Susan Harris
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For Bloom Day, the Local Public Garden

April 15, 2010 · 4 comments

Happy Gardenblogger Bloom Day, everyone!  No surprise to readers that I’m breaking the rules, again, by showing not my own garden but someone else’s.   This time it’s Brookside Gardens, the public garden in my county – so maybe it DOES count as mine?  Close enough.  It’s a glorious garden and although the most bloom-filled part of it was closed for a wedding the day I visited, it’s a big garden with lots of photo-worthy spots.  See the lucky bride below – lucky because the weather was gor-jus.

And just to play along with the intention of Bloom Day, here’s what’s blooming in my own garden right now:  hellebores, bleeding heart, spireas, Celandine poppy, dogwood, doublefile viburnum, cherry laurel, solomon’s seal, mazus, and gobs of bulbs.


1 Katie April 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

Brookside is always so pretty! Thank you for sharing the pics for bloom day!

I was just thinking, this morning, the public gardens REALLY need bloggers to share their bloom day pics!

2 cityslipper (small kitchen garden) April 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

I don’t object to touring a public garden on GBBD. And what a lovely garden you’ve toured! When it comes to flowers and ornamental plantings, I enjoy them so much more when someone else has done the work of planting and maintaining them!

3 Sylvana April 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm

It does count! The spirit of the day is that we get to see blooms and what is blooming where – why not your local public garden? And it does in part belong to you, really.

It is beautiful. I like the use of containers; but it is the weeping flowering tree in the first shot that made me go back for more :)

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