Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15th Bloom Day and Earth Day Project Deadline

April 15th already...which means it's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at Carol's May Dreams Gardens, so head on over to see what's blooming in hundreds of gardens around the world.

My azaleas are in full bud and beginning to bloom:


Tulips, Coreopsis, Poppy:


L to R:  Poppy, Columbine, Creeping Phlox, Lobelia:


Dianthus:


Pansies:


L to R: Shade-loving Lost Tag-ID, Please?[ID'd as Woodland Phlox, by Sue, from A Corner Garden, Thanks Sue], Pulmonaria, Mertensia, Dicentra, Lamium and Tiarella:


L to R: Peony (adorned with appropriate ant-attire), Lily, Lilac, Lost Tag-ID,Please?[ID'd as Iberis/Candytuft, by Nell Jean from Secrets of a Seed Scatterer, Thanks Nell Jean], Hellebore (Ivory Prince):


And there's more...but time does not permit further uploading today! I did get my camera back though (and yes, my mom was glad to see us again). Yesterday I was able to hurry around the yard in anticipation of this mid-month event;-)

One last reminder for the Garden Bloggers Sustainable Living project/giveaway on my blog--the deadline is tonight at 11:59 so get your entries in now if you plan on participating! Over 60 garden bloggers have contributed their wonderful posts for this Earth Day celebration. You still have time...you could win a Fiskars rain barrel--or a pair of gloves from West County, or a CobraHead weeder, or some Green Cure from Garden Shoes Online, or an earth-friendly water bottle from Hip Mountain Mama, or an earth-friendly tote...so hurry;-)

I wish there were more hours in a day so I could keep up with my blogging friends and visit in a timely manner. Have patience, I will be there--despite not having done so in several weeks!

Happy Bloom Day, everyone!

Today I am thankful for spring which brings the flowers that warm my heart and soul.



Words and photos ©Thanks For Today, by Jan Huston Doble

43 comments:

  1. Oh Jan, you're photos are stunning. I especially love the grouping with the tulips, coreopsis and poppies.

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  2. Jan, you have so much in bloom, I am way behind you. It is all so pretty.

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  3. What beautiful pansy's Jan. You have so many beauties and more to show. Can't wait to see the others.
    Your azaleas are gorgeous.

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  4. I still love that subtle play of colours, using one of your photos as a frame. Just too lazy to do it myself, altho you told me how ;-)

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  5. Great looking collages. Can't help with the ID of your mystery plants....need to see more of the plant, size, leaf, etc. (even then may not know)
    Happy Bloom Day!

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  6. All your mosaics are lovely. The azaleas are gorgeous, the pansies with their adorable faces so colorful. Dianthus is one of my favorites -- blooming all year here. Thank you!

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  7. So many beautiful blooms ... your photos are terrific. I just can't get past all your lovely azaleas ... although the tulip, coreopsis and poppy collage is simply beautiful.

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  8. I like the mosaics and the way they are grouped.

    Is your lost ID flower Iberis/Candytuft?

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  9. Jan: Really enjoyed all your bloomings! Adore those azaleas, Tulips, and poppies!

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  10. Jan,
    Looks fab over there, the azaleas especially!

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  11. Yes, Nell Jean, that's what the white flower is...thanks so much;-) I still don't remember the other one though. It's a shade plant that spreads and is good ground cover. I planted it last spring and can't remember what it is now! Thanks again;-)

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  12. Oh, your azaleas are so colorful! I really love that peony bud covered in ants. Very nice photos!

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  13. Wow, Jan, what loveliness surrounds you! I enjoyed your collages. I see the candytuft was identified. I'm wondering if the other is woodland phlox.

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  14. Jan, beautiful flowers, beautiful photos.

    I wanted you to know that I wrote a post and linked to your Earth Day- Garden Bloggers Sustainable Living project... thought I should contribute. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  15. You know, Sue, I did plant woodland phlox last year, and that may be it. There are still 2 other types of plants that haven't bloomed yet and I'm waiting to see what they are as well. None of the plants came with tags...they were all marked on the outside of the pots they were in. I stacked them up (1 of each plant) but my husband tossed them out in the recycling bin before I had a chance to write the names down. Thanks, Sue;-)

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  16. After looking at photos and going out to look at the leaves, I've determined that it is Woodland Phlox, Sue...so thanks again;-) I should have written everything down before I planted them. I'll have to add some markers next to them now.

    Di, great! Thanks for joining in. I'll go check it out now.

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  17. Jan, I am so glad you got your camera back. Your photos are stunning as usual. Candytuft is my new spring favorite!

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  18. So many lovely blooms, Jan--I'm glad you got your camera back in time for Bloom Day! Your red and purple azaleas make such a striking combination. I never would have thought to mix these colors in years past, but I've found I really like it in the garden.

