Those of you used to my lush gardens and luscious photos may be disappointed this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
It's been a week since we moved into our temporary abode. Back at our old house (and gardens) I bet there are blooms in abundance; purple lollipops of alliums, bright shades of Mandarin Lights azaleas and fragrant rugosa roses to name a few. But that's in the past. I am officially in limbo, a horticultural lull I'm still getting used to.
As is the case with rental houses, there are few flowers, a couple of May Night salvias are struggling to bloom in the shady front yard. Two troughs of pansies leftover from the "house staging" are all that's going on this GBBD.
Did I bring some plants with me besides the pansies?
Well that's a sore subject. Sometime this week I'll be doing a blog post on "How Not to Transplant Tree Peonies". Otherwise I dug up a few small shrubs, roses and hydrangeas with permission from the new owners. (I hope to place them in the new gardens once our house is built.) Two clumps of the irreplaceable mystery alliums followed me here. And last but not least a half dozen alpine strawberry plants are now edging what I'm calling the "Make-Do Kitchen Garden". More on that soon as well.
The good news is that my new neighborhood is chock full of gardeners. And if I ever finish unpacking boxes I'll be once again "borrowing" blooms for GBBD. In fact there might be a late installment of bloom day since a short walk down the street today revealed some irresistible irises.