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Early Autumn in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

The cooler days are slowly replacing the swelter of summer. The refreshing rains in March will give the Two Gardens a welcome time out! This is the time to reflect and review – what is coming up this season and what can we look forward to.

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in March 2013

I have started early with all the cleaning and cutting and digging and clearing. I feel ready for the cooler march weather and I can start sowing my new seeds for the winter. But there are still some really pretty blooms in my garden – you might have seen them all before, but they still delight me.

My new Dietes I bought and planted this week are blooming!

[one_half]I still love this forever bloomer[/one_half]


[one_half]Roses always delight![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Still blooming – Fuchsia[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Newly trimmed Hotlips Salvia[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Barrow full of blommies[/one_half_last]

Mexican Petunias are blooming with my Gaura

[one_half]My Leopard Tree is looking gorgeous![/one_half]

[one_half_last]My whirling butterflies[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Euphorbia in bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My white Salvia[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Tansy cut back and already blooming again[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Another view of Tansy and Salvia[/one_half_last]

I still think this useful medicinal plant is pretty in bloom – Bulbinella

[one_half]Loving this bed with Peach and Blueberry too[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My flowering Potato Bush bed is also all tidy[/one_half_last]




[one_half]Squash flowers all over the place![/one_half]

[one_half_last]New patch with Yarrow and Bulbinella[/one_half_last]


About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in February! And if you haven’t joined yet and have some blooms you’d like to show off, please join in the fun of showcasing your blooms! We’d love to see what YOU have blooming in your garden right now!

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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

12 replies on “Early Autumn in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day”

Hi my first visit to the blog. I just love the mexican petunia, they colour is fabulous. Did you buy the plant locally? Where can I buy one?
I live on an estate in Plattekloof Cape Town and we are only allowed to plant indigenous. I do however like buying new plants for my daughters garden in Blouberg area.
I am busy cleaning up my garden and replacing tired looking plant with new ones, such as frylinias, new varieties of plectrantus etc.

That dietes is just gorgeous! All your blooms look so pretty. The Mexican Petunia is quite pretty, but I’ve read it can get invasive here. But it doesn’t look like you have a problem with it. I love it paired with your gaura!

Thanks Holly – I love the dietes too. I don’t think my Mexican Petunia will get too invasive. The clay soil might prevent this!

Oh I feel so bad I couldn’t take part. Firstly I have nothing much blooming and secondly … time 🙁

Love the Mexican Petunaias – mine are simply huge – taller than me!!

I do too! This plant has great medicinal properties. The leaves are full of juice (like a small aloe) that you can apply to insect bites, dry skin, burns etc.

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