Being surrounded by flowers (live ones, not in vases) has always been necessary for me, ever since I was a small boy. My happiest times at my dad's paternal home was being in the garden, playing with mud and watering the plants, watching the various flowers my grandma grew on soil or in pots blossom, making our world even more beautiful.
Even though I live in an apartment, I am lucky enough to have a big veranda, which of course I filled with many pots soon after moving in. And now that the spring is in full force, I am surrounded by blooming flowers every day of the year almost (except the bleakest winter periods)
Silver ones I'm afraid Mr. Dustroad!) or telegraph poles as they call them in Greece, gladiolus (gladius means sword in latin), plumed cockscombs, ranunculuses, begonia and many more... phew! Enjoy the photos of my flowers as an inspiration for spring! And remember: it helps the environment too!
I will be posting again with more flowers as they bloom and grace my veranda with their colours and perfumes. I hope I made some of you go out and start planting more!