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Spring in two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September

It is time to celebrate the beauty of spring and life and new beginnings! This is the ultimate time of year, for the Two Gardeners who have now progressed in leaps and bounds in the gardening world and have a deep respect for all things with roots and leaves! We have mulched, planted, composted and watered all year and we are now watching the rewards! Oh, lovely Spring!

Thank you for joining us for our September “Spring Parade” …

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

Now is the time for show and tell! I know we have both been working very hard for the Spring Bloom Day to display all the blooms bursting with colour and creation!! My vegetables are still in their infancy, but I have been enjoying planting other beautiful plants. Enjoy my new arrivals and your Bloom Day xxx

[one_half]New corn flower bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Older corn flower bloom[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Wild flower that I don’t know the name of[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sisyrinchium flowering[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Violas still vibrant[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sweet-smelling jasmine[/one_half_last]

[one_half]More perfume[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Roma tomato in flower – can’t wait![/one_half_last]

[one_half]The only fuchsia blooms[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bulbine all straight and tall[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Sparaxis buds – yeay![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Nasturtiums always around[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lemon blossoms always welcome[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Potato plant always a winner[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Rosemary still glam![/one_half]

[one_half_last]My fav – lavender[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Enjoying the borage blooms[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Blueberry bells[/one_half_last]

[one_half]New little fleabane flowers[/one_half]

[one_half_last]More charming lavender[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Another corn flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Mugs on the Mighty Mugwood Tree[/one_half_last]


Here’s what’s blooming in Christine’s garden in September 2011

I’m loving Spring, every minute of it! I’ve always enjoyed Spring, but this year is extra special as it is the first spring I get to enjoy all the work I’ve put into my garden over the last six months. From an overgrown jungle to a garden full of lovliness, everything feels fresh and new. I’m most especially proud of my Irises (which I was told I would never be able to grow) and of my indigenous South Africa blooms (please click to enlarge the Babiana – you need to see the enlargement to appreciate how gorgeous this little native is). So here are my favourite September blooms …

[one_half]The first white Asiatic Lily opened today!The first white Lily opened today![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Anemone peeps through DurantaAnemone peeps through Duranta[/one_half_last]

[one_half]South African BabianaSouth African Babiana[/one_half]

[one_half_last]South African IxiasSouth African Ixias[/one_half_last]

[one_half]South African SparaxisSouth African Sparaxis[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Clivias brighten a dark cornerClivias brighten a dark corner[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Freesias – I have them in all coloursFreesias - I have them in all colours[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The Irises I am so thrilled withThe Irises I am so thrilled with[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Closer view of the Sinfonietta IrisesCloser view of the Irises[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Another one, I think its “Stanley Blue”Another one, I think its "Stanley Blue"[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lemon tree bloomsLemon tree blooms[/one_half]

[one_half_last]And these on the Lime TreeAnd these on the Lime Tree[/one_half_last]

[one_half]New acquisition – Japanese CrabappleNew acquisition - Japanese Crabapple[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Cute little Bluebells (also new)Cute little Bluebells[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Dianthus are flowering alreadyDianthus are flowering already[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Daffodils picked and in a vaseDaffodils picked and in a vase[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Delphiniums are growing strongDelphiniums are growing strong[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Last but not least – a yellow FreesiaLast but not least - a yellow Freesia[/one_half_last]


About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for Septembers 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 September! 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 “Spring in two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September”

Dear Christine and Barbie, sorry, I´m late! I was so busy the last day!
At first I want to say thank you for participating, it´s allways such a fun to see your blooms! This time it seems to be a very fragant GBBD, lemon-, lavender- and jasmin-blooms, I love it!
Wish you both a nice weekend!

So many lovely photos of beautiful flowers! Both gardens look like they are amazing… I love the smell of citrus blossoms. One thing I miss about my house in California! The scents of orange blossoms and freesia in the spring… looks like you both have many wonderful scented blooms!

Love the ixias and the nasturtiums, too… beautiful!!

Thanks for highlighting the Babiana. Flowers is close-up reveal so much beauty it is easy to miss if we look just at the large picture. I love both ways of seeing plants and blooms. Christina.

What pretty blooms you both have. So glad spring has sprung for you! Barbie, I love your blue and purple blooms, especially the rosemary and the borage – and the lavender and the potato plant! lol Christine – I am so glad you chose so many South African natives. They are beautiful, and should perform so well in your garden. Your irises are also lovely. Great choices, both of you. Happy GBBD!

The jasmine is so lovely I can almost smell that sweet scent. Borage blooms are always so beautiful as they open. And it is so nice to see daffodils…makes me anxious to see mine in our spring. I will be adding some more of them around the garden in October. All of your work has certainly paid off. You have a wonderful display. Happy GBBD!

Thanks so much! I too will be looking at adding bulbs next year. It’s been so fun watching Christine’s grow so beautiful!

Hi Barbara and Christine, what lovely spring blooms you have going on in your gardens! Experiencing the first spring as new gardener in a brand new garden is so exciting, isn’t’ it? I will never forget how it was for me. But let me tell you it never wears off. Each spring I feel the same joy that came over me, when my first garden was getting into spring mode. Congratulations to both of you for creating two beautiful garden paradises!

Oh thank you thank you! You have been a true inspiration to me! I am so glad it never wears off! 🙂

Hi Chris, oh wow wow! Your hard work is really shining through! What a gorgeous display!! 🙂 I love Spring! !!

You are really going into a colorful season full of new growth and color. The months to come will sustain us all in winter climes seeing your summer GBBD postings.

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