Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for June 2014.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we’ve had quite a bit of rain these last few days, so it was nice to see the sun shining on a weekend day.
The sun here seems to be shining just for my Oso Easy® Cherry Pie Roses. I am pleased with how these came through the winter. I cut them back to nubbins in early spring and they’ve grown completely back. “Keeper, keeper, keeper”, sing the birds around this rose.
Later in the day I went out and took some more bloom day pictures.
I have several different Clematis in bloom throughout the garden. I know the names of some of them, but others I don’t.
This is Clematis ‘Pagoda’. It’s is really pretty this year, with lots of blooms.
Here’s Clematis ‘Rooguchi’. It would look a lot nicer if it wasn’t growing at ground level. I guess it doesn’t like the support I offered it.
This unknown pink clematis grows near the patio. It’s a miracle it is still here because it was covered in concrete dust, stomped on, and left for me to take to the compost pile when I had the patio re-done.
But I lazily left it be and look at it now. Just goes to show… sometimes doing nothing is the best thing to do to keep a plant alive in your garden. Sometimes.
I also do not know the official name of this white clematis.
It’s growing up and thru a bayberry shrub.
Finally, there is my old faithful Clematis integrifolia ‘Alba’ blooming in the middle of Plopper’s Field.
Plopper’s Field is once again in between blooms it seems and needs a bit of attention to deadhead spent May blooms and pull out some thistle that have taken up residence there.
Elsewhere in the garden, amongst the utilities on the side of the house, the ditch lilies are in bloom, Hemerocallis fulva.
A saner person would have removed these long ago but I let them grow on. Maybe this will be the year I “ditch” them.
It’s hard to break up with some flowers.
I tried to break up with the daylily Hemerocallis ‘Stella De Oro’, but I still have one clump of it back by the grape arbor.
I guess I’m just an old softie when it comes to some flowers. Besides, I’ve had Stella in my garden for so long, I’m not sure what I would do without her, even though as flowers go, she is a tramp who grows everywhere.
Goodness, look at the time. Time grows short and there are many other posts of bloom day pictures to see, so I’ll show just a few more.
Dasiphora fruticosa blooms aound the chairs in The Shrubbery garden border. I remember when we used to know it as Potentilla. Back behind the chairs you can see the chartreuse leaves of Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’ which is sold under the name Golden Spirit™.
Finally, it’s Father’s Day here in the United States so I am posting a canna bloom I’m sure my Dad would have approved of. He liked bright, bold blooms.
He passed away 27 years ago this spring, far too young, but I am grateful for the 28 years of my life when he was there in the garden with me.
And that’s Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day in June here at May Dreams Gardens.
What’s blooming in your garden? We’d love to see your June blooms. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden, then come back here and leave a comment, then add a link to your bloom day post on the Mr. Linky widget below. Just like last month, you should also be able to choose a picture from your post to include with your link.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence