Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, March 4, 2010


About a month ago Kathy posted about some beautiful primroses she found. She lives way up north in Michigan or Minnesota (where do you live Kathy?), so I figured I'd have no problem finding the little flowers here at our local Home Depot. After all we're way farther south than she is... No such luck. It took our store a whole month longer to get them.
But they were so worth the wait.

Another gray and rainy day here in Utah. But it's a little easier to take with these beauties on my porch.


Kathleen Grace said...

Aren't they beautiful!? When they start to look a little bedraggled you can plant them in a very shady part of your garden and they will more often than not, survive to bloom again in the summer months. I have had these little darlings come right up through the spring snow and bloom! I'm glad you found them! By the way, I live in Southeast Michigan:>)

~~Carol~~ said...

I wonder if I can find some here in Illinois? They're sooo pretty! I can't wait to get some pansies too. They should be available any day now too. And if I could repaint our house, it would be a lovely yellow like yours!

Julie Harward said...

Very pretty.but I wouldn't dare have any kind of flowers here yet, right now it is a blizzard outside, snow and wind! I think it will be awhile here! Come say hi :D

mimi said...

How beautiful!!! I am so looking forward to the day when I can start planting outside. We still have mounds of snow but it is warming up a bit so hopefully some of our white stuff will soon be gone :) Have a happy Friday :)

Beth at Aunties said...

They are so pretty. Our local Smiths have them just as you walk through the door. I have been tempted to buy some and after seeing yours..I think I will. :)

Julie said...

Beautiful! I love primroses! They ARE worth the wait! Even though it's gray, I'm missing Utah--but I'm excited that we're heading your way at the end of the month!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Really, you've planted flowers all ready? Primerose you say, how long will they last? I would love to plant something in my pots. I have a deep porch too.

I'm going to be going to Farmington tomorrow. I'm stoping at Brenda's then I'm picking up my grandson for a sleep over.

If you want to meet me we could spend a couple of hours.


Robin said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Makes me want to rush to Home Depot to see if they have some!

I just love when you show pictures of your home from the outside. I am in love with your house, and the lovely white fence, mmmmmm so pretty and perfect.

nana rosie said...

OH I just love Prim Roses!....I brought some in my department(in my store/work)to sell for Valentines! Have you noticed the yellow ones smell MUCH stronger then the other...Hmmm, I don't know why! Love the lovely Rose scent! Hope your sweet prim Rose's survived that little fit mother nature just threw at us here! Love your blog! Rosie T

Teri said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I can't wait for Spring!! I love your big porch!

My grandkids call me Mimi, too. =)

Linda said...

So pretty- and what a charming home you have!!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Mimi Sue,
Hey girl, love your flowers. Looks like spring at your house. I just love the look of your house. We are getting ready to sell & buy something bigger for the fam & your house is exactly what I'm looking for...wanna move?LOL Lisa

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a happy post. There's nothing like Spring to cheer someone up. Your little yellow cottage is just so adorable.
Thanks for everything, Mimi-Sue. It meant so much to me! : )
Mary Lou

GRAMS said...

Those are so pretty but won't they freeze here?

Cindy Geilmann said...

Mimi Sue, thank you for the fun visit at Just a bed of Roses and lunch next door. It's so fun getting to know you. I can't wait to meet again.

Big Hugs

Diane said...

Beautiful flowers my dear! When we are done with the rain, I'm going out to get me some pretty flowers, they sure brighten up everything don't they?!
love you

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those primroses are just beautiful! They make you realize that spring is not too far off.

Donna said...

Your primroses are so bright and cheery! I'm so ready to start planting flowers!


Kelee said...

Hi Mimi Sue!

I was just in Michigan and at The home Depot and saw no Primroses there yet!?!

Your house looks so cute in yellow!

love, kelee

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos! It's so nice to see primroses. I need to go get some before they're gone!

Lallee said...

I've been wanting some Primroses ever since I saw Kathy's. I haven't found any yet but I'm still looking. Yours look beautiful and so cheerful. Your penny rug is just darling. I hope you feel better soon!