Friday, October 9, 2009

To Blotanical




This rose is for Blotanical. With it I offer my thanks to Stuart for starting this great gathering place for garden bloggers.  I have found a family of bloggers who come visit me and support me in my rambles about my garden. And, thanks to Blotanical, I can visit oh so many blogs. It's like taking loads of garden tours in one day. I love it.

Sometimes I fall asleep with images from others' gardens in my head. What a wonderful way to fall asleep. My life is richer because of the gardener gathering made possible on Blotanical. I can never say enough thank yous. So I offer you my favorite peony rose in bloom as I write.



 

 

 

You can find Blotanical at http://www.blotanical.com/.

20 comments:

Gail said...

It is a great place! Lovely photos...I hope the rose is fragrant, it looks like it smells delightful. gail

T Opdycke said...

You do indeed have an enchanting secret garden to visit and I can almost smell the rose fragrance rising from the photos.

tina said...

It is simply beautiful and a very nice offering to Blotanical indeed.

Nell Jean said...

I just wish I'd thought to join Blotanical sooner. There are a number of Blotanical members I knew before, but I never expected to find so many in one place with so much to share. It has widened my Gardening Horizons.

Lovely rose, Mary Delle. Can you call its name?

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

A sweet post and a gorgeous rose!!... Oh Blotanical, a site that connect people across the globe... ~bangchik

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

What a wonderful tribute to Blotanical!

azplantlady said...

Oh, I agree with your sentiments. I am quite addicted and love seeing glimpses of gardens around the world and meeting wonderful people.

Urban Green said...

"Sometimes I fall asleep with images from others' gardens in my head"
This sounds so familiar, Mary. I actually go to bed thinking about plants and ever since I have been blogging, it's just been so great.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Mary! We are glad that you joined Blotanical! Your flowers are charming.

vrtlarica said...

Lovely rose and very intensive color. Very powerful words and Im sure that many people on Blotanical feel the same way

Kanak Hagjer said...

Lovely tribute to Stuart and Blotanical, Mary Delle. Amazing place to be in. And your rose is beautiful!

Lucy Corrander said...

I agree. My view on the world has changed quite a lot through Blotanical. It's not only a way to visit gardens - it's a way to visit people of other cultures too. I would guess that even though Stuart finds it a lot of work (and probably frustrating at times too) he is very proud of it. He certainly has reason to be.

Such lovely bright colours you display on your blog.

Lucy

Di said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing yourself.

Beautiful rose photos and I love the Strelitzia... one of my favorite flowers.

Rosey Pollen said...

Ahhh... that is so sweet!
I am smitten with that pink and I wish I could grow something as lovely as that.
Rosey

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I'm happy to have met you here! My problem is finding time to visit you, and others, on a regular basis. It is hard to manage my time, without blogging! But Blotanical makes me sit way too long on the computer and the days go by, and I wonder where the time went;-) It is so much fun, though--and I've learned so much, and met so many wonderful people! I love your peony rose;-)

Joanne said...

What a lovely post. Without Blotanical there would not be the need to take so many photos and it gives such a purpose for taking them

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Yes, many thanks to Stuart who started this great meeting place and how nice of you to give him a rose.~~Dee

Autumn Belle said...

This is a lovely peony rose in sweet striking pink. Mary Delle, I am glad to have known you through blotanical and I thank you so much for your visits and nice comments. As for me, I am suffering from the aftermath of too much blogging since joining blotanical 3 months ago. Blotanical is so captivating, now I need to keep up with my real life work too! Please pardon me for my on/off appearance.

Msrobin said...

It is a wonderful place, isn't it? Blotanical has truly enriched my life, and my garden is all the better for it.

Linda said...

What a sweet idea. I also have found that joining Blotanical has greatly increased my joy in garden blogging and introduced me to wonderful gardeners from around the world