Bloom Day October 2014

Guest-hosted by Evie the Cat.


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Not another Bloom Day…and you’ve got nuthin’

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Wait, I got it! Why don’t you show them your nerines?*

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Let’s see what else we’ve got…

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Evie, those aren’t blooms!

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I better take over. Bloom on the snaky succulent Senecio anteuphorbium

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Oh, that was exciting…except not really. At least the variegated manihot has some personality.

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A self-sown Solanum pyracanthum, long-standing member of the summer 2014 Bloom Day Hit Parade

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Salvia ‘Love & Wishes’ was planted mid-summer.

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Wow, now you’re really reaching. Might as well show the nerines again.

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I know…those orange bobbles!

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The annual Emilia javanica ‘Irish Poet’ still looking as fresh as summer.


Carol at May Dreams Gardens collects monthly Bloom Day posts year-round.


*Note to Grace: Remember when finding new plant blogs was almost as exciting as receiving plants in the mail? Well, that’s how I felt when I discovered Matt Mathus’ blog Growing With Plants. In one of his many erudite posts, about five paragraphs deep into a dissertation on his gorgeous nerines, he mentioned that he had lots of extra bulbs, and if anyone wanted any, to let him know. That was probably my first experience of the interwebs made real, when it ceased being an abstraction and became peopled with like-minded sorts full of curiosity and generosity, like Nan Ondra who gave me the emilia seeds, and you too, for instance. And that’s the little story I promised you about how I came to have a pot of nerines.

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8 Responses to Bloom Day October 2014

  1. Kris P says:

    Evie’s guest post was entertaining – a very cat-like perspective (although I’m surprised she didn’t comment on the superiority of edible grasses as my Pipig would have). I don’t know why there are no Nerines in my garden – I must fix that. Happy GBBD, Denise!

  2. Oh Evie, you’re a cutie, and I like the orange bobbles.

  3. Deanne says:

    Well, it’s a good thing Evie didn’t fall asleep halfway through posting this. What a cutie. Love the photos as always Denise. Great post

  4. Lisa says:

    I´m glad Evie enjoys the blooms too! I think the variegated manihot is great even if it has no blooms…I wonder what do manihot blooms look like…

  5. hoov says:

    Evie is so pretty, who needs flowers?

  6. Dustin says:

    Best… bloom day… ever! 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Every so often that Solanum self sows for me too. As long as it’s not in the crack of a walkway where I tread with bare feet, I’m good with it.

  8. Pam/Digging says:

    Well, that was delightful. Evie is a hostess with an entertaining personality.

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