Monday, March 17, 2008

It's election time ... blog-election, that is!

If you're like me, you love surfing and popping in for a visit to your favorite gardening blogs.  It's what I'm doing right now - computer in my lap, dogs in their beds beside me, a coke on table and a few chocolates waiting for me!

From reading great prose, to gleaning gardening secrets or just enjoying the beautiful blooms so many bloggers in our little community work so hard to share with us all, blogging connects us in so many ways.

So, now it's time to reciprocate and show how much you enjoy and appreciate your favorite blogs.  

It's time for the Mouse and Trowel Awards ... just click HERE and go vote!

Bloom Day, (+two!)

Garden bloggers around the world posted their blooming plant photos on Saturday for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

I'm not only a day late and a dollar short, I'm TWO days late. But I think you'll enjoy the blooms anyway! I have 31 photos, but many of these are single plants or just a few blooms. The first photo is my little Peach tree.


Grace Ward Lithodora
Malicoides Mix Primula
Sorbet Babyfae Ruby and Gold Violas
Phlox
Verbena
Japanese Quince
Loropetalum
Osteospermum
Coreopsis
Petunia
Snapdragon
Lavender
Phlox
Verbena
Verbena
Blackfoot Daisy
Euryops
Oxalis
Cactus
Cyclamen Persicum
Nicotiana
Four-Nerve Daisy
Prostrate Rosemary
??? I forgot what this is! Anyone want to guess?
Strawberry
Snapdragon
Variegated Meyer Lemon
Penta
That's all folks! The blooms are wonderful, and next is a layer of tiny little green leaves that are peeking up in various beds, the fruits of my efforts last year that, thanks to a mild winter for us here in Austin, have decided to grace us with their presence again. Even some plants that are normally annuals are coming back, like Impatiens and Begonias. More on them later as they get big enough to identify clearly in photos.

Happy bloom day!