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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! October 2014

Happy Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day!

My blogging time is scarce these days but I’ve been pushing to get a Wordless Wednesday post out since their quick and easy and keep me in the game. I really love GBBD and always feel inspired to try to post something, even if it looks like the exact same post from the year before. I’m planting some bulbs this month and some new perennials too, with the hope that we’ll have some fresh, new things happening here next year. I’m already excited for 2015 and as I do every year, I’m having some difficulty saying goodbye  to this year’s garden.  I should really do a proper garden update but here are some snapshots of what’s blooming today.IMG_7413Looking down, there’s lots of orange, quite a bit of green and some not yet dealt with veggies that need to be removed. IMG_7416The lemon zest petunias are still blooming, just a little, but this was a long run for petunias in my book!IMG_7412We have lavender blossoms that still smell beautiful.
IMG_7410Giant zinnias, actually they weren’t so giant, but that’s okay.IMG_7407The candy cane zinnias kind of grew on me..IMG_7405We have garden mums scattered here and there.
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Be sure to check out the other garden blogger’s Bloom Day posts on May Dreams Gardens by clicking here.

Gosh it feels good to blog!

Hope to be back soon!

Enjoy Everything!

Michele

 

Rooting Coleus

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Here’s what we were up to at Bass River last week! Michele

Originally posted on Bass River Gardens:

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The coleus plants were so pretty  that we wanted to save some for next year.

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This one is nice!

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We cut some off of the plants and trimmed off the leaves.

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We put one in a clay pot with water.

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Some of the cuttings are in a clear glass jar with water.

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We put some in a mix of half perlite and half potting soil.

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We even put one in a bottle!

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Now their all sitting together in the sun in our kitchen.

We’re looking forward to learning about which coleus cuttings grow roots first!

Photos and text by Barbara, Laurie and Michele

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Wordless Wednesday-9/24/14 Welcome Home Sweet Camera

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IMG_7319I took the lens cover off of my camera at Marconi Station on Cape Cod in August, to take the most beautiful beach shot in the history of the world, to find my lens shattered  a million tiny pieces. It’s back from the shop and I’m so happy! Here’s what happened in the few minutes right after UPS delivered it yesterday. (Sorry for the words, this post just needed some context so it wouldn’t be totally random!)

Love, Michele