Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for June 2013.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I followed my usual routine for bloom day and went around the garden noting blooms and taking pictures.
Then I came inside, uploaded all the pictures and went back through old bloom day posts, comparing what is blooming now to what was blooming on this same day in June from 2007 through 2012.
Those old bloom day posts give me proof that this year’s garden is still lagging behind previous years by about a week or more.
It’s the truth! I cannot tell a lie around Ithuriel’s Spear, Triteliea ‘Rudy’. It is blooming late in the front garden, but is just about the only flower in front right now, other than some fading violas and Knockout ‘Radsunny’ roses and a few slender spikes of Heuchera.
Out in the back, it’s hard to miss the Oso Easy ‘Cherry Pie’ rose blooming on the edge of the garden border I call ‘The Shrubbery’.
On the other side of the chairs, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, is blooming. It’s never going to be quite as showy as the rose, but it’s nice, too.
Plopper’s Field, where plants are plopped in wherever there is a bare spot that looks like a good place for a plant, is a bit of a mess right now.
By this day in previous years, the daylilies that are growing in Plopper’s Field were blooming. This year, there are merely remnants of Digitalis sp., Coreopsis sp., Clematis integrifolia ‘Alba’, and common ol’ daisies blooming.
I’m sure the old saying applies. “You should have seen it last week.” Or maybe, “It’s going to be a lot nicer next week”.
On the edge of Plopper’s Field, I found a little tiny Clematis, in bloom.
There is just one stem, one bloom. I have no idea which Clematis it is.
I do know that this one is Clematis ‘Rooguchi’.
I think this is the Clematis that got me hooked on Clematis in general and made me realize that there is more to this genus than ‘Jackmanii’.
Near the entrance to the Vegetable Garden Cathedral, yarrow, Achillea sp., is blooming.
Yes, behind it are some ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies. I’ve tried to evict those from the garden but somehow a clump of them remains.
In the Vegetable Garden Cathedral, there’s a garlic scape or two.
I cut these off so that all the plant’s energy is spent on bulb formation.
There are also fading blooms on the raspberries.
This surely means that fresh raspberries will soon be part of my dinner.
One last bloom in the vegetable garden delights me.
I hope by the next bloom day, I have tomatoes to eat.
What other blooms are there to see on the 15th of June at May Dreams Gardens? Oakleaf hydrangeas, hostas, ditch lilies, to name a few, along with fading pansies and violas and the slender spikes of Heuchera.
What’s blooming in your garden in this month of June?
We’d love to have you share your blooms on the 15th of each month by joining us with your own Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post. Just post on your blog about what is blooming this month in your garden and then come back here and leave a link to your blog post in the Mr. Linky widget below along with a brief comment to let us know you’ve posted.
The rules 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!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence