Friday Photo: Time to Plant Primrose!

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Pictured above is a multicolored flat of primrose. They are a hardy plant and prefer some shade.  They are over 500 species of these, and they are ready to plant for our Spring gardens.  

One of species I used to plant in Los Angeles grew in tiers like a chandelier.  Their flowers were an assortment of pastels. Now I rarely see them in nurseries. They are one of the many welcome to Spring flowers.

As I am writing this post, I remembered the expression of "leading someone down the primrose path".  This expression is credit to Shakespeare.  Here is more:

The Primrose Path is an 1875 novel by Bram Stoker. It was the writer's first novel, published 22 years before Dracula and serialized in five installments in The Shamrock, a weekly Irish magazine, from February 6, 1875 to March 6, 1875. The title has Shakespearean origin. A primrose path is first referred to in Hamlet and in modern usage signifies a pleasant path that leads to damnation.Wikipedia

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Comments (15)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Wow, that took quite a turn.  I think I will stay off that primrose path and admire it from afar!😉

Feb 11, 2022 11:26 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am always amazed at what primroses can do for the flowerbeds in front of my listings. It’s astonishing what a splash of color can do Alexandra 🙂

Feb 11, 2022 11:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty Shakespeare knew what he was talking about/. A

Feb 11, 2022 02:23 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I love their bright colors and they always elicit a smile and a wow from me!  A

Feb 11, 2022 02:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Pretty colors that would form a great border to a plant garden.  It's too early for us to be thinking of spring panting

Feb 11, 2022 02:59 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  what beautiful spring colors I just ordered a spring mix of flowers   Have a wonderful Friday 

Feb 11, 2022 03:28 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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Ooh mmgee! Wow! Wow! Stunning and colorful! And I believe that Shakespeare also used "the primrose path" in Macbeth. Those multi-colored flowers are so beautiful. Are there other combinations other than yellow and red?  Love it! Thank you, Ron and Alexandra Seigel 🌼🌺💐

Feb 11, 2022 04:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I loved the history and had no idea that there were 500 varieties of Primrose:) Endre

Feb 11, 2022 06:17 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Ed Silva we start early around here.  I am waiting for the petunia for the seasonal flowers.  A

Feb 11, 2022 07:58 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Hannah Williams I am having starting cherry tomatoes from seed in tiny greenhouses. A

Feb 11, 2022 07:58 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Aura Alex Glad you like Shakespeare, and I had no idea this was also in Macbeth.  Perhaps he was referring to the English primroses I was describing. A

Feb 11, 2022 08:00 PM
Aura Alex

Shakespeare also used it in Macbeth, where the porter speaks of "treading the primrose path to the everlasting bonfire". This implies that in his day it was already a standard metaphor for the easy, pleasant self-indulgent way, as opposed to the "rocky road of righteousness".

Feb 11, 2022 10:12 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Endre Barath, Jr.   I always enjoy those fun facts and it is fun to share.  A

 

 

Feb 11, 2022 08:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - like Endre Barath, Jr. I was surprised to learn there are over 500 varieties of primroses.  

Feb 12, 2022 03:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

"A pleasant path that leads to damnation".....   hmmm maybe I'll skip the primrose! haha.

Feb 12, 2022 04:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love the red and yellow primroses! A little too early at my end to think about planting... we still have the possibility of some cold weather ahead.

Feb 12, 2022 05:58 AM