Garden Bloggers Bloom Day After

Belinda’s Dream? Maybe. Lesson from the rose: no matter the condition of your body, neglect, blights of various sorts, drought, we can still bloom. We were made to bloom.

My grandmother’s rose. Caught the scent in the warm fall air.

Sweet Olive. Abundant blooms this year! Heavenly scent at the back door. Get you one–better, get two!

Gardenia. August Beauty. I actually have some small blooms, because this one is fresh planted from the nursery. I pluck the blooms and lay them beside my computer. Don’t stick them so close to your nose–they have little bugs.

Oxalis blooms. Dear Sweetie-pie picked them for me, and then took the pic! I believe at 5 yrs., he’s showing a natural talent. Look how it is framed. He’s blooming, and he is a bloom for me in the fall of my life.

To see more gardens from all over the world, visit the dear and generous host of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–Carol, at May Dreams Gardens.

7 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day After

  1. Yes, we all need to bloom wherever we are planted. I think you can definitely grow the Chipola River daisy, Coreopsis integrifolia because it is from the northern counties of Florida. As for the iris I gave you, I would plant them more shallow and in a bit more sun. They like their rhizomes to be right at soil level. HTH honey~~Dee


    • Yes, dear, planting the iris shallowly is exactly what Felder Rushing said. I have moved a few to the total sun area of the rose garden. Must move more. You know what– think I’ll do that in just a bit, to give my spirit some sun, too. 🙂 XxxxOoo


  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely blooms! It was like having a bouquet delivered right to my door! Most enjoyable after a very long hard day. I could almost smell the Sweet Olive. Will it grow here in the midwest?


    • I just looked it up. I’m sorry, no, it won’t grow up there, Carolyn. Sweet Olive grows in zones 8 – 10, and where you live looks to be 7a on the 2012 USDA zone hardiness map. 😦


  3. Those pink roses have little nasty bugs, too. I brought one inside. it went right back outside when I realized it was harboring critters.

    Tea Olive can best be noticed from several feet away — its most endearing feature.


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