Today is GBBD and gardeners all over the world are photographing what is blooming in their gardens today and linking with Carol at May Dreams Garden to share what they have found.
As much as I enjoy participating in this meme it has I think become almost too popular and I personally find it impossible to look at all the posts I would wish to. I use bloomday as a record of what is flowering on one day of the month but realistically during spring and early summer things change weekly if not daily so in future I will be photographing everything in flower every Wednesday and using the images as my Wordless Wednesday post. That way there won’t be masses to read and you can hopefully just enjoy the slideshow while having a cup of tea or coffee. I will find having this photo record more useful for comparing year on year changes and planning what is needed. On other days I’ll concentrate on particular areas of the garden or plants that are performing well at that time.
The other reason for deciding to opt out of GBBD is that seeing a lot of beautiful images of individual blooms doesn’t tell me anything about how the garden actually looks. I want to share with you more longer views of how the plants work together with the foliage to produce the ‘Garden Experience’. I have to admit that I enjoy seeing longer views of your gardens too. Of course, I will still sometimes highlight a particular plant and show it in more detail.
A garden is not, for me, a collection of individual blooms or plants but rather how they work together to create beautiful combinations and interesting vistas.
If you click on the image above of the Dianthus you will see a slide show of what’s blooming today in My Hesperides Garden, with some longer views too so it all makes more sense I hope.
I look forward to seeing what you have flowering today.