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  19. Jan, love those azaleas! Something that does not want to grow for me. I am amazed at all your blooms- quite a bit farther along than we are. And of course those poppies are delicious!

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  20. I especially love your shade-loving mosaic. The azaleas too. Beautiful!

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  21. Your garden has many blooms to show off and all beautiful. Mine are probably about 2 to three weeks behind yours. That's okay, snow showers are predicted for sunday. Those blooms know what they are doing about waiting a bit to emerge. Glad you had such a great turnout for the earth day postings. I have to get over and read more of them. Great idea you had. Makes everyone think a bit.

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  22. I adore pansies with their happy little faces. :) All your blooms are wonderful; I can't wait until things get in full swing here, too.

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  23. Dear Jan, Arriving somewhat late, this posting has completely overwhelmed me. You have so much in flower in the garden at the moment, it is almost unbelieveable. And you must be so thrilled for, if ever it was needed, this is surely confirmation for you that spring has arrived, largely, I suspect, as a result of a great deal of hard work.

    Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to post this glorious display of garden blooms. It has given me real pleasure.

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  24. Stunning photos Jan. I can't wait for my garden to start growing let along blooming.

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  25. aloha jan,

    i'm so impressed with all the amazing flowers blooming in your garden today, love all the colors and variety. thanks for sharing that with us and have a great weekend!

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  26. Oh, baby, Azaleas! They just don't grow well around here. It's a treat to see photos of such well-grown ones. I know how you feel about not being able to keep up. Spring is such a busy time in the garden.

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  27. I see you and your recently reunited camera have been busy. I know what you meant about not having enough time. Have a great weekend!

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  28. Beautiful spring blooms Jan. Happy Bloom Day!

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  29. Wow! Your pics and flowers are wonderful. Geez, I love spring. jim

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  30. A great collection of lovelies. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful flowers, and--as usual--a beautiful way to present them. It's always a treat to visit your bloomday postings!

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  32. It is a joy to see your garden in boom now. Happy Spring and Happy GBBD!

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  33. Good thing you have your cameras back! My goodness, you've got a lot in bloom. I've really been enjoying reading all the posts for Earth Day. Slowly, but surely, getting through them.

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  34. How lovely, Jan! I think the first unidentified bloom belongs to Plumbago family - the bloom on the upper right corner resemble the bud of plumbago I had.

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  35. Hi Chandramouli, thanks;;-) I now know for sure that the plant is Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox). I have Plumbago and it won't bloom here until late summer through early fall. I did more research after I published this (should have done that PRIOR to publishing) (!) and I finally am certain. They look very much alike and I had a hard time distinguishing them until I looked at the bloom times. Even the leaves of the phlox, before they get larger, are rounded like the plumbago. Anyway, thanks for your comment.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

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  36. Your garden is beautiful right now Jan! So many things in bloom.
    I'm glad you got your camera back!! and also so happy you had such a terrific response to your contest.

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  37. Such a lovely display. I love the 'ant attire' comment. It is so true.

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  38. Your blooms are magical and photos are super fabulous as always!Just lovely! Happy gardening..and happy Earth day...soon!
    Kiki~

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  39. Great photos, Jan. I posted so very long ago, I'm not sure it really was an official post. But it really doesn't matter. What DOES matter is that the efforts of so many people combined is quite the effect we all desire. :-)

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  40. of course it was an 'official post', SG! I wish everyone could win, as they were all wonderful...My son helped me pick numbers today so I know who the winners are and will announce it in a post...ah, soon (I hope):-)

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  41. Love the poppy! What kind is it? I just bought some... well I bought 3 plants 10 days ago and they are not in the ground yet. They are California poppies - I'll have to check the tag for the species. I'd like to get some Oriental poppies too.. I'm looking.

    I've been having a hard time keeping up with blogging too - my job keeps me too busy so I seem to use Facebook more... I find it a bit easier to use Facebook, but blogging is more fun! Wish there were more hours in the day!

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  42. Jan, maybe your mother hid the camera when it was time for you to leave so that you'd have to make another trip to her house. Just kidding. Glad you have the camera back in your hands.

    Your blooms are amazing and you're a fantastic photographer.

    I have a lot of the same plants but they don't look nuttin' like yours.

    I know what you mean about there not being enough time. Bothers me some that can't get to everything I'm interested in. That's life, I guess.

    donna

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  43. Hi Jan, your flowers are just beautiful!!!

    I have a few of the same things blooming. Guess I'd better get out there and get some photos.

    Don't you love the woodland phlox. I'm so disappointed that mine are not doing well. Too much root competition from shrubs I think. I need to fix that ASAP.
    Marnie

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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