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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day November 2010: Better Late Than Never

I missed bloom day this November and last month I didn’t post at all.  What a shame.

When we got a spot of sun yesterday, I headed out to the garden to do some veggie garden prep.  The temperature was so warm and the day so lovely, that I quickly lost track of time puttering around.  When I ventured out to my front flower garden I was delighted to find some hardworking plants bearing flowers in the cold, rainy November weather.  Good for them.  Yet no one has been out to appreciate their hard work.   A shame.

I like listing off what’s blooming in the garden each month so I have a record (a blog is a journal after all) and it does get me out there appreciating the flowers that I have been neglecting.  I have recently been treating it as a chore.  Then to look back on my previous posts-stunning colour and shapes that change month to month so dramatically-I’m glad that I at least I have a year to review.  Less of a shame.

I’m back on track now, loving both the blooms and bloom day.  Setting aside the canning jars and root vegetables and homemade soap and all the projects for a moment to appreciate the beauty that lives on.  Better late than never, right?



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. melanie
    melanieNovember 19,10

    Keeping track of what is blooming in your garden throughout the year is a way to plan your garden. You know what blooms at the same time and as one plant fades away which ones are coming up next to fill in the gaps. Good for you to keep recording for so long :)

  2. andrea
    andreaNovember 19,10

    yes stevie, late is better than nothing at all (i was late posting too, ah well)! amongst all the chores we can at least allow ourselves to appreciate the tiny beauties around us. enjoy.

  3. Kat White
    Kat WhiteNovember 19,10

    You are right about a blog being a type of journal and I too have been missing out on opportunities to record my gardening progress. Perhaps that will be one of my blogging resolutions for next year.

    Don’t you just love that ‘Cherry Brandy’ Rudbeckia? It seems to bloom it’s little heart out for such a long time.

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