You don't know what you got till it's gone. Looking for likely subjects for GBBD has become a shorter process since moving. Without my large gardens and living in a rental home temporarily it makes for quick work.
Although I think about my "old" garden, I haven't been too sad. You see our new neighborhood is a community of kindred gardening spirits. You might even say, that around here everyday is Bloom Day. Each time I take a different way home I'm treated to the sight of more and more lovely gardens filled to the brim with beautiful blooms.
Meanwhile in this yard I find myself grateful for flowers I might have dismissed before. Suddenly I appreciate the ordinary orange lilies growing alongside the yellow siding. A few of the plants I brought with me are blooming too. And on a side note, the tree peonies ("How Not to Transplant a Tree Peony") I blogged about last week are showing signs of recovery with a flush of new growth.
Here's my small contribution to this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a wonderful creation of Carol's at May Dreams Gardens. And also Happy Anniversary to my husband of 27 years.
Anything but ordinary in their beauty.
Small landscape roses I brought along, whose name has escaped me.
The taxi-cab yellow blooms of Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'.
Dill blossoms in my "make-do" kitchen garden.
Pink veronica, some of the few survivors of the builder's heavy wood mulch here at the rental house.
And for my grand finale...pink crinums growing in my favorite Charleston graveyard (from last week's trip), bejeweled with raindrops after an afternoon shower.