A bouquet of cowslips


My mother used the little blue jug with the white polka dots only once every year – as a vase for bouquets of these early spring flowers that I used to bring home from a walk.

To me, cowslips still mean that spring has arrived.

Today the lovely flowers even grow in my own garden in Austria. And the blue jug remains the prettiest way to arrange them. 

2 Comments on "A bouquet of cowslips"

  1. The Tyrolean name sounds so much more charming than the proper Latin one. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. Josef Ascher | April 7, 2019 at 21:04 | Reply

    Nice “Himmischlissä” Primula elatior oder so…

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