Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2020

With so many sad things going on all over, it seems shallow, in a way, to spend time focusing on pretty flowers. Or maybe there’s no better time to appreciate the small joyful things that are happening daily. With that in mind, will you join me on a virtual stroll to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the garden in September?

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2020

Perennial mini-meadows at Hayefield [Nancy J. Ondra/Hayefield.com]

Heat and humidity, drought and/or deluge: the mid-July to mid-August stretch is typically the toughest part of the Pennsylvania gardening season, and this year was no exception. Though hints of fall started appearing as soon as August arrived, the best part of the show is a little late in getting going, but there are still some interesting things going on in both the garden and the meadow. Here are some highlights from the last week, starting with some annuals… Read More

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2020

Giant starflower (Ornithogalum magnum)

June in the garden–does it get any better than this? It has recently been blissfully cool here, and the foliage and flowers are lush and lovely. Even narrowing the field just to the last 10 days or so, it was really tough to pick the highlights for this month’s Bloom Day. I’m keeping the text to a minimum to make scrolling through easier. Enjoy the tour! Read More