I replaced the decorative cabbages in the tiny box a friend brought for Thanksgiving with two primulas.
Don't they look pretty.
Yesterday at the supermarket, having manoeuvred my trolley to the end of the queue and waited patiently until I was only second from the cash desk, I spotted a lady with a little basket of 6 primulas. I abandoned my position in the queue to go and search for a little basket of posies for myself. I bought some truly tasteful (not) plastic pots and planted them the minute I got home. Here is the result.
Finally, the garden is coming to life. Here are some of my tulips-to-be. Hooray!