Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hello garden lovers - recently, I've only been able to post once a week or so, but I could never miss Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by May Dreams Garden. If you are a vegetable gardener or enjoy cooking, be sure to check out my Garden to Table Challenge - where extreme gardening cooks are still harvesting (or at least BUYING seasonal vegetables) and showing off their expertise in the kitchen. I've just introduced a new contest, so please join in!
For GBBD, I think it's safe to say I have the most blooms out of everyone. And I can say that without sounding too obnoxious because these photos were taken from Brookside Gardens. :)
I came to see the Chrysanthemum display. When I walked into the greenhouse, I was NOT impressed.
But then I realized the REAL show was in the adjoining greenhouse. These gigantic blooms are as large as an adult's head!
Now back to the zone 6 reality... My coneflowers still have quite a bit of energy.
Euphorbia - I make all my family members check out the gradual-but-daily marooning of this plant. They've just about had it with me. But really, have you seen foliage so beautiful?
My chrysanthemum has grown so tall (I neglected to prune like I should have), it's flopped and creeping about 3 feet across the ground.
Ever-reliable and always perfect rose.
The gorgeous red of the new blueberry shrub (white knockout rose behind it).
What's blooming in YOUR part of the world?