It's about this time of year that I start to crave colour. The monochromatic winterscape, though beautiful starts to lose its magic. I need yellows and oranges - the bright shades of warmth. I have many flowering plants in my house, but most are pinks and whites - lovely orchids. This kalanchoe exudes the sunny shades that speak spring to me. This morning I could feel the warmth of the sun through my windows; a bright red cardinal sang at the top of a nearby tree. But the outdoor temperatures are still below freezing and the snow and ice blanket the lawns. No signs of spring yet. So I find colour inside, a reminder of what is soon to come.