15 September 2016

#BBColorOurWorld~Black

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I am proud to be a part of a group of bloggers called Blooming Bloggers.  We meet on Facebook to discuss blogging issues and to support one another with social media.  Our common ground is gardening (see what I did there?  common ground) and we also support each other through that as well.


We came up with the idea of a monthly series of posts centered around colors.  A garden's favorite thing to do is to use color to accent or highlight or to make someone say, "Wow!"  Colors permeate through much of what we do all throughout life as well, so you will get the chance to see a variety of posts all focus on one specific color for the month.

In September we chose black.  If nothing, gardeners are fearless.

I knew we were starting strong and with quite a challenge, but you will see that these bloggers rose to the challenge, so without further ado, let me introduce you to each blogger and their post this month.

Say hi to Teri Schuler from The Freshman Cooks.  Teri made these delicious Midnight Black Whoopie Pies.  Don't they look divine?  I swear, I almost picked up my keys and drove to house (in North Carolina) to get one!


Next up is Lynne Cherot from Sensible Gardening.  Lynne wrote up the most comprehensive post on black flowers.  These babies are nothing short of gorgeous and what beautiful bouquets they would make for you!


Shoshi Brandt from Blooming Secrets also shows us how to incorporate black into the garden with a variety of plants, blooming and nonblooming, that feature the color black.  Shoshi reminds us that black can be combined with many colors to create a striking arrangement in the garden.


I love visiting Renee Fuller's blog The Gardening Frog because she likes to mix it up on her blog, posting a variety of interesting articles on a wide variety of topics.  Her post on incorporating a touch of black in home decorating is sure to inspire you as you decorate your own home.


Then there's me.  You will remember that recently I posted about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly that has made residence at our home in the blog post here.


I hope you enjoyed our round up on the color black. Next month we will feature the color ORANGE and we will post our round up on the third Thursday in October.  Looking forward to seeing you then!


26 comments :

  1. What a fun concept! Sounds like you guys have an amazing little group. Beautiful examples of black :)

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  2. Black is a different color especially when gardening! The calla lily looks awesome in that color!

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  3. That was very punny! :) "Rose to the challenge" :)
    I love the frames going down the wall by the staircase, I'd love to do that. Just my luck it would look like Hogwarts after Voldemort and company ransacked the school. Sorry, I have Harry Potter on the brain. :D
    XO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  4. I love how you all had the same theme, but everyone's posts were so different. The whoopie pies look absolutely delicious too! Great idea to all do a color theme each month. I look forward to finding out next month's color.

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  5. These are all interesting ideas to use the color black. I love that you all meet on Facebook and collaborate with each other.

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  6. This looks awesome, Terri!

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  7. Interesting never considered using Black as a garden theme..

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  8. I always heard to incorporate a little black in each room when you are decorating. I didn't even realize to do that in my garden too. I love that their are "black" plants too.

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  9. How fun, I love colors! And black is so classic, usually that is what I like to decorate with!

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  10. What a fun idea. Those whoopie pies look amazing. Black is an interesting color to use for a theme.

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  11. black is one of my favorites because you can literally adapt it to anything and it works in a variety of different spaces!

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  12. I've read that gardening is the largest hobby in the world! I would love to find a group with similar interests. I love easy gardening, lol!

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  13. What a fun concept! Sounds like you guys have a great group and cool ideas. awesome examples of black.

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  14. What a fun theme for a photo challenge!! I love seeing how others find different pictures for the same theme.

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  15. What a cool idea! You don't often think of black and gardening even though it seems to be prevalent in maybe everything else. Also those whoopie pies looked amazing!!

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  16. That is a really fun idea! I love having a support network of like minded bloggers :) It really keeps me motivated.

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  17. I love this idea! I live in Central PA, so whoopie pies are a big deal around here. Those looks great and are perfect for the season.

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  18. Ooooooo love the theme!!!! So fun that y'all had the same theme yet everything was uniquely different!!!!

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  19. I love the black theme, especially with Halloween coming up so soon!

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  20. I love color black but not a huge fan of it. I like sassy colors more like pink but sometimes I wear black colors too.

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  21. What a cool idea to have a color theme for a roundup. I really like these blog posts too! I'll have to stop by and read them.

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  22. I am ready for winter so I can wear more black! And I want to check out the gardening with black post-so cool!

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  23. Your group sounds like it is a lot of fun with some inspiring ideas. I love the color black and so this post was perfect for me.

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  24. My favorite color is black. I am a florist and my best friend owns a green house so I especially enjoyed the black flowers. I actually did a wedding once with the black calla lilies :)

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  25. This is a creative and interesting concept and I love the diversity of the posts. Looking forward to more!

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