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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: February 2010

Technically, these aren’t true Bloom Day photos, because I took them on Saturday.  Saturday morning, all of Wilmington, NC woke to a snowfall that comes only once a decade in our little southern coastal metropolis.  And, as the ONE bloom that I planned to highlight in my bloom day photographs, come Monday, was hanging on, in the snow and ice, I went ahead and snapped away.  That flower’s still on the plant today, but it is much less interesting, hanging there in the mud, now that the snow is gone.

The snow was perfect for making snowmen.  The dusting we got last year didn’t even compare.  So, those who were brave enough to drive around on Saturday morning and afternoon, saw a snowman in every single yard, in front of every single business, and made with every single skill level and accessory.  The kids who made snowmen on Saturday might be married with their own children by the time we get another snow like this.

Lucy in the snow

Trees in the back yard

Our garden hose

The Front Garden

The Bloom in Bloom Day: a Camellia covered in ice and snow

Bloom Day is a virtual garden tour put together by Carol, over at May Dreams Gardens.  Check out her blog for other Garden Bloggers Bloom Day posts.



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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day November 2009

Happy Bloom Day!

The theme of this post is “Here Comes the Sun!” After five straight days of rain and wind, and the only tropical storm this season, and some houseguests from Idaho looking for warmth, the sun has FINALLY come out to play.

Because my garden ends up with some of the same plants blooming for, oh, about nine months, I’ve decided that my bloom day posts will highlight only the most noteworthy that are still blooming since last month (they’ve had a color change or something), a new combo I’ve noticed with new eyes, or things that have just come into bloom over the last month. Enjoy!



Sasanqua Camellia




Swamp Hibiscus


Loropetalum and Panicum ‘Dallas Blue’-nice combo


Luke, my Nephew.  I found him in the garden this morning!


There you have it!  If only it was as easy as going out to the cabbage patch to pick my own sweet baby!  (I’m NOT pregnant.  Let’s not start any rumors!  😉

A big thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for concocting and hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom day.  Now, make sure you visit her site and take the big Bloom Day Garden Tour!

Thanks for visiting!


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