Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Spring

Spring is one of those seasons where everyone can give its own interpretation, in my family, Β me and my husband have different opinions.

In fact, on the left there is a photo of a beautiful flower I took 1 week ago when we went to a local flower supplier. Among all the green plants department I noticed this beautiful flower timidly showing. Spring to me is like that flower full beauty, freshness, novelty and brightness.

On the right, you can see what spring is for my husband, he is growing tomatoes and this is a variety he is really proud of, called (Black Krim). He was really happy when he noticed that the plant was growing healthy and full of colour.

I would like to know if in your families or friends you share the same opinion or belong to the ” flower/farmer” duo. πŸ™‚

Thank you

 

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46 comments

  1. I just put my cat’s favorite plant on my window sill yesterday…a catnip plant…she’s loving it πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol, I am sure she is! πŸ™‚

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  2. Spring is a flower/BBQ and beer divide at WeLoveDhansak!

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    1. Lol that is so funny! πŸ™‚

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  3. Spring is such a wonderful season to appreciate nature in all its variety, whether at the market or in the home garden.

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    1. I completely agree with you! πŸ™‚

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  4. What you just described above can be considered an example to Perspective people have in life. Though, in my family we do not share such duo in seasons but there are still several other matters where my family share different perspective towards the same object/event.
    For example, i believe in subjectivity of every event that occurs. I believe that everything that happens may be looked at several point of views or perspectives, while some of my friends laugh me off saying that everything is objective.
    I like your perspective towards seasons. I like your husband’s better. No offence. πŸ™‚

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    1. I understand your perspective and I think that it is very difficult to stand between subjectivity and objectivity because as human beings we have our own perceptions and expectations which sometimes are influenced by the surroundings and sometimes are not. The most important thing is to share your own thoughts and as a result interact because that is what makes us distinctive. Thank you for sharing your point of view.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. This is exactly how things are in our house…only I’m in charge of making sure everything lives and gets picked or pruned at the right time!

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    1. Lol that is really funny. Here, my husband takes care of the plants and I take care of the house “washing,dusting,hoovering,ironing…….. πŸ™‚

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  6. Both represent spring beautifully. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, really appreciated from me and my hubby πŸ™‚

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  7. foodessen · · Reply

    What a great topic and it sounds like you have a good flower/farmer balance. For us I think spring is flowers, getting the grill out and putting winter things away, some cleaning and going to festivals is definitely a nice part of spring here in Germany πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow so many interesting things! I love German festivals! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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  8. We are both!!! We just bought flowers for our balconies this weekends…and also herbs and some small tomato plants! It is a wonderful time of year! We are like Foodseen in that we go to the food festivals. I do love the spring. I am from Texas where spring used to kind of bum me out because you know that a scorching summer is coming on FAST! But after living in Italy for a while, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the spring because the winters are….welll….winters! (unlike in Texas)…so the warmth and freedom of spring is fab! Lovely post!

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    1. Wow lovely comment, thank you for sharing your Spring experiences with me. I agree with you there is so much to do and see during Spring. So I wish you a happy Spring and let’s hope there will be a lot of sun and nice weather.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. Nice picture of the flower and your husband is the man! In my family we used, up until a couple of years ago because the of some regulation by the state government, to grow tomatoes, potatoes,cucumbers and onions. Great salads we would make and the Spanish speciality “gazpacho” which is a mix of all those and then you blend it. Healthy and taste. It wasnΒ΄t that big of a garden but it did take work I remember that, my back still remembers it too.

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    1. Lol, gardening is really hard work, but it gives you big satisfactions, nothing better than a 100% organic “gazpacho”. πŸ™‚

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      1. Delicious.

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      2. πŸ™‚

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  10. Thanks for the “like!”

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    1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  11. The flower on the left is soo white and beautiful .. Great picture:)

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    1. Thank you so much, I liked it too. I spotted it from far away! πŸ™‚

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  12. juliabarrett · · Reply

    I’m both. Do all the veggies and flowers.

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    1. Lol, πŸ™‚

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  13. Where I’m from we don’t have four seasons.

    We do however have blistering heat and torrential rain! πŸ˜€

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    1. Wow, how interesting.We all live on a same planet but there are such distinctive weather features! πŸ™‚

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      1. The earth is a plethora of experiences that way.

        After all, a palette contains many colours. That’s how you get the picture done on canvas! πŸ˜€

        I would love to experience all four seasons though one day.

