An Early Taste of Spring: Snapdragons

boxes-of-snapdragons-ready-for-planting-revisedI thought the photos of these boxes of fresh snapdragons in the midst of the streets of Tel Aviv might cheer up all of you who are suffering through an extremely frigid and snowy winter.

close-up-of-strawberry-colored-snapdragons-ta-21709-revisedEven with all of the magnificent foliage and flowers blooming this time of year in Israel, my breath was taken away when I came upon these snap-dragons dressed up in their pastel and bright colored blooms for all to see.

orangered-and-yellow-snapdragons-revisedWhen I got a close up view of these luscious flowers, they reminded me of freshly picked organic vegetables. I’m sure that they had just been delivered from local growers.

2-tone-colored-snapdragons-red-and-yellow-revised1For some folks, feasting on an impeccably prepared gourmet meal is the ultimate sensory experience. For me, a plethora of beautiful blooming plants is as delicious and sensual as any other experience I’ve yet to encounter in my lifetime. How about you?

About Fran Sorin

Fran’s book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, now considered a classic, was groundbreaking when published as no one had written about gardening in the context of creativity, spirituality, and transformation.

In addition to being a recognized garden expert and deep ecologist, Fran is a broadcaster, journalist, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Soul Tender.

Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

If you enjoyed this article, get email updates (it's free).


, , ,

4 Responses to An Early Taste of Spring: Snapdragons

  1. kerri February 23, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    I couldn’t agree more, Fran. I’d have a very hard time resisting these glorious snaps. Thanks for sharing their beauty on this snowy, blowy, frigid Monday in upstate NY.
    I can’t wait to walk into a nursery full of blooming plants and inhale the aroma of earth and flowers.

  2. Barbarapc February 23, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    I just want to jump on the flower bench and roll in the colour – thanks for sharing.

  3. Henrietta February 24, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    I love snapdragons and have grown them for years and in the last few years I have grown them from seed Thanks for sharing

    Henrietta-
    My pleasure. I’m impressed that you’ve grown them by seed. I’ve always taken the easy way out and bought them in 6 packs. They are one of my favorite flowers in a cut garden! Fran

  4. wayne February 27, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    thanks for the photos. I love snapdragons, but find it hard to capture their beauty with a camera. I have gone both ways… from seed and from a nursery. I got seed to plant… maybe today.

    Wayne-
    I also love snapdragons and think of them as one of the harbingers of spring. Loved the photo of the blooming aloe on your blog. You should put up a link for it on Debra’s post on Aloes that should still be on the front page of GGW. Fran