This is almost impossible to imagine... There'd be a charge of cruelty to bedding plants if anyone did that here right now. Lovey vicarious romp though! I feel quite a bit warmer because of it. (:
Ah, winter in Victoria!!! Of course. Of course. Very nice indeed.
Ah, this theme is great! The flowers are also impossible to imagine here, at least outdoors, though I do have amaryllis, hibiscus, azalea and daffodils all in flower in pots in my window (unusual that all flower at the same time). Thanks for the reminder that such bright cheeriness can also exist outdoors!
Looking at the same scene here, Allison. I wasn't sure 'annuals' even existed in this zone since the growing season never seems to stop. But they do exist. Put a big pot of African Bush Daisies smack in the middle of the front lawn.