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Monday, December 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2008 Review

Since I have very little to show for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day in December I'll display a review of each Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post over 2008 that I've done. Inside this post you will see one or two pictures from each post that in my view are the best of the blooms. Unfortunately I missed a few months like February, July, and November but all the others are accounted for with plenty of photos! The highlight of the Bloom Day Pictures for me was the Monarch Butterfly I photographed in October. Click on the Month to go to the original post for more pictures of my garden! Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens for more Bloom day posts.

Nandina Berries

Bradford Pear Buds



Redbuds and Dogwoods

'Caradonna' Salvia

'May Night' Salvia with an Achillea backdrop

Asiatic Lilies


Verbena x hybrida

'Oranges and Lemons' Gaillardia
'Longwood Blue' Caryopteris

October 2008
Monarch Butterfly on Asclepias

Pink Cosmos


  1. Hi Dave, what a good idea! I love the monarch shot too, it has it all! I was loving the salvias, but then the lilies are the most spectacular, those large waxy flowers are scene stealers! I need more lilies!

  2. You had a good year for blooms for sure. Monarch's are top butterfly aren't they? Those salvias are spectacular!

  3. What a lovely look back, Dave. :) Before you know it, we'll be looking for those first, tentative shoots again.

  4. Hiya Dave,

    It looks so festive against your green background.
    The Monarch is the star.

    Just planted my last tulips this morning. Five months to wait.
    Have a good Xmas.

  5. Dave,

    This is a perfect post! What a good idea for those of us with little to show in December! Do you hear a new meme emerging!

    The flowers you've shown are lovely but I have an especial fondness for the henbit post! An underappreciated 'wildflower'!


  6. Very clever idea for GBBD today Dave! A nice review of the year's blooms. Your garden has a wonderful four season display of color. :)

  7. A great retrospective look at blooms in your garden. The Monarch is just magnificent--is your garden a Monarch Waystation?

    We're all longing for the good old summertime again!


  8. Hi Dave, I like the way you planned this post out. You did have some nice photos to share. I always love it when butterflies come into my garden and I can capture them. That always makes my day. Your colors are lovely. Jan

  9. 'capture' the butterflies with my CAMERA, I mean:)

  10. Great post Dave. I love all the flower you have included in this post.
    BTW, I've been meaning to tell you how much I like your new header.

  11. This was an excellent idea Dave. Great layout!

  12. Love your year of blooms! And you know how you go your whole life not hearing a certain word and then you hear it twice or more in close succession? That's the case for me and nandina, which is just one hardiness zone away from ideal for me. Pout! It looks wonderful.
    ~ Monica

  13. This is my first time to check out your post. Thanks for a nice trip down memory lane. I can't wait for spring!

  14. Love the look back through the year. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

  15. What a fabulous year in your garden! I'm sorry to hear about your cat in today's post. It hurts to lose a loved one.


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