Welcome to my garden! Could any morning be finer in the garden than a cool June morning, before the heat of the day rushes in?
Here’s a few pictures of some blooms in my garden in mid-June.
This is a double daylily, ‘Siloam Double Classic’. I found this at a big box store last June for five dollars. (Sorry about the shadows, it was a sunny evening when I took pictures).
One of several hostas starting to bloom. This is ‘Baby Bunta’ which is in my miniature garden where some little coral bells and meadow rue are also blooming.
I like the Limemound spirea mostly for the light green foliage, but the blooms are pretty and dainty and attractive to bees. I cut these down to the ground in early spring, and they are now nicely sized shrubs. I might cut them back every other spring or so to keep them to a manageable size.
I have Marquerite daisies here and there throughout the garden. Doesn’t everyone? Who could have just one clump of these?
Yes, some cactus are hardy enough to withstand a midwestern winter and then give us these pretty blooms.
And in the vegetable garden, the onions are starting to bloom. And so are the tomatoes.
Here’s a list of other plants blooming now…
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
Allium – variety unknown but it is a late bloomer
Anthemis tinctoria ‘Kelwayi’ – Golden Marquerite Daisy
Chamaemilum nobile – Chamomile
Clematis integrefolia ‘Alba’ – Shrub Clematis
Clematis sp. – variety unknown, two of them.
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ – Moonbeam Coreopsis, please don’t call it Tickseed!
Echinacea purpurea – Coneflowers
Heliopsis helianthiodes – False Sunflower
Hemerocallis – ‘Stella D’Oro’
Hemerocallis ‘Siloam Double Classic’ – Daylily
Hemerocallis fulva – Tiger Lily
Heuchera ‘Petite Pearl Fairy’ – Coral Bells
Hosta ‘Baby Bunting’
Hosta – several blooming, varieties sadly not known
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’
Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’ – Spotted Nettle
Lychnis coronaria – Rose Campion
Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ – Bee Balm
Nepatica – Catmint, variety unknown
Oenothera tetragona ‘Sunspot’ – Variegated Evening Primrose
Opuntia sp. – Prickly Pear Cactus
Potentilla fruticosa ‘McKay’s White’
Rosa – White Flower Carpet
Sedum sp. – various ground covers, some with white flowers, some with yellow flowers
Spiraea sp. – variety unknown but has white flowers
Spiraea x bumulda ‘Crispa’ – Cutleaf Spirea
Spiraea x bumulda ‘Monhub’ – Limemound Spirea
Stachys byzantina – Lamb’s Ear (but I usually cut off the blooms)
Thalictrum kiusianum – Kyushu Meadow Rue
Tradescantia – Spiderwort
In the Vegetable Garden…
In the containers… a whole bunch of different flowers. I’ve chosen to skip listing them because they are all blooming and have all been blooming since I bought them and I listed them in May.
What’s blooming in your garden today?
Please join us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day by posting on your blog what’s blooming today in your garden, and then leave a comment here so we can find you and visit to see all your pretty flowers.
If you don’t have a blog, feel free to list your blooms in a comment below.
If you have too many blooms to list or not enough time, just go with your top 10 list and join us anyway. And botanical names are strictly optional! All are welcome!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence