I tried my hand at a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for the first time recently. But I was rushed. I didn't do justice to recognizing the dear host of this wonderful theme. Carol, at May Dream Gardens, invites gardeners from around the globe to share what is blooming on the 15th of each month where they live. Thank you Carol for helping us to be positive even when the weather is brutal! And brutal it was for the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. this winter. However, as the seasons change, so it seems we have finally turned the corner on the worst of the wicked weather, and the plants are exploding with that celebration. Here are a few of those today...please click on any picture to see it bigger.
A wispy wisteria gently waves at the edge of the woodlands.
So I was going to write a nice long post today. I even got up at 6 a.m. so I could fit everything in this morning. I took some photos and then when I went to download them, the computer wouldn't read the disc drive. Argh. Restart, restart, restart. Never mind. Let's just go with photos that are already downloaded from last weekend's outing.
Starting out Saturday morning, our first stop was at a local glass blower's open house. Above is a photo of some of the great pieces she makes.
After the garden art stop, we headed on to FlorAbundance, a plant sale which is held to support the local Washington Park Arboretum Foundation.
There were lots of different vendors, with all sorts of offerings to choose from.
And there were lots of people who flocked to this annual plant sale.
Here are the treasures I found.
I will be attending a preview party tonight for the Master Gardener Plant Sale, where I will select tomato plants for my garden. Karen, over at Greenwalks, has information about the Seattle Tilth plant sale, which is also held this weekend. Then next weekend is at least one other plant sale (always awesome) at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.