Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – October 2011
Even though the weather has turned rather chilly, some of the flowers on the balcony are still going strong:
The passionflower gave me one last bloom after I’d brought it inside – I accidentally cut off the rest of the buds when I cut it back.
… and outside:
These violas replaced the sweet potatoes and Oxalis in the window boxes – I’m leaving in the chard (after removing the mildewed leaves), I’ll see how long it survives. I’m planning to plant a couple more on the balcony this weekend (yellow and blue ones), but whether I will actually find the time remains to be seen.
Speaking of time, I hope you’ve got more of it than me, and can check out all the other GBBD posts over at May Dreams Gardens. Thanks for hosting, Carol!
Edited to add:
My new purchases:
We’re out of blue violas at work, but the garden centre closest to where I live had cuter ones anyway – four different varieties, even. I’ll buy the yellow ones at work, though – because we’ve got the cuter yellow ones. (Besides, they’re cheaper… for me, anyway.)
And found at the work table in my bedroom:
I dug those out of the window boxes and dumped them in a box on the work table, waiting for them to go dormant – but they don’t seem to want to do that yet! No water, little light, and yet they keep on blooming!