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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day July 2010

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Five days late. I considered skipping it this month. But participating in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day has allowed me to track changes in the garden, so I decided to post most tardily. Several plants that were blooming last year are done blooming already, such as cephalaria and pink foxglove. The tunic flower and perennial flax [...]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day June 2010

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First, the good news. Unlike last year, I have plenty of foxgloves blooming this year. I have more foxgloves than ever, blooming in places they've never bloomed before. This is partly because my garden buddy Bub gave me some foxglove seedlings to plant last year, and partly because conditions were favorable to foxgloves this spring. [...]

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day April 2009

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Looking over last year's April Bloom Day post, I see the same things blooming at pretty much the same time. The smaller-and-earlier species crocus are on the wane, but the later-and-larger Dutch crocus are definitely making a color statement. I'm thinking about getting more of these and extending the crocus bank further towards the road [...]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day January 2009

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Yes, this is it. One measly Christmas cactus blossom. The last one, and no longer in its prime, at that. I've learned my lesson. Winter is just too long to go without flowers. Next year I will invest in something--amaryllis, hyacinths forced in glass, florist's cyclamen from the store. I don't know what it will [...]