garden bloggers bloom day july 2012

Question: How many plants are currently flowering in my winter garden?

                                              


 cottagey flowers,


euphorbia flowers,


hellebore flowers and  


Australian native flowers.

Answer:  26 plants are currently flowering in my winter garden.


I am linking this to Gardener Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens blog.
 

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  1. The cottagey blooms are just lovely, but the natives were my favourite this GBBD. I do so lovel those Correas.

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    1. Hi Bernie, I also love the natives, but I do love mixing up the natives with the immigrants to make up a multicultural garden.

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  2. Oh, you do have plants blooming! Quite many and in your winter time! I think my blooming figure is something like that too, but we're having summer here in Finland.

    Satu

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    1. Hi Satu, in some ways our hot dry summers are a bit like your winters because many plants shut down and don't grow much let alone flower. They just rest and concentrate on surviving. cheers, catmint

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  3. Wow! Hope you are well and enjoying your beautiful garden. Love the Hellebores - around here we call them Lenten Roses. ;)

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    1. hi Joy, we call them that too, but I think they are all in the hellebore family so I grouped them together. Thanks for your good wishes, I am much better and enjoying the garden very much. We are all very lucky, aren't we, to have such a passionate interest in gardens? cheers, catmint

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  4. Always very sweet, Catmint, the photos of your garden have a humility and wonder that take me back to what gardens are really about...

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    1. thanks Faisal, wonderful to share with you, dear cyberfriend.

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  5. How great it is to have so many flowers blooming, in winter!

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    1. I have never counted before, and I was quite surprised myself that so many were blooming. I think more there are more blooms in winter in my garden than in summer.

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  6. Wow! So much going on in your garden right now. What a riot of colors. Your garden must be wonderful to look at right now. Pine mulch notwithstanding.

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    1. Hi Bom, yes pine mulch seems to have done no harm - and I am pleased with how the garden's looking now. Thx for visit and comment, cm.

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  7. Love those euphorbia blooms and the mixture of different kinds flowers! And that blue flowers in first collage in the biggest pic are very pretty. Have a great week.

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    1. Hi Steph, those blue flowers are forget me nots. I don't suppose they'd grow ;in your climate. They're annuuals that keep self seeding and coming back each year. Although during the drought there weren't nearly as many as now.

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  8. That's a good piece of work here. When you count up the flowers, it's really quite a bit. I really like the first euphorb flower.....that is a beautiful bloom. Enjoy that cool weather:)

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    1. Hi Chris, lovely to hear from you, take care, cheers, catmint

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  9. Lots of lovely flowers Catmint, it looks quite summery! Hellebores flowering at the same time as Euphorbias, that must be a first or do they usually overlap? Euphorbias are still flowering here but the hellebores are still 6 months away! Your native flowers have such interesting shapes!

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    1. Hi Pauline, Hellebores here always flower in winter, euphorbias seem to flower most of the year so I think they usually overlap. I think my winter garden is usually my fave time of the year. I wanted to have the Open Garden in winter but of course they don't do it in winter. The native flowers are very different to English flowers, aren't they? Especially grevilleas, probably my favourites. cheers, catmint

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  10. Absolutely wonderful...love the mix of forms and colors...happy Bloom Day!

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  11. How lucky you are to have all those fabulous blooms in Winter, and to think we were on the edge of emigrating to your part of the world in the 1970s,

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    1. we are lucky but sometimes I think you are lucky to get a rest from gardening over the winter period. If you had emigrated we might have been neighbours!

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