I have almost total sales resistance with two big exceptions; nurseries and bookshops. The other day I decided to buy an orchid plant for a friend who has a birthday next week.
I was pleased with the orchid we found for her, and hope she will be too.
I had no intention of buying anything else, but I weakened. Of course. Two more roses, and a Brazilian Edelweiss which I had never heard of, fell in love with and couldn't resist.
The edelweiss needs to stay indoors, but this weekend I will have to squeeeeze the roses into the garden somewhere. Both of them are fragrant and have, I think, a gorgeous shape.
And while I am being positive, the bulbs we put in a little while ago are bursting through the ground everywhere. Excitement. Only the paper white daffodils are in bloom yet, but there is promise of much joy and beauty to come.