Last October, Austin and I planted some bulbs, in the hope that we might be able to grow some Spring flowers, to give away as presents. This is what the pots looked like, once we’d finished:
And, over the last couple of weeks, we’ve begun to see the flowers of our small bit of labour. The occasional spot of brilliant sunshine has coaxed out a few daffodils. And the grape hyacinths are starting to peek out their indigo heads.
But then, a friend who lives round the corner gave birth to a baby boy. I was sitting in the garden, wondering what to give her to say congratulations, when I remembered that I’d planted the seeds of some perfect gifts last Autumn. Exactly the sort of thing for a Spring baby.
And yes, I know I have a fair way to go before I can ditch the day job and set up business as a flower arranger. But – as well as being able to leave a small surprise on the doorstep of a friend – this was a great way to teach the children about planting, growing and giving flowers.
Have you given any floral gifts recently?
This post is part of Our Time of Gifts, my year-long adventure in sharing. Each week, I’ll loan or giving something away, then see what the universe brings to my doorstep.
Click here to find out more about Our Time of Gifts.
I’m linking this post up with Mammasaurus’ How Does Your Garden Grow linky, while she’s in Tanzania to support Comic Relief.