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Hayefield July 4 2007

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

When I started blogging with the others at Gardening Gone Wild late last summer, I knew there was no shortage of topics to write about at that time, because there was so much going on in the garden. As fall approached, though, I heard of a few garden blogs taking a hiatus for the “off season,” and I wondered if most garden bloggers disappeared during the winter. Well, far from it, apparently: seems to me that the garden-blogging community keeps on going (and growing) no matter what the weather.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – January 2008

Forsythia viridissima Kumson Jan 15 08

I found a bloom for Bloom Day! I brought branches of ‘Kumson’ forsythia inside a week ago, but they haven’t done anything. Outside, though, a few buds are just about open. Now, I’m off to see what the rest of you have posted in the main Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2007

Aconitum carmichaelii seedling

Here in southeastern Pennsylvania, we’ve already had several weeks of below-freezing nights, as well as a variety of other weather conditions. Yesterday started out frosty, then turned foggy and mild. We’re due for another shot of cold air later today, but in the meantime, it’s pouring rain.

Fortunately, I took lots of pictures in the garden yesterday; unfortunately, there wasn’t much in the way of flowery goodness. In fact, I could find only two worth capturing. Above are a few blooms of a monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii) with seersucker sedge (Carex plantaginea). Normally, they’re held at eye-level or above, but these formed just a few inches above the ground.

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