin pies I was putting tulip and daffodils bulbs in our extra refrigerator.
I was tricking my bulbs into thinking they were hibernating in a cold climate.


They stay in our refrigerator until mid January. When we have a warm and sunny day I take my bulbs out and away I go planting!  And then...
Mother Nature works her magic!


Just before going to work yesterday morning I took this picture.  You know, I will be bottling this up too-so when our days are 105 degrees and air conditioners are humming non-stop.

 I will be sprinkling dewy cool mornings, and glorious blooming colors on my world.




  







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Wishing you joy today!


Jemma@athomewithjemma
Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

8 comments:

  1. Jemma I'm in Houston right now and I must say we have been having some lovely spring days. I have also visited in July and it is hot hot hot! Love your blooms!
    hugs, Linda

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  2. What beautiful pictures! Oh I wish I had a bottle of spring too! I'll be needing it for August in Missouri!

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  3. This is such a fun post. I like the way you planned out growing your bulbs. Here in Seattle we have tulips and daffodil growing everywhere!

    xxleslie

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  4. Hi Jemma,
    Lovely tulips! Ours won't be in bloom until May, so I'll just enjoy yours for now.

    I can imagine your hot, hot summers! 105 degrees! We had one day, in 2009, when the temp got up to 103 in Seattle, and that was record-breaking -- hottest day ever in Seattle. We all melted, but just for one day. :-)

    ~Lili

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  5. :D You made me laugh with your jalapeno hot weather, a really nice post! I didn't know about placing the bulbs in the refrigerator, great tip!
    Enjoy your this really nice weather!

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  6. The beautiful array of Spring flowers just don't last long enough.

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  7. We don't get super hot summers, but Spring is my favorite season. Love your gorgeous pink tulip. Great pic! I had a bag of bulbs that I didn't get planted in the Fall. They were in the garage all Winter. Stuck some in pots to see if they will bloom. Love, love Tulips!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Great idea to force these blooms! Beautiful images of your spring, Jemma. xo

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