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Bloom Day - April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011 12:33

Bloom Day - April 2011

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It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again! A lot of blooms showed up just in time for Bloom Day, like the Gardenia and the Sunflower, but others have been blooming non-stop for months.

It is difficult to see in the photo, but a hummingbird buzzed right past us and fed on the Mexican Honeysuckle I just planted in our front yard. I had always heard about how much hummingbirds loved this plant, but this was the first time I got to witness it first hand!  The society garlic is also beginning to bloom and will most likely continue through the summer.

The gardenia is a new plant that I have wanted for a long time but have just recently learned from other gardeners on how to keep them in the desert.  Turns out the key is a bit of morning sun and shade for the rest of the day will get them through the summer.  So hopefully mine will make it through without a hitch!

The alyssum and violas I planted in containers outside last October and they are still blooming like crazy!  Talk about performers!

The vegetable bed is doing pretty well, the melons are doing so-so.  I need to check the soaker house to make sure there are no kinks and everything is getting watered evenly.

The navel orange tree is also a new addition to the yard and was excited to capture a photo of a bee hard at work on the blossoms.  Oh, do those blossoms smell good!

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