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For Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – a combined show in March

Our very first combined post, today we celebrate “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day” with all our new gardening friends from around the world by showing what is flowering in our gardens on the 15th. We hope you enjoy our “blooms” (or as we say here in South Africa, “blommetjies”), and then join Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what she and other gardeners around the world have blooming today – why not join in by showing the blooms from your garden!

What’s Blooming in Christine’s Garden, (Claremont, Cape Town)

There’s not much happening in my garden as we are now heading into Autumn. As I took a walk around I was surprised to find any “photo-worthy” blooms. In fact, I’m overcome with the need to clean and tidy. Everything looks messy and in need of attention – not the pretty picture of just three short weeks ago. As this is a combined post, I will limit myself to showing just 6 blooms today. A lot of these I’ve already shown over the last few weeks and we are seeing the last of these before the Camellias wake up to delight us through the colder months.

[one_half]The star of my show – Lavender DentataLavender Dentata[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pretty Annuals floweringPretty Annuals[/one_half_last]

[one_half]One of my miniature rosesMiniature Rose[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Plectranthus Mona LavenderMona Lavender[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Do these ever stop flowering?Mandevilla Splenens[/one_half]

[one_half_last]And the first of the CamelliasFirst Camellias[/one_half_last]

That’s all from me folks, lets head over to Barbie’s garden to see whats flowering on the Cape West Coast …

What’s Blooming in Barbie’s Garden (Philadelphia, Cape)

Well – I don’t have many blossoms in my garden, seeing it is a functional and edible garden, but I do have my roses and lavender that never fail. I just bought a carnation, so this is exciting to see bloom. I also have a new comfrey plant with the most delicate flowers. To my surprise, my Protea is budding! This is something we all don’t see enough of! Hope you enjoy my variety of blommies!

[one_half]My new carnationsCarnation[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Delicate Comfrey flowerComfrey flower[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Protea budProtea[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My reliable lavenderLavender[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Roses are still bloomingRose[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Roses galoreRoses[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Auntie Hena RoseAuntie Hena Rose[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Potato Tree still in bloomPotato Tree[/one_half_last]

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

7 replies on “For Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – a combined show in March”

Oh, you guys are so disciplined! I don’t think Country Mouse and I could pull off a combined show, with nicely parallel presentation of the stars of the moment. Congratulations, it all looks great, though it is a bit disorienting to see roses in full bloom ;->

Happy bloom day!

What a lovely post~and a great idea to jointly share bloom day~I love Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’ hoping i can find it again this spring….gail

Love the lavenders! I can’t grow lavender to save my life. I don’t know why, it’s supposed to do well where I live. Thanks for sharing yours and happy GBBD!

You both have some really pretty blooms this GBBD. I love that pretty lavender purple bloom on the Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’ and the gorgeous roses. Roses in March? I’m so jealous! 😉

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