Monday, October 15, 2007

October Bloom Day

It's 10 mins. to 12 PM on 10/15/07 and I am trying for the fourth time to post my Bloom Day pictures for October. Blogger seems to be in meltdown presumably from all the other garden bloggers that are trying to post tonight. They tell me repeatedly that they are "aware of the problem" and are hopefully trying to fix it. Let's see as I try again to download my pictures for you all.


I have a few blooms left on my Graham Thomas rose - my favorite. The carpet roses along my walk are still blooming as well. The second picture is of a seasonal display of autumn flowers. While they are technically in bloom in my garden, I take no credit for their horticultural success. I will take credit for the blooming delphinium - blooming finally. I have coddled this plant, purchased new this spring, and fully expect it to die this winter. (sigh). I love them but truely know that they will never, ever, bloom like the delphiniums I photographed in England this past June. (see a previous post for pics.
It's 11:57 PM so I will post NOW.


Carol said...

I am truly envious of your delphinium. I tried to grow some from seed this spring. When I set my seedlings out to harden off, no sooner than I turned my back on them, some little green caterpillars devoured them all. Next Year!

Thanks for posting for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

(Did you know that blogger let's you set the post date/time of your post, if you so desire? Just click on "post options" when editing your post and you will see where you can change it.)

Heloise Bottomley said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the shots and I went and had a look at David Perry's site. Well worth it, his winter portfolio especially. I will keep an eye out for your pics I can't wait to get a better feel for your gardens environment.

Annie in Austin said...

The delphinium is lovely, Kathryn. I won't even try to grow them here in Texas, but in IL had a few lucky summers when they thrived.

When I look at your lovely Graham Thomas I wonder if the one I left in my old IL garden is still growing - it was pretty tough for something that looks so pretty.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose