It’s mid-winter: are you feeling blue?

by Yvonne on January 21, 2013 · 3 comments

in Bulbs, Eye candy, Plants

muscari or grape hyacinth

Muscari or grape hyacinth – a spring favorite

They say that the third Monday in January – they’re calling it Blue Monday – is the most depressing day of the year.

The reason? It’s well past Christmas, the cold weather has set in, the post-holiday bills are due, the unwanted pounds have piled on, and spring is a long way off.

The first day of spring (Spring Equinox) is March 20 this year. But it isn’t really spring until the nice weather gets here around mid-April. (Until then, I call it mud season.)

I know a lot of people get the winter blues – luckily I’m not one of them. But if you’re feeling blue, here are some blue (or bluish) spring flowers to cheer you up.

I love crocuses, among the first flowers of spring

I love crocuses, among the first flowers of spring


Daffodils with scilla. I usually plant the daffs deep with the smaller scillas on top, so they'll bloom together

Daffodils with scilla. I usually plant the daffodil bulbs deep and add the smaller scillas on top, so they’ll bloom together


Euphorbia polychroma, Anemone blanda, muscari

Euphorbia polychroma creates a lovely compliment for the blues: here Anemone blanda (front) plus muscari

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Scott Weber January 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I’m glad I don’t suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well…but I definitely see how people can get down. Love the blooms…definitely makes me excited for spring :-)

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Salix January 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

Oh, thank you Yvonne!
Such gorgeous pics. Like you, I don’t agree that spring (or any other season) starts on a certain day. It is spring when the weather says spring.

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sensiblegardening February 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

How could anyone feel sad with blues like that..great photos

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