Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for June 2009!
Today’s post is brought to you by a cool spring with rain whenever we seemed to need it. I wish that every spring could be like this one.
It’s also brought to you by the color yellow.
From the first tomato blossoms to the ubiquitous ‘Stella D’Oro’ daylilies, which I swear every year I’m breaking up with but don’t, I have an abundance of sunshiny yellow and gold colored blooms right now.
In case you have just joined us in this world of gardening and don’t know what ‘Stella D’Oro’ daylilies look like, here’s a picture of some in my garden.
Yes, it is the very one that is planted in the landscape of every shopping mall, office complex, and gas station in every zone it can grow in. Do you like how I combined it with that garish magenta of Lychnis coronaria?
I don’t. I need to do something about that, but I probably won’t.
I also have golden yellow Coreopsis lancelota blooming in my garden, started from seed several years ago.
I once thought I had pulled all of these out. Guess not.
And I have these yellow daisies, also started from seed, which now self-sow freely about the garden.
If you know its name, please let me know. When I am pulling it out by the handfuls, I would feel less guilty about it if I knew its name.
Then there is a big patch of Oenothera something or other, which I refer to as variegated Sundrops.
Seen enough yellow? Me, too, so I’ll skip showing you the yellow flowers of a passalong sedum, the bok choi that bolted in the garden, my new Knockout roses ‘Radsunny’, and the tiny blooms of Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’.
However, I would like to see some sunny yellow squash blossoms and think I will in a few days.
I’ll also soon see yellow flowers on this Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Lorraine Sunshine’.
I mostly grow it for the foliage. Without that foliage to redeem it, I would have banished ‘Lorraine Sunshine’ from my garden years ago because it is always leaves a lot of seedlings throughout the garden, many of them just plain ol’ green Helopsis heliananthoides, False Sunflower.
I do have some other colors besides yellow and gold in my garden, like these pastel colors of the sweet peas in the vegetable garden.
It took me quite a while to find some sweet peas that would perfectly match that bench.
I’m kidding, of course. That color match was just a happy coincidence, the kind every gardener likes to see in their garden. It kind of makes up for that first plant combo, the daylily and Lychnis, doesn’t it?
But enough about my garden and its blooms in June. What’s blooming in your garden? We’d love to see!
Please join us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day by posting about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month. Then come back here to my bloom day post and leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky widget below, and a comment, too, so we can know a little more about you before we visit.
Remember, the rules for bloom day are simple. No rules! You can include pictures, lists, no lists, common names, botanical names, whatever you’d like to do to showcase your blooms.
All are welcome to participate!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence