Friday, March 14, 2008

My First Garden Blogger's Bloom Day Post

Being younger than my sister Carol has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is that by the time I was born, all the available green thumb genes in the family had been dispersed, and there were none left for me.

But the advantage is that my sister freely shares her horticultural expertise and is quite generous in sharing her garden excesses. So, when my gardening instinct kicked in much later in life, I turned to Carol to guide me and help me get started. And despite my brown thumb, I have found that I really do enjoy digging in the dirt and gardening.

In fact, one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was so that I could share in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.

Seriously.

So here it is. My very first Garden Blogger's Bloom Day Post. I'm so proud (excuse me while I wipe that tear away, ok?)

Yesterday evening, the 13th, was a beautiful evening and I was very excited to set off with my camera in search of all my beautiful blooms. I really haven't been out much this spring as we've had some other distractions of late in our household and I wasn't quite sure what all I'd find.

Ummmm......BLOOMS? Where are you???



Oh...here is one....



Three little crocus buds by the Scarlet Oak Tree in our front yard.
I'm sure I have other plants blooming. Surely I do.....




OK. More crocuses. But get a load of this!


WHITE......crocuses.....
Ok. So now I'm getting a little more desperate....
Isn't there ANYTHING else alive in my garden?
I'm looking.....here are some fish that made it through the winter.
HI FISHEYS! Here's your first meal of springtime.


Here is something alive under something green, although it's not a bloom, at least it's green.

It's an Alberta spruce.....Carol has posted about these particular alberta spruces. They attract big, ugly spiders for some reason....and apparently cats as well.


Is there anything green under here trying to peak it's way through?


Nope. Just a camouflaged cat waiting to pounce. But we spoiled her attack plans.


Sighh.....next month. Next month I'll have lots of blooms to share, I'm sure. And next fall, I'm going to plant more and more bulbs so I'll have lots of laughter coming up in my garden for March 2009 Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.

16 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Love the little blooms. They don't make it here in our heat:(

Sherry at the Zoo said...

Very nice post, dearest youngest sister. Welcome to Bloom Day. Next time I see you I'll have to explain the difference between flowers and pets!

Carol, Your Sister from May Dreams Gardens

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I loved seeing your crocus. I was hoping that my purple ones would pop up today but no...

I like seeing your cats too. No matter what the older sister might think I believe that you know the difference between flowers and pets. Don't you?? tee hee..

rusty in miami said...

Welcome to bloom day Carol’s sister. You did well for your first post.

gintoino said...

Welcome to bloom day Sherry. The crocuses are wonderful and the beautiful cats really compensated the shortege of blooms

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Good show! Those Crocuses looked beyond bud stage to me. Victoria, Muncie & Missy are too cute! Nice cats. I'm sorry but I can't say anything nice about Violets-in-Bloom. (Can you tell I'm a dog person?)

Bonnie said...

You're growing cats! I love it, those cats hiding all over. Good entry.

Frances, said...

It is interesting to hear from the youngest sister, always getting her way says the older ones? You have the most key element in being a very fine gardener, or anything else for that matter, enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing and we really enjoyed your first bloom days post. Yes, more bulbs in fall, we will all be making the bulb sellers RICH! Love your hiding kitties as well.

Frances at Faire Garden

lintys said...

Sherry, this is my first GBBD too! I've been having a great time visiting everyone's gardens and I have to say yours has been a hoot and a highlight.

I see you've inherited a similar sense of humor to your sister's! This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back for more fun!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Sherry, welcome to GBBD! I'm so glad you joined up and very glad you started blogging. Your blog has been the source of many chuckles and even hysterical laughter.

mon@rch said...

I have been seeing these bloom days all day today! I only wish I had some flowers blooming to also post! Great shots!

Annie in Austin said...

Oh Sherry, you're caught now - seeing other people's flower posts led to my bulb purchases, too.
And you know what - I'm really glad those photos made me do it! Next year you will be glad, too.

No crocus here so you're still two-up in that department!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

shirl said...

Hi there Sherry, congrats on your first Bloom Day :-D

You do know what they say - its the taking part... You still have lovely blooms (I like white crocus) and next month we will be able to see the progress of your garden - that's the fun part :-D

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

Nice early blooms! I enjoy looking at flowers and writing novels. The protagonist of my second novel ( called S.A.D and still in the works) is a gardener and her best friend is a home schooling mom. I enjoyed the humor in your blog.

kate said...

You are far ahead of me with your beautiful crocus. I had to resort to indoor houseplants, so kudos to you for finding blooms outdoors.

I just only realised you are Carol's younger sister ... it only took a while ... duh! I love your menagerie (if my son let me, I'd have a houseful of cats, and at least one more lab).

Your duct tape story above still has me laughing!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.