Nothing beats the winter blues as much as flowers. Have you ever noticed how a simple vase of flowers can brighten any room? I am so thankful that there are blooms that emerge in late winter to remind us that spring is coming.
The winter daphne not only looks beautiful this time of year...its scent is heavenly. My husband described it perfectly the other day. He said that it smelled like Fruit Loops. I have to agree. The sweet scent of this shrub does remind me of the many bowls of Fruit Loops that I ate as a child. I get to enjoy this scent everytime I walk into my front yard. It is planted right beside the front porch steps for visitors to enjoy as they pass by. I also cut some of these and bring them in for their beauty and lovely scent.
My hellebores are beautiful outside against the dull winter landscape, as well as, grouped together in a vase to brighten any room in the house.
Their blooms will not last quite as long as some cut flowers, but for several days one can enjoy their beauty.
I am so thankful for these little winter pick-me-ups. What are some of the pick-me-ups that you enjoy during the winter months?