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      2. You are right, imagine the world without colours!
        πŸ™‚

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  14. For me, spring is when I can start enjoying the sun. For my boyfriend, he just created a small garden for his lovely plants (cucumber, tomato, coriander, mint, basil, tamarin, date palm, avocado and some more I cannot remember). Well, I’m even more happy to see him happy. =D That’s also my spring.

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    1. This is such a cute way of describing spring! I can see you really care about your boyfriend! I think love and happiness can make even winter “prettier”.
      πŸ™‚

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  15. In Australia we are in late autumn which means the sea will be too cold for me to swim in! On the bright side the colder months here mean spectacular sunsets and the clearer air makes the countryside look more beautiful.

    Love the white flower picture and your husbands practical tomato plant! 😊

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    1. Thank you very very much for the nice words, me and my husband are both happy, you’re really kind πŸ™‚

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  16. Black Krim is one of my favorite heirloom tomatoes that I have grown in both my gardens in Maine and New Hampshire. They are usually the first tomatoes that I harvest and have a terrific tomato flavor.

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    1. Wow, it looks like you know a lot about planting and growing tomatoes and I know it is not easy. My husband is really proud of his tomatoes “he is always talking about them” and I can’t wait to eat them! πŸ™‚

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  17. I love spring. It brings life back into us. I tried tomatoes once but opted for herbs. I now grow all varieties: sage, thyme, basil, rosemary… it really expands the palate and the kitchen!

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    1. Wow, that is quite a significant variety of herbs you grow and I agree with you there is nothing better that adding some organic herbs to your dishes, it really makes the difference. Thank you for stopping by.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. Hi, there, Alice — great blog!

    The flower is a dwarf magnolia.

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    1. Wow, it looks like you know a lot about flowers,
      thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,

      Alice

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  19. Thanks! If only …

    There are a number of dwarf magnolias in our neighbourhood. The petals are long and slender, unlike those of the taller magnolia.

    The dwarves are quite easy to grow: plant, water, leave them alone and wait until they flower in the Spring! Ideal for a front garden or small back garden space of 1 – 1 1/4 square metres. Prune them on the top and sides after flowering if you want them to look as if they could be in a Japanese garden (flat and broad).

    After a year or two, they might get a bit of mosaic rot on the lower trunk: square-shaped white blotches. Put a drop or two of washing up liquid into a bucket half filled with water, wash off with a piece or two of kitchen towel and it’s gone.

    The dwarf trees are not very expensive, either. Probably less than Β£20 — a good, long-lasting investment. You won’t get many flowers the first year, but their number will gradually increase the longer you have the tree.

    Now is a good time to think about buying and planting one.

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    1. I really want to buy and grow the dwarf magnolia after reading your comment and I definitely will. I noticed the flower from far away when I went to the local nursery flower garden and I really liked it. Now I know everything about planting and growing it! Thank you very much! πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re most welcome, Alice!

        The best gardening tips I ever read were in Le Monde, written by their gardening columnist in the 1990s.

        First, he said that plants do die, even his. (He’d been gardening for many years.) Second, he said not to baby plants after they are established. If you feed or water flowering plants regularly, they will come to expect that every six months to a year. (That said, some vegetables do need feeding.) Third, try to get your established plants to not expect too much water. Their roots will become longer and better developed with less. If there is a drought, or you’re away during a hot and dry time of year, they will survive or revive after a rest of a few months.

        From this man, whose name I can’t remember (and they don’t seem to have archived columns of his online), I learned not to worry about gardening! We have a great garden — the less done to it outside of weeding and pruning (especially dead wood), the better.

        Also, if you have a rosemary plant, don’t move it! Similarly, moving outdoor potted plants regularly, or even rarely, can be as traumatic for them as moving house is for us!

        Good luck with your gardening! πŸ™‚

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      2. Wow thank you so much churchmouse, I have learned so many useful tips from you today. I will make sure to follow them, really interesting the fact that once the plants are established they shouldn’t expect too much water. Thank you again!
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  20. You’re most welcome, Alice. Glad to be of help!

    One final bit of advice on the magnolia. It will lose its leaves during the winter. Don’t worry; that is normal. When springtime comes, it will bud (these will be furry grey-green buds) and flower. The leaves will appear after the flowers die off. After a few years, you’ll get a few latent flowers once the leaves appear.

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    1. Thank you very much for the extra advice, you are really kind! I have a feeling my magnolias will grow beautifully! πŸ™‚

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