I woke up yesterday to find that several people had already posted about their April 15th blooms for the 3rd monthly Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and new posts were being added all day long and even today. I don't have a final count but I'd guess somewhere around 40 bloggers showed us their blooms! That alone was quite overwhelming, to have so many people participate in bloom day, but then seeing what some people have blooming in their gardens right now... wow! There are some colorful gardens out there beyond my Zone 5 early (mid?) spring world. I tried my best to visit each blog with a post for bloom day and leave a comment. If I missed you, let me know. A big "Thank you" to all who participated.
And then, I was totally overwhelmed when I checked out Colleen's In the Garden Online blog and found out that I was nominated for some 2007 Mouse & Trowel awards. Like many readers of this blog, I nominated my favorite blogs and hoped to get a nod in a category myself. I ended up being nominated in three categories: Most Innovation in Garden Blogging, Garden Blogger You'd Most Like to Have As a Neighbor, and Garden Blog of the Year.
I've been back to Colleen's site a couple of times to double and triple check that it was this blog, May Dreams Gardens, that was nominated and not May You Dream About Gardens, or May Gardens Dream or Gardens May Dream or some closely named blog that I was not aware of. But the links all lead back here.
First, and foremost, thank you to all who nominated me! I am very appreciation of being nominated in these three categories. You can go here to vote now for your favorite in all the categories and if you like what you see here, I'd love to have your vote.
After you've voted, I hope those of you who didn't participate in the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day yesterday will join us either yet this month or next month by posting what is blooming in your garden on the 15th. If you post today or even tomorrow, we won't say anything, we'll just assume you spent yesterday working on your tax returns. Even if you don't post about your blooms, check back here when you can because I am planning some special posting days to give everyone a chance to show off more of their gardens and garden related items, like hoes, in their blogs.
And finally, before I finish up this post and go check those nominations again, I'd also like to invite everyone to join us in the Garden Bloggers' Book Club. You can go to this blog to get to links to all the posts about how to participate.
Thank you again for the nominations, wonderful comments, and great support for my blog, May Dreams Gardens.