Monday, October 15, 2007

Bloom Day

Hello Fellow garden Bloggers. I have made the leap. The following is the beginning of my garden blog here at Greenbow. Welcome one and all. I will look forward to joining in the Bloom Days and hearing from one and all. I think this first blossom of a snowball bush in my garden is an appropriate photo for my first photo posted to my first blog. This poor plant has had a difficult time getting established. I tend to move my plants around and around until I find the best placement. Unfortunately I can't seem to "see" the best placement for plants at their original planting. Luckily this bush survived and lived to bloom. In the background is some Bronze Fennel blooming.

The wild asters here at Greenbow are towering over our 4'fence. They are such wonderful asters as they haven't had any extra water this horribly dry summer and continue to grow and bloom.
The bees are most happy about the asters refusal to keel over from lack of water.

Russian sage and golden rod are also thumbing their noses at the rain gods.

This blue clematis is giving a bloom or two as a nod to fall.

I don't think anything can keep the carpet roses down. This pink one has been here for years. It smells good too.


  1. I'm so excited that you finally started a blog and that your first post was for Bloom Day. I'm going to add you to my list of Hoosier garden blogs on my side bar.

    I love the picture of the asters over the fence, and the close up of the bee on the aster.

    Good luck and I'll be checking back for more posts!

    Carol at May Dreams Gardens

  2. I'm a fellow Indiana garden blogger too. Welcome to Garden Blogger Bloom Day. Congratulations on your first post! I'll be checking back too.

  3. Hi, fellow Midwestern gardener! Nice photos - is that Clematis 'Ramona'? It's a beauty.

  4. Thanks so much for your comments.

    Yes, Mr Mcgregors daughter the clematis sure is Ramona. Isn't it a beauty!!

  5. Hi and welcome to the blogging world. I am a relative newby too! I am excited to see that you have used goldenrod ornamentally. I have as well although they can be a maintenance problem because they love, love, love Long Island NY soil!
    Is yours a cultivar or straight species? I have grown both, but in a non-native perennial garden the cultivar 'Fireworks' is remarkable.

    I'll "check back" to your blog often. Congradulations!


  6. Hello kjohnson, Yes I have two types of Goldenrod. The one I pictured was a gift from a friend from her garden and she calls it Solidago. The other Goldenrod was a gift from nature. Both grow in the front garden where it soil is sandy and DRY. Both are very prolific but easily maintained.

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

  7. Welcome!! Glad to have another Indiana blogger to "garden" with. I also move plants around the garden until I find just the right spot for them, usually they don't mind. I will add you to my list of gardening friends, and check back often.

  8. Hi Lisa and welcome to the wonderful world of garden blogging.

    I'm a newbie as well, having started my blog in February this year.

    Your first post is a very good beginning and we look foward to sharing your garden with you.

  9. Beautiful Clematis! I bought what was supposed to be 'Ramona' at Home Depot a couple years ago and it turned out to be something else. :-( I was so disappointed.

    Welcome to the world of garden blogging!


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