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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bloom Day

Happy Bloom Day. Please enjoy my first Bloom day....

Gail

The Hellebores continue to bloom and amaze.


a Shy crocus

Spring Beauty




Carolina Jessamine


Daffodil with Grape hyacinth




Daffodils whose names I have misplaced




Crocus among the Bottle Brush grass



Toothwort/Dentaria laciniata


False rue anemone





Vinca minor and unknown daffodil

SpiceBush

Forythia

Winter Blooming Honeysuckle

51 comments:

  1. You were working on your new post as I was reading a couple of your other recent ones! :-) Great Spring Photos! I'm going to make a post of my ONE blossom so far. (I was thrilled to pieces to find it, but I really don't want things to rush along, as it's still pretty early up here.) Happy Spring!

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  2. I'm SO jealous! We have over a foot of snow on the ground here still, so I'll have to live vicariously through your gardens for another month or so....

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  3. You have quite a bit blooming in your garden. It must be a delightful place to be right now. Welcome, spring!

    And welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  4. Shady Gardener,

    So glad you stopped by...this is quite an adventure...

    We have blooms in February, some very early daffodils and brave crocus. I know I will see yourbloom in April.

    Gail

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  5. cinj,
    Sorry about the snow...but next month I will be looking at your spring photos and wondering where spring disappeared to...

    gail

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  6. Carol,

    Thank you, I feel like the newest kid on the block, but I have had the kindest welcome from all of you.

    This is a great tradition you started, such a fun way to meet and greet.

    gail

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  7. You have so many sweet flowers. And like Yolanda Elizabet, I see you have hellebores in bloom. Your garden must smell lovely with those hyacinths and the Carolina jessamine going strong.

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  8. Gail, you have some interesting and different things in bloom. Particularly, the toothwort, is that a woodland wildflower? The spicebush grabbed by attention also, it is very fragrant, right? Good job and welcome to the bloom day. This is one of my favorite things about blogging, getting to see what's in bloom in everyone's gardens!
    Frances at Faire Garden

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  9. Gail .. I'm going to have to NOT read your blog for a while ..
    You have no snow and you have plants waking up .. I'm so jealous !
    And the fannypack to carry your pruners etc .. around .. I may even finally break that barrier too ! Hubby always thought it was a good idea .. I put my pruners down and so many times I don't know WHERE .. not like I don't have more of them .. but JEEZ ! LOL
    Joy

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  10. Not bad for a first time, not bad at all! I just love seeing all those littlw bulbs come into bloom.
    Welcome to GBBD!

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  11. Your garden is way ahead of mine. I love the wildflowers blooming. All of your blooms are lovely.

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  12. Pam,

    It does smell sweet but the prevailing winds blow the honeysuckle fragrance over everything. Looking forward to your bloom day.
    Gail

    Gail

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  13. Frances,

    Toothwort is a ephemeral woodland wildflower. I love it. This is the first time the little spicebush bloomed...it's only been in since the fall so it must be happy.
    I agree seeing all the gardens, talking gardens and meeting gardeners is one of my favorite things about blogging.

    Gail

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  14. Joy,

    I would miss you...so don't look, just go to the comment section and we can have coffee!

    I say Show Me The Garden Holster!

    Gail

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  15. Gintoino,

    Thank you...there are some terrific bloggers to learn from...I am going to rush over and peak at your garden

    Gail

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  16. Lis,

    Indiana is just that much further north to make you wait with joy filled anticipation for spring....I am going to stop by your place for a visit this morning. I had planned on being out but we are having a spring thunderstorm.

    Gail

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  17. Great first bloom post, Gail. I love your town and Tennessee has got to be one of the most scenic states in the US of A !

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  18. great shots, I love them all. are you on deviantArt?

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  19. carolyn gail,

    Thank you...I am still learning macro so the photos are still fuzzy.

    Tennessee is a beautiful state....I have been here 30 years so it feelis like home.

    gail

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  20. The toothwort looks very pretty. Is it a native plant?

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  21. melanie,

    yes it is native....all the way up to New England. If you have a woodland spot it would love to visit your garden..It's a spring ephemeral so it will disappear once the trees leaf out. Here is site to get more info:
    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CACO26

    gail

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  22. love the daffodil/grape hyacinth combination..

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  23. Tina,

    I always like those two together,

    Gail

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  24. Ooh, ooh, ooh - dark Hellebore blooms! How great to have wildflowers in bloom already. The Anemonella/Thalictrum thalictroides is my fave, but the Dentaria is cute too. The bi-color Daffodil looks like 'Ice Follies.' Sorry I can't ID the other.

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  25. MMD,

    May I shorten your name?! Thanks for the id...I do believe it is Ice Follies...Soon Mt Hood will be blooming!

