Posts Tagged ‘Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day’

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – October 2014

Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster at Hayefield.com

Though we had a very light frost about 2 weeks ago, only the beans and sweet potato vines got nipped, so there’s still plenty to see. As I did last month, I’ve tried to limit myself to showing only what’s new this month. Continue reading

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2014

Side Garden at Hayefield.com

It’s hard to believe that today marks the seventh anniversary of my very first Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post. GBBD itself, the glorious creation of Carol at May Dreams Gardens, started six months before that (Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day Inaugural Post). Over the years, many other garden memes have come and gone, but as far as I know, GBBD is the longest-running regular event in the garden-blogging world. It’s a great excuse to show off what looks best each month, but even more than that, it’s invaluable as a sort of journal to keep track of the weather conditions, plant performance, favorite combinations, project progress, and garden development from month to month and year to year. I tend to use it as a visual record of everything that looks good in the first two weeks of each month, but at this time of the year, there’s so much going on that for this post, I’ve tried to include only things that I haven’t shown before this year.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2014

Front Garden at Dawn ~ August 9, 2014 at Hayefield.com

Front Garden at Dawn ~ August 9, 2014

It’s been so cool here in southeastern Pennsylvania that, in some ways, it feels like this should be a September Bloom Day, rather than August. On the other hand, the lack of heat has slowed down many of the later bloomers, so some of the usual August flowers are barely getting started. There’s plenty to look at despite the weather weirdness, thank goodness, and I’m happy to present some of the highlights from the last few weeks.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2014

'Monte Negro' Asiatic lily (Lilium) with golden meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea') [July 1, 2014] at Hayefield.com

‘Monte Negro’ Asiatic lily (Lilium) with golden meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria ‘Aurea’) [July 1, 2014]

There’s been lots going on in the garden over the past few weeks, and I have plenty of flower and foliage pictures to share with you. We’re in the midst of a stormy spell right now, though, so in the interest of getting this post done before the power goes out, it’ll just be a gallery of the highlights with captions under each one. (At least, they should be there; I apologize in advance if any of the formatting is a bit wonky.) I hope you enjoy the quick tour!
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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2014

Side Garden mid-June 2014 at Hayefield.com

On the whole, the weather over the last month has been just lovely for gardening here in southeastern Pennsylvania: not too hot, and not too humid, either. The fairly regular rains have been a blessing, as well—I haven’t had to water the garden once since I finished planting about three weeks ago—except for the deluge we got two days ago. Continue reading

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – May 2014

Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Pink Ice' at Hayefield.com

Thank goodness for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day! If it weren’t for the need to occasionally stop and take pictures, I doubt I’d have taken the time to really notice what’s going on in the garden over the past month. Things are looking much tidier now, but it’s taken a lot of weeding and clipping and pruning to get them that way. (By the way, you can see larger, clearer versions of the images by clicking on them.)

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – April 2014

March sunrise at Hayefield.com

What a difference a few weeks make. Not long ago, we were experiencing the still and quiet of winter, along with the glorious sunrises that seem to happen mostly in the colder months. The first stirrings of spring, in the third week of March this year, came as distinctive sounds: the pre-dawn and pre-dark buzzing and twitterings of the woodcocks in the meadows and hedgerows, and the chirping of the spring peepers and other frogs in the vernal pools and wetlands that are common in our neighborhood.

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