Primrose: common and sweetheart

“The soul that has given himself to Christ is more precious in His sight than the whole world. The Saviour would have passed through the agony of Calvary that one might be saved in His kingdom. He will never abandon one for whom he has died. Unless His followers choose to leave Him, He will hold them fast.”

Desire of Ages p 483 (This is from one of the books my dad sold so many of in Johannesburg.)

“Fear not for I (Jesus) am with you . I am he that liveth and was dead ; and, behold, I am alive forevermore.”

Revelations 1:18
Common Primrose ( the pale lemon) and Primrose Sweetheart ( pink with touches of white and orange)
Storm Franklin is howling and I am enjoying this close encounter through my lense. These little plants are blooming in a sheltered area. I haven’t had a chance to plant them out. They are probably fine where they are.

Primrose the dainty lemon kind grow literally everywhere shade or sun. They are tough little perennials. Their name means first rose while their other name Primula Vulgaris means diminutive and common. As someone once said ‘ it smells like summer ; cool but sunny, sweet but slightly tangy like an orange lollipop.’

A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions –

so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance

so small in size but big in beauty,

so short in life yet long on effect.

Terri Guillemets

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest of roots.

Shannon Mullen
This small blue pot is from Buckfast pottery which was established in 1952.
Buckfast Abbey in medieval times became rich through fishing and trading wool. By the 14th century it was one of the richest abbeys in the south – west of England. It is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park mid – way between Plymouth and Exeter. Thousands of people visit the abbey church and gardens including the sensory garden started in 2020. Now that I know about this abbey through this charity shop find, I will try to visit it.
Good night Storm Franklin. A quiet evening at last. (I prepared this post yesterday.)

5 thoughts on “Primrose: common and sweetheart

  1. Wonderful the way you combine flowers, history, interesting places, encouragement all in one! πŸ₯° beautiful.


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