A February Flower Fix

What do you do to get your flower fix in February?

a bouquet of dying flowers.

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Are your flowers looking a little sorry after a long winter? There are other ways to get your flower fix.

Flower Addict? Ways Of Getting Your Flower Fix in February

Flower Gardeners begin to get restless when February arrives. Fortunately, it is a short month, and we know it won’t be long before we will begin to see some activity in our gardens again.

Our house plants are looking wan and weary in February – too many grey days and too much dry heat in the house rob them of their vigor and, like us, they long to be outdoors again.

In the meantime, those of us who love flowers, will be in great need of a flower-fix. Some of us may have some Paper White Narcissus bulbs in bloom and their highly scented white flower clusters can lift the spirits. Others may fly off to warmer climes, eager for some sunshine and something blooming. Others may feast their eyes on the pictures in the flower catalogues that arrive in the mail.

We may find ourselves lingering in the floral department of the supermarket or making plans to take a trip to Philadelphia early in March to visit the superb Philadelphia Flower Show. It must be seen at least once in a lifetime.

For the habituated flower addict, some kind of flower-fix is urgently needed. If no one in your household reacts to your desperate need, I’d advise all fellow flower addicts to buy themselves some flowers immediately.

Moya Andrews

, originally from Queensland, Australia, served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University until 2004. In the same year, Moya began hosting Focus on Flowers for WFIU. In addition, Moya does interviews for Profiles, is a member of the Bloomington Hospital Board, and authored Perennials Short and Tall from Indiana University Press.

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