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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

I had all of the pictures of my trees, bushes and flowers taken and ready to post: that is, until I made a quick sprint over to Chanticleer on Wednesday. What can I say except that I thought all of you would appreciate what they have in bloom much more than anything I can show you from my garden. So, go ahead and enjoy!!

This first picture is of a pale blue amsonia just about ready to bloom with a wonderful deep burgundy smoke bush and peach colored azalea bush contrasting beautifully with its soft pastel color.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

As I’ve often heard it said: ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.  My eye has always been and continues to be drawn to dead blooms in the late fall and winter garden as seen below.

My frequent visits to Israel allow me to semi-legitimately expand my plant palette when writing about ‘What’s In Bloom’. Without extolling ad nauseum the virtues of Israel’s sustainable approach to gardening , I’ve included some photos recently taken (such as the two above). The American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem has been a meeting place for international dignitaries over the past century. At right is the courtyard where the olive tree takes center stage.

Lantanas grow prolifically in Israel, usually in the form of very large, wild like bushes. They continue their parade of bloom year round. I love the outlandish, circus like color of this particular one!

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – January 2008

‘Kumson’ forsythia Jan 15 08

I found one!!! I brought branches of ‘Kumson’ forsythia inside a week ago, but they haven’t done anything. Outside, though, a few buds are just about open. Fortunately, Fran has a more extensive post planned for tomorrow, so be sure to check back to see what she has to share. Now, I’m off to see what the rest of you have posted….

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

I thought I would treat you to a variety of ‘blooms’ for December. These first few photos were taken in my neighborhood.

I left this grouping of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ with its blooms stand because I think the dead blooms are stunning.

This picture was taken a few weeks ago (although taken in December would probably not look the same today). A Hydrangea quercifolia standing solo nestled among leaves. Perhaps it’s not actually in bloom but its elegance still grabs my eye. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2007

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