Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

  Salvia farinacea 'Mealy Blue Sage'

Let the Blooms begin!!! Go to May Dream Gardens to view other fine gardens.
 
Linum lewisii 'Blue Flax'
Heuchera bressingham 'Bressingham Coral Bells'
Achillea 'Moonshine' Moonshine Yarrow and Mealy Blue
Salvia nemerosa 'caradonna'
Digitalis, Foxglove
Achillea 'Moonshine'
The Strip
Sambucus nigra 'Eva' - Black Lace Elderberry with Carex

33 comments:

  1. You really have a different Bloom Day than us here in the north. So many pretty blooms I will not see for two months. I love your 'hell strip' planting. I have toyed with digging up the one in front of my house, but the neighbors already took issue with how much of the front yard grass I replaced. I see you have carex too. A pretty invasive plant here. Well, have a Happy Bloom Day, Greggo.

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  2. Hope your Sambucus does better than mine. I had a 6 year old plant iwth stems 3 inches around completely die this past year; nothing coming up; as did everyone else here I know that had one. Something wierd about the Manhattan weather last year I guess.

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  3. Bloom Day is both inspiring and discouraging, as you see all the beautiful flowers already spectacular in the higher zones! Lovely lovely photos.

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  4. Beautiful blues and purples! So nice to connect with you.

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  5. I love your salvia/achillea combination. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Happy GBBD.

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  6. Greggo, had to answer you right away. The magazine is a template that I use every month. Once I created it, it is a matter of just substituting and reusing some graphics. It actually takes less time than a regular post. One month, it literally was about 15 minutes total. That is why I expanded the theme to span a week or two. Time saving is good at this time of year for me. Your post today would have taken me a much longer time to load the images one by one.

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  7. Gorgeous blooms! Your hellstrip looks fab!

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  8. Lovely flowers with several I can't grow: yarrow and flax. Especially like the last photo. Carolyn

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  10. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post. Your blooms are beautiful! I love your Black Lace Elderberry with Carex combination and the Salvia 'Caradonna' is beautiful. I am a huge fan of Salvia 'Maynight' but would like to try the 'Caradonna'. Happy GBBD!

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  11. Hi there Greggo - you certainly are quite a few months ahead of my scottish garden. Salvia's are not strong growers in my garden but yours are simply beautiful and you have a lovely colour combination in that strip at the front of your property.

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  12. Hi Greggo - I'm really envious of all the lovely gardens in the Northern Hemisphere right now and yours in particular! Looks fabulous. I really like what you've done in "The Strip".
    Happy GBBD :)

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  13. God blesses your garden. The love you shower your garden with is truly heartening. Happy GBBD- and every day.

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  14. I really like your salvias. In fact I like all the plants in your cottage style garden!

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  15. I do love your salvia with the yarrow. I have some catmint next to mine, that just needs to grow a bit more. Love that blue flax! And I'm drooling over your black elderberry. I actually bought a teeny tiny one, and I've been so busy it's been neglected. In fact, I need to go check and see if it's still alive! :O

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  16. Your first photos is just beautiful! Yarrow usually isn't one of my favorites, but I may have to go search some out now. :)

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  17. Very nice! I love the flax, and the heuchera blooms are so nice compared to most cultivars. I really love your parkway - so much prettier than plain old lawn!

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  18. Love the blues! Love your photos.

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  19. Your garden is just lovely. I love that elderberry-carex combination.

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  20. Lovely flowers, multiple colours. Happy GBBD!

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  21. My goodness that is one of the most lush 'strips' I've ever seen. I'm envious! Just planted a Moonshine this week and I'm hoping to keep it alive...It's my third...wish me luck!

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  22. That Elderberry is just so beautiful!
    I found a scarlet flax last year and I hope it is as prolific as the blue variety.
    Your strip is amazing! Great composition.

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  23. My first visit to your site and I'm impressed with the beautiful plants and photos... glad I came! Larry

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  24. Wow...amazing plants and such beautiful photos. I hope your yard is on a garden tour around there. It would be a show-stopper. Great job! I will be back to visit again.

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  25. Beautiful photos! The Foxglove is amazing..
    Happy GBBD :)

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  26. You have some nice combinations going on in your garden. I particually like the Achillea and salvia. Happy bloom day. Christina

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  27. Your hell strip looks great. And how about that foxglove!

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  28. Your flowering season looks to be further along than ours here in Virginia. I have some wild yarrow that's just coming into bloom now. Love the salvia next to it - a pretty combo!

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  29. I love your garden! The photo of the Blue Flax is stunning!! Can't wait to see your garden next month!! :)

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  30. Really great pictures. Your garden is looking just beautiful!!

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  31. Indeed...your yarrow is lovely! Your mixed beds are so perfectly arranged...very nice. I enjoyed my visit. Happy GBBD!

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  32. Great photos ... I especially like the new foliage on the conifer... to me that is a true highlight of the garden season with its freshness and renewing color... I always look forward to these growth spurts of the evergreens... L

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  33. Wow! the foxgloves are spectacular. Can never get them to grow here & can't figure out why.... The conifer is most interesting.....

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Thanks for leaving any comments, they are always welcomed. Sorry I had to add word verification as spam was becoming a huge problem. Greggo,