More Flowers, Please

“More Flowers, Please”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana


Camellia Debutant


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts that are well out of proportion to their size.
Gertrude S. Wister.




I think we would all agree with Gertrude just about now. Getting a taste of a few flowers makes me want to be just like Oliver Twist. “Please, sir, I want some more.”



  1. Lana said,

    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I hear this! Everything’s so gray & leafless right now. <:(

    • Jan said,

      January 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

      Lana, I just noticed today that the forsythia is starting to bloom. Spring won’t be far away for us.

  2. January 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Ohhhh…this makes me want spring to come here in a hurry.

    • Jan said,

      January 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

      Kylee, I know I can already feel my spirits lifting. It doesn’t take much. Just a few flowers that give us a hint of what’s just around the corner.

  3. james said,

    January 28, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Your narcisus look so lovely, wished I have them in my garden

    • Jan said,

      January 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      James, I only have the paperwhites, this one pictured, and tete a tetes in my garden. They are the only ones that reliably return year after year. I like that they bloom so early here.

  4. January 28, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Indeed, please sir/ma’am, we want some more! I’m still months from spring but discovered colour in the buds of one of the hamamelis yesterday so I’m filled with hope that spring will remember where we all live. We’re almost out of January, anyway…

    • Jan said,

      January 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm

      Jodi, I’ve noticed buds swelling on plants here, too. New leaves are already emerging on the roses and hydrangeas – sure signs spring remembers when to come back.

  5. January 28, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I should love any winter blossoms! The very idea is incredulous to me here in New England with snow falling as I type. Your photos are lovely! I especially like the daffodil image! Lovely! ;>)

    • Jan said,

      January 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

      We are having our mild temperatures again – lows in the forties and highs in the sixties. I can’t imagine still being in snow. Until your flowers show up, enjoy mine.

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