Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 15, 2007

Since the idea of garden bloggers bloom day was born, thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens , my garden has been scoped out for likely vignettes on the fifteenth of each month. Now the scoping results can be viewed by others. It is a dream come true for sure. We all want to share the beauty, right? But why did I choose December to start blogging? Oh well, one just has to look a little harder for that lovely shot. Hope these are up to snuff.

Shown above, Heuchera ‘ Stormy Seas’

Variegated english ivy

Vinca minor ‘Illumination’

Oops, well this is a bloom of sorts, an artists’ rendition of a honeysuckle blossom

Russian Tea Olive, the blooms are tiny but pack a big wallop of fragrance. The name is Osmanthus Fragrans.

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Cattleya orchid from my sun room/ greenhouse, more about that later

Salvia ‘May Night’


Salix Discolor. No unwanted links here. 😉 . Some may recognize this as a shrub that goes by the common name that ends in willow.

Euphorbia Dulcis ‘ Chameleon’ with ajuga and Dianthus ‘Little Boy Blue’.

That wraps up my very first bloom day blog. January may be a challenge to find anything but maybe it will just take a little imagination when out and about with camera in tow

Frances

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14 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 15, 2007

  1. rusty in miami says:

    Welcome to bloom day, looking forward to reading your blog on a regular basis, you take very nice pictures

  2. chuck b. says:

    Really nice winter color palette–dark and rich. Totally cozy.

    How did you do that?! 🙂

  3. Frances says:

    Rusty….Thanks. Hope you enjoy the posts to come.

    chuck b…..Thanks, also. The palette just happened that way. I like to take pictures on overcast days, maybe that sets the mood.

    Shirl….I do want comments, very much so. My techy skills are not up to my gardening skills however. I don’t know why there is such a long space between the end of this post and the comment button. More work to be done obviously.

  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Nice pictures of some colorful plants. It is nice to be able to find color in the garden this time of year.

  5. Nickie says:

    Nice 🙂 Love the camellia. Wish I could grow them here!

  6. Christopher C. NC says:

    We have a lot of similar plants we can grow, though my elevation makes some things like Camellias out of the question. I should check the Tea Olives hardiness.

    Frances the reason there are big spaces in the post is because Blogger likes to add some HTML code for spacing in the post editor on its own. They must think it is helpful.

    Go to your dashboard, click the edit for this post. In the top right post editor box are two choices Edit Html and Compose. Click on the Edit Html.

    In the post look for all < div > and < p > Html symbols and get rid of all of them. Then click on the Compose mode. Now just use the keyboard to visually space the words and pictures of the post. When done click Publish and it should be fixed.

  7. Mr. McGregor's Daughter says:

    Frances – great start for Bloom Day! I love that variegated Holly. I clicked on the photo & noticed that you have not reduced the image b4 posting. This will use up your photo storage space too fast. If you want more information about resizing photos & Blogger, Robin at Robin’s Nest had a couple of excellent posts about this. (Sorry, I’m also a blogging neophyte, so I don’t know how to put a link in comments.) I have a link to Robin’s Nest on my blog.

  8. Yolanda Elizabet says:

    What a colourful contribution for GBBD Frances! What a gorgeous orchid you have and I love that Camellia too!

  9. Robin's Nesting Place says:

    Welcome to GBBD. Love that first picture of the Heuchera.

  10. Phillip says:

    Great pics! I don’t have the camellia ‘Chansonette’ but it is one that I’ve considered. It is a low grower, correct?

  11. Carol says:

    Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! You’ve got a lot of nice blooms for December.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  12. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for posting. Your colors are just gorgeous. And I had to keep scrolling to see your amazing daylilies post. What colors!

  13. Frances says:

    To all who commented, many thanks. In trying to delete the spacing in the edit, I deleted the cattleya picture and am giving up on trying to fix this particular post. The happiness of the first GBBD posting turned sour with these difficulties. Looking forward to better computer skills,
    Frances

  14. Frances says:

    Phillip…about Chanosett, so far it has been a very low grower, less than two feet bur spreading much more than that. It is planted in a less than ideal spot, under the mature stand of pine trees at the property edge. Seven years old, it was labeled as growing to four feet. Will it get there?

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