Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day October 2013

 Day blooming miniature yellow
 Day blooming blue

 Day blooming pink
 Night blooming pink

Welcome to Garden Bloggers's Bloom day  where gardeners from all around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. My water lilies are blooming furiously. The night bloomers are huge 10 inches  or 26cm in diameter. 

Yesterday evening my water baby Sandy was rushed to the vet. I found him drooling from the mouth and walking uncoordinated. That was his second visit that same day. Earlier that morning my hubby had taken him there about a skin problem . He was diagnosed with a type of mange. The vet said that he would have inherited it from his mother at birth and that it was not infectious. She prescribed some shampoo and some skin medication.  Now Sandy is afraid of getting into the car and it was a job for me to get him in. We were concerned that a second trip to the vet would be traumatic for him. The vet suspected some kind of poisoning, I thought he may have bitten a toad. He was given something to vomit whatever he had in his stomach and a muscle relaxant to stop any seizures as well as a sedative. They told us to leave him overnight.  This morning when we called, were told that he was alert and had eaten. They told us that will be ready to go home later in the evening if he showed no other signs of illness.
To see more of what is blooming in gardens around the globe please stop by Carol's at May dreams gardens. Have a great week!


  1. The water lilies are beautiful...your ponds must be filled with flowers everywhere.
    So sorry to hear about Sandy, I hope that he is much better now.
    Our canine family members....I don't know how we would live without them....smile.

  2. so glad your Sandy is going to be alright :) what a day you'd had ! thank you for the lovely pics of the water lilies; blue is my favorite flower color (I "blame" hydrangeas growing in our yard when I was 5. :D )

  3. I'm so glad your Sandy is going to be alright :) What a day you'd had ! Thank you for posting pics of your water lilies. My favorite flower color is blue I "blame" the hydrangeas that were growing in our yard when I was 5 :D

  4. I sure hope that Sandy has fully recovered... I lost my old boy this past spring.. I still keep expecting him to be laying in the shade of a tree while I garden!.
    beautiful water lilys. I had no idea they came in those stunning colours.

  5. Hi Helen, i love most that blue one as if there is a bright light shining behind it, elegant! And oh i am so sorry for your dog, but at least it is okay now!

  6. So beautiful, Helen! I can just imagine what a sight all those waterlilies must be. I haven't seen many of the yellows around here. Very pretty!

    So sorry to hear about your Sandy's troubles. Mange can really be a nuisance.


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