Monday, October 15, 2012
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 2012 - Second Summer
It's time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted once again by May Dream Gardens. Gardeners from all over the world gather to show what is blooming in their gardens. I'm cheating a bit, because of my schedules today. Some of these pictures were taken Friday, others Sunday (when it got up to 67 degrees - ahhhh!) but everything that was blooming on Sunday, is still blooming today.
In my Johnson City, NY yard, we had a lot of thing blooming on Friday, despite rain, 44 degrees and a shower of ice pellets. (hey, who turned fall off?). And then, on Saturday morning, without even a frosty morning first, we hit a record low of 26 degrees. A number of things we covered are in Plant Heaven, brought down by the record low temperatures: my white marigolds, my red dahlias, my purple peppers, my variegated basil. Let us have a moment of silence as I remember the joy each plant gave me.
This is our second mystery plant. We covered this and it came through with flying colors. We bought this last year in a local nursery at 50% off. We returned this year and they didn't have it. In a show of our usual disorganization, we now have no idea whatsoever what this plant is.
What a strange gardening year this has been.
I look forward to visiting some of your gardens later today. Happy GBBD to all!