Spring takes forever here in the Canadian desert, in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. We are in a Zone 3b after all. But I guess it could be worse...it could be the Yukon. I thought I would show you my darling and tenacious double-flowering plum, the magnificent shrub which sits outside our living room window.
The sweet and sad part is...the only branch that has begun to flower is the one sitting up against the window (which is warm, I suppose). Poor little dear. The rest of the plant has barely got its little buds (see branches in the background).
It is so lovely sitting inside the house, seeing this gorgeous pink confection of flowers pressed up against the window while the rest of Spring seems so far behind. The grass is greening up and shoots are appearing in the garden, but this is the first true flower in our yard. Neighbours have daffodils and tulips now too.
Soon I will have lilacs! Oh, how I hate being so far behind in the garden...
On another note, I checked out all the beds at Ikea and they were a sorry lot indeed. All flimsy and ugly. I did find this Gustavian-style bed at Ethan Allen, but it exceeds my current budget. Isn't it pretty?
I really like a high quality bed frame. After owning an expensive bed frame (the Mission one in our master bedroom, which was hand-built by a craftsman in Ontario), it is hard to go to a cheap, flimsy frame. Also, I much prefer a whole bed frame to a headboard, but may end up going the headboard route for affordability. We shall see.
I guess like the wonderful Slow Food movement, I should embrace Slow Decorating, as it seems to be the story of my life here in the Land of No Decorating Choices.
Have a great week and enjoy your flowers!