Here flowers are hard to find and they are exorbitantly expensive. I am not generally much of a Walmart shopper, but I do go there for somet things. Flowers and plants are one of those things. I bought four plants, a heart plant, and three minature roses on the last visit. The roses were ten dollars each, still not as cheap as at home, but not nearly as expensive as the local grocery store and the florist. Having been a florist and owning a flower shop at one time, the appreciation for the beauty of flowers is innate, and deep within my soul. I love flowers. So these beautiful little gems came home, but almost did not bake it. The heart plant froze its delicate leaves and some of the blossoms and leaves of the roses froze as well. That was the trip from the store to the car and the first few minutes in the car until the temperature rose which caused the freezing. Last year I made the mistake of putting poinsiettas in back of the truck and they were totally frozen when I got home. This year I put the plants in the car and they still partially froze.
I miss my beautiful gardens in White Rock. Year round there was something blooming. Now the hamenalis would already be in full bloom and the quince would be soon to follow. The bulbs would be peeking out by the end of this month and in March would be in full bloom. Then the roses and perennials would begin to show signs of growth and soon there after, the magnificient blossoms would erupt in their full glory. Ah. I miss the flowers.