Archive : garden bloggers bloom day

Oct 15 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 1 comment

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in October

02 GBBD October 2013 12

My joy to see some sun and that the garden is looking springy for the first time this Spring. It still needs some loving care from the gardener, but in essence it is looking colourful and fun. There are areas where Mother Nature has used her own initiative and gathered a few seeds from last season and made a fabulous display! I spent less at the garden nursery these past months and [...]

Sep 19 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 7 comments

Late Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in September

GBBD September 10

I have been soaked to the bone this past week and I know that August and September have been some of the wettest months so far in the Cape! So, I had little hope of Spring flowers. I have to admit that the “gardening joy bug” hasn’t hit me yet and with the beginning of Spring already gone, I had to muster up some strength to venture outside into the soggy garden [...]

Sep 05 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 18 comments

Back in my Garden

Spring Day 23

Well I guess you all thought that I left the country!! Well, I did! I travelled to Germany on business and also to visit family. During this time, my hubby stayed home and said that the weather was cold, wet, very wet and miserable!! I had a fabulous trip and took lots of photos, so I will have to do a special post on my trip. My garden looks forlorn and totally [...]

Jul 16 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in my winter July 2013

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I did not want to miss another Bloom Day! There is always something blooming here and wanted to join in again, so no one will think that I have closed my garden gate. Even though there is not a lot to see, I love the blooms that are coming through now – my favourite Borage and the sunny Calendula daisy. The worst of winter is passing and the days are getting longer. [...]

Apr 15 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 4 comments

Mid-Autumn in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

01 GBBD April 08

The weather is changing and so has the gardening energy. The tempo has died down to a slow pace. The time to reflect and review has set in. The blooms that have decided to stay are still delighting the soul. Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in April 2013 The enthusiasm has been packed away and replaced with a more relaxed view of where to go from here. Funny, that autumn always brings this [...]

Mar 17 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Early Autumn in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

05 GBBD March 24

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 [...]

Feb 15 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Late summer in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

05 GBBD February 07

When the heat ebbs and the lazy afternoons have been replaced with plans to re-do the beds, then you know that summer is going to be replaced real soon. February has always been the best month of summer, but it looks like this summer was really short! Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in February 2013 I am really keen to yank out all my used and dead foliage and get my beds ready [...]

Jan 18 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 10 comments

Mid-summer in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

GBBD Jan 14

The Festive Season has passed and the New Year resolutions are still top of mind. The summer has deepened and the blooms are inviting the butterflies and the bees for a friendly visit. The wind this time of year is unusual and the hot, searing air makes all the flowers and plants thirsty. The heat of the summer is upon us so stay cool this Bloom Day! Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in [...]

Dec 15 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 12 comments

Summer in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

A few of our favourite blooms ...

The summer heat has arrived with a bang! The temperature is rising and the cool spring days have gone. The holiday season is here and the gardeners are keen to get the sprinklers on and new plants in the beds. Time to enjoy the weather and the lazy summer days just gazing into the garden. Here’s what’s blooming in Christine’s garden in December 2012 My garden is flourishing and I’m really thrilled with it. [...]

Nov 16 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 11 comments

End-Spring in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

02 GBBD November 31

It is not easy to say that our Spring in coming to an end. It has been a favourite time with tons of flowers and colours. It is the season we all know well for “Spring Cleaning” and we both know what that feels like. Busy keeping the growth under control and watching for the next surprise! Here’s what’s blooming in Christine’s garden in November 2012 It’s not been as “florific” a Spring as [...]