    What wildflowers are in your garden?

    gail

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  26. is the spicebush lindera benzoin? a fellow student just presented on it. sounds so neat. you have a great, great array of wildflowers. i guess they work best in chez cedar glade?

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  27. Tina,

    Indeed it is Lindera Benzoin...I ought to have listed the latin names but I didn't. I am committing to doing that from now on!

    I really try to grow wildflowers that are happiest in Central Basin conditions. They're happy and I get to enjoy them.

    Just my thing!

    Gail

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  28. Happy First Bloom Day, Gail! What a lovely selection for your inaugural post. I can't wait to see the spring beauties blooming here in PA, but I think that'll take another 3 weeks or so. And what a lovely jessamine; it's obviously very happy with you.

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  29. nan,


    Thank you..this is such fun...I was telling my husband that I have been visiting gardens all over the US and even Europe.

    Do you have lawns covered in spring beauty...this neighborhood has several lawns that are all spring beauty....I am a bit jealous!

    Gail

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  30. gail-where do you get SUCH COOL things for your garden? did you choose the specific varieties by purpose or by chance? i am a by chance person. i had never heard of a spicebush until last week so i am amazed you grow it-and so well!

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  31. Welcome to bloom day. I love the name of your blog- could be one here in Austin with a name like that since that's what many of our gardens are filled with.

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  32. So many lovely spring blooms. Nothing is blooming in my garden yet so I content myself by enjoying everyone else's.

    This is my first GBBD too. Isn't it fun!

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  33. Bonnie,

    So much clay such hard work! Thanks for the welcome I am having such fun, no one told me it was addictive,

    gail

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  34. lintys,

    Welcome and it is too much fun, should this much fun be illegal?

    Gail

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  35. Tina,

    Good questions...

    I had a garden guru who educated me about native Tennessee plants and then I read everything I could about the Central Basin.

    I have a few places I shop plants...Growild, Moore and Moore, Native Gardens (mail order) and Hewitts. Hewitts has the best sedum collection, btw.

    I look for what I know will grow here and I still buy by chance!
    Gail

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  36. chililady,

    Deviantart...hmm? I love the Elle look on your photo.
    Gail

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  37. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comMarch 15, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so happy you wrote the name of grape hyacinth! I have been trying to remember what it was. Thank you!
    Kathryn

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  38. Kathryn,

    I loved your blog. I notice that I can either remember the latin name or the common name, not both! Aging is so much fun.

    gail

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  39. Gail- so many blooms for you and happy you've joined in the fun of GBBD. Your Jessamine looks like it is very happy spring is close by and the grape hyacinth is so bright and colorful.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Meems@HoeandShovel

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  40. Lovely daffodils. I bet that honeysuckle smells divine.

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  41. It's nice to see so many native plants. I keep looking for the spring beauties here, but haven't seen one yet.

    Your Carolina jessamine looks great! I just planted one 2 days ago, but I'm not sure about the winter hardiness here.

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  42. meems,

    Thank you for visiting. Have I told you how much I love your flowers, beautiful.

    Gail

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  43. entangled,
    Natives are the way to go in my yard...glad you like them. Wil you be posting pics of yours?

    Gail

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  44. salix tree,

    It smells divine...you are so right. Glad you stopped by.

    Gail

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  45. Happy first Bloom Day! We have nothing but 'almost open' snowdrops outside here but we're enjoying a few indoor blooms.
    I love those dark Hellebores! You're lucky to have so many lovely blooms. We have much to look forward to!
    It's great fun to see what's blooming all over the world, isn't it? :)

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  46. I really enjoyed seeing your native plants in bloom, the spring beauty, the toothwort, and the false rue anemone.

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  47. Kerri,

    I keep seeing those fabulous snow drops and I am getting them this fall! Thanks for stopping by...your forced bulbs are beautiful

    Kathy,

    hello...glad you stopped by. I love the natives best of all, glad you enjoyed them. See you in April!

    Gail

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  48. Hello Gail,

    Yes, clay and limestone is what we have in Austin, too - along with daffodils and Carolina jessamine - it's interesting to see how far certain plants range on blooming day, isn't it? I don't have Spice bush but it's supposed to be a native out to the west of Austin.

    Happy first blooming day!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  49. Congratulations on your first Garden Blogger Bloom Day! I would have to say it was a success! So many pretty spring blooms.

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  50. Hi there, Gail and congrats on your first GBBD post :-)

    Great images of Spring in your garden! I do hope you will join us again next month as I am very intersted to see what you will have in flower then :-D

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  51. What lovely early blooms. Thanks for sharing them. I'm a late guest to the party having just posted about an English spring today.

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