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Mid-spring in one garden for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October

Springtime brings with it hope and big dreams and promises – with the garden full of colour and each plant growing 3cm each night while I am asleep, I have great plans of picking bunches of flowers for the home and gathering fabulous salad greens and baby potatoes from my veggie patch for summer lunches. I am missing my best friend and blogger buddy, Christine, this Blogger Bloom Day, but I hope to make her proud with all I have to show this GBBD post! There are so many plants and bulbs and flowers that she has given me that she is also part of this post. Hurry home…..

Thank you for joining us for our October “Spring colour” …

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in October 2011

I have seen the transformation of my garden and the love that both Christine and I have put into it – yes, I have a number of plants and Irises that come from Christine – so I can quite happily say that here is what is growing in my garden with Christine’s help this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!! Enjoy the burst of colour ….. xxxxx

[one_half]The last of the Sparaxis[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I love the colours against my celery[/one_half_last]

[one_half]A pale California Poppy[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bright yellow too![/one_half_last]

[one_third]Splash of colour![/one_third]

[one_third]My vision of blue and yellow comes to life[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Bright blue corn flower[/one_third_last]

[one_half]My gaura coming to life – yeay![/one_half]

[one_half_last]They are going to be gorgeous with the roses[/one_half_last]

[one_half]My first real camomile flowers ever![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Look Christine – I have Ixias blooming[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The Ixias have such beautiful flowers and so unexpected![/one_half]

[one_half_last]The Lychnis has taken nicely to her new home[/one_half_last]

[one_third]My “Auntie Henna” rose is full bloom[/one_third]

[one_third]My borage is a bee hotel! Just loving it and delicious too![/one_third]

[one_third_last]A bright pink corn flower! I thought they were only blue[/one_third_last]

[one_half]First quince blossom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Blossoms on my new apple tree (still a twig at the moment)[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Armeria Maritima – White Thrift blooming[/one_half]

[one_half_last]White thrift close up[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Fuchsia is  amazing this year[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sisyrinchium Graminoides[/one_half_last]

[one_half]My first rose display – how gorgeous![/one_half]

[one_half_last]My sage in bloom[/one_half_last]

There is so much more still in bloom, but I guess you have already seen my lavender and rosemary and my potato bush and lemon tree far too often. But I will leave that for another day!


About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for October Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and check out the German version at Seepferds Garten for Blogger Blüten in October! 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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Happy Gardening!

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.

26 replies on “Mid-spring in one garden for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October”

Beautiful! Of course I like the California poppies the best — I’m impressed you’re getting the white ones to grow (and hope the orange ones won’t get too weedy).

Happy Bloom Day!

I am so taken with them they are so vivid and they welcome all visitors in the front garden! Will definitely plant more!

Thank you so much – yes, the tropical gardens always seem, to me, that the flowers are bigger & brighter! 🙂

Oh, what a beautiful rose! Lovely color. And I love the blue and yellow combination, and that “splash of color” looks so sweet and cheerful. Great blooms! Spring is the best season!

You have two of my favorites, California poppies and gaura. My poppies were one of the first flowers to bloom in the Spring and they’ve continued to bloom through the Fall. Hope they last as long for you! Happy Bloom Day!

Thank you so much xx It is my first attempt at growing california poppies. I loved the blue and yellow together. They were seeds scattered with no real hope of anything coming from it. Well, what a surprise 🙂

Hi my BFF!! WOW is all I can say – I’m Sooooooo impressed with all your flowers and blooms! Aren’t the Ixias simply gorgeous? And your roses and corn flowers and blossoms on the apple and quince … all STUNNING!!

I’m busy packing up and getting ready to leave the USA to come home. Have said all my my good-byes and am in a good head-space now and ready to be home again. Can’t wait to see you and our gardens and to get back to my life 🙂

See you sooooooon

Yeay!!!! So GREAT to hear from you!!! I am also glad that you have had the time to see your way through all this. I know it must have been a difficult journey. And that you will be home soon! 🙂
LOTS of Hugs!!! Safe trip home! xxxxxx

Barbie, Your spring garden is lovely with all the colorful flowers. I especially like the ixias and sparaxis. I have planted them in the past but they didn’t come back. Yours are so pretty, maybe I will give them a try again. Your gardens are waking up just as we are getting ready to put ours to bed! Happy Bloom Day!

You have such lovely colors and textures in your spring garden! It is nice to see all those colors when our colors are fading with the onset of autumn. I am looking forward to my borage in the spring! Happy GBBD!

Barbie, I too hope Christine returns home soon. I miss her sweet voice here in the blogosphere. How wonderful that she is there with you in your garden through her gracious gift of plants to you.

Your garden is bursting this spring. You’re so right about the promise that spring offers…I hope it’s everything you hope for 😉

Beautiful spring blooms Barbie! Blue and yellow are among my favorite color combinations in the garden. It’s nice to see spring so fresh and bright in your garden as we in the north are winding down into fall.

Thank you Linda – I am going to really enjoy this spring 🙂
I love your strawberries – someone asked me why I don’t have any….no real reason, so thats on my shopping list!

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