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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What's Bloomimg in my Garden

                               White Geraniums 

                  White Alyssum  in strawberry pot

I'm new to blogger and today I just  learned about the Garden Bloggers Bloom day that begins on the 15th of every month hosted by Carol who is passionate about plants.  It's a place were garden Blogger's  summit  photos and blogs of their gardens in bloom. So here's my blog about what's blooming in my garden.

I live in the state of Michigan where winter's are long, mean and brutal to all that reside here..people, pets and plants alike.   A month ago I made my usual  fall and winter preparations, cleaning my yard of debris, trimming, pruning plants and putting my garden tools away in their proper places.

   A lovely pink annual that I forgot the name of

 This ritual never fails to make me melancholy,  I hate to see the Summer go, for I have  to wait so long for it's return.  The entire month of October, I continued my ritual while waiting for winter's icy breath.  A sharp chilly breeze  blew across my face, signaling to me, that winter is not far away.

              Cobbweb hens and chicks.

It's now November 15th,  just 10 days away from Thanksgivings and I'm still waiting, but not looking forward to winter's return. 40, 50, and 60 degree temperatures are unusual and uncharacteristic for Michigan weather this time of year.   Mother nature has prolonged my joy and  my time in the garden allowing me to walk outdoors in my spring jacket in place of a heavy coat, flip flops instead of boots, and the best prize of all a  garden still in bloom!


  1. Hi Vetsy, Thanks for emailing me! You asked about how to follow someone in Blogger. From your Blogger Dashboard (http://www.blogger.com/home), you'll see a heading "Reading List." Under that, click the tab "Blogs I'm following" and then the "Add" button under that. Then paste in the URL of the blog you want to follow. It's nice because it doesn't have to be a Blogger blog; it works for WordPress, typepad, anything! I love your pot of hens & chicks. Mine haven't bloomed yet.

  2. Hi Vetsy and thanks for stopping by my blog. I too love the country even though I live in the city.

    When you visit a garden blog look at their side bar and check out the blog list. Visit and leave comments and soon you'll have a lot of new friends!

  3. So glad that mother nature is being kind to you for a little while longer. Flip flops!!! I only get to wear them on holidays, haha.
    So glad you dropped me an email, hope you get as much enjoyment out of blogging as I do - you'll meet some fab people.

  4. Hello! Carrie thank you, I'm glad too. I'm now out of my flip flops and into my rain boots!

    it's now a little cooler, but still a little nice for November.

  5. I forgot to welcome you to blogging. I enjoyed your bloom day post. I love those blooms on the hen and chicks.

    I live in Nebraska, and we had a very early snow and freeze, but I was pleased at the number of plants that survived to enjoy the mild fall we also ended up having. We are supposed to get down to 24 in a few evenings, and cooler day temps, too.

    I am also a city dweller who thought at one time my husband and I would be living in the country and growing most of our food.

  6. Sue, I hope to one day soon be living in the country..but in a simi-rural area where I can have the best of both worlds.

  7. Sue, I would also like to thank you for pointing out Blotanical.com I had no idea it existed It's a wonderful place to view lots of lovely garden topics. Thank you.