Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Blogger Bloom Day

I don't usually participate in the glorious monthly event that is Garden Blogger Bloom Day, started by my friend Carol over at May Dreams Garden, not for any special reason other than that I am a spacey, self-absorbed person and tend to forget trivial things, like, say, dates and stuff.

Anyway, it is the 15th day of the month, when those of us who blog about our gardens are supposed to run outside and take beautiful photos of what is blooming there. As it happens, I was thinking about Carol today because I'm going to see her in a couple of days at the annual Garden Bloggers Fling. The Fling is this amazing, nearly indescribable gathering of garden writers, and is in effect what passes for a conference if you happen to be one of that tribe--only instead of sitting through boring academic papers, we go tour gardens and talk about writing. The academy could take a lesson from this.

So, while thinking about Carol, I also happened to pass by this rather spectacular ice plant, which to my eye looks rather stunning in its big blue pot, and thought, "Aha!"

So there you go. However, I'm not going to crawl around the garden and take any more photos (even though there is quite a bit blooming), as I've got a bit of a wonky back at the moment. Be grateful instead for this small miracle.

In other news: Tomorrow I'll be reviewing this book as part of a virtual blog tour by the author, Lorene Edwards Forkner, who appears to be a woman after my own tinker heart:
It's a book I think people would enjoy and find useful, so check back in for my report.


  1. Well, nobody says how many blooms you should have! And that is a pretty one, indeed!
    Have a great day!
    Lea's menagerie

  2. i hear ya sister, didn't have the energy to take photos of all the bloomin' things in the garden. your ice plant looks spectacular against that blue pot. well chosen. i hope your back is feeling some better, i know what a bummer that can be, but i also know that friends and beautiful spaces work wonders on the mind-body complex. looking forward to seeing you!

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  4. Nice garden, May is the best month to get the most of the flowers to bloom and spread their fragrance in the air. I must say that you'd put a loads of efforts in your garden and the result is these beautiful blooms. Happy Gardening!

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