Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for June 2017.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we had a bit of a dry spell the last few weeks and it got hot. But last night we had some storms move through and it appears my garden got a decent soaking of a little over a half inch of rain.
When I went out to take pictures for bloom day, my feet got wet, but I didn’t mind a bit. I know the garden is happier with the bit of rain.
And if a little rain makes the garden happy, imagine how ecstatic it will be if I do a bit of—a lot of—weeding and mulching and pruning and deadheading?
But enough about the weather and the long list of garden tending activities awaiting me, let’s talk about the blooms of June.
June feels like a “bridging” month in my garden. Long gone are the ephemerals of spring, leaving behind a few decaying leaves for me to clean up. In their place, we have a variety of clematis, roses, hydrangeas, lilies, and daylilies, primarily, with a few odd assorted other blooms here and there. We also get our first peak at the first buds of the high summer flowers in June.
Want to see some flowers?
How about this Clematis x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’? I’m keeping it forever.
First Orientpet lily showed up. There will be others!
Clematis ‘Pagoda’ has been blooming for a while. I’m also keeping it forever.
I planted Lupines this spring. This one is the color of butter. I hope it stays forever.
First of the dayliles bloomed for bloom day. Nope. I don’t know its name either.
Clematis ‘Rooguchi’ is the clematis that made me love all clematis. I’m also keeping it forever.
A little potentilla. An understated bit of gold in the garden followed by interesting red seed heads.
I don’t know the name of this clematis but I know it survived the big patio remodel of 2011 so it is staying forever.
Morning light captures the blooms on this oakleaf hydrangea. I think it is a PeeGee, but don’t quote me on that.
Ugh, sorry about the light on this picture, those are ditch lilies. They remind me of family reunions, so I keep them.
I planted a whole bunch of Geranium ‘Rozanne’ this spring. Photobombed by Spiraea ‘Magic Carpet’.
I don’t normally show annuals for Bloom Day but check out that petunia. That’s ‘Night Sky’ and I love it.
Wouldn’t be June without clover in the lawn. Not too many bees this morning, but it’s there for them.
Ha. I fool a lot of people with the blooms of the potato, growing in a SmartPot on my patio.
And also near the patio, another oakleaf hydrangea. Lots of blooms on it.
June also shows us hints of what’s to come in the garden.
The first blooms on false sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Loraine Sunshine’ showed up mid-June.
And a bit of purple is showing on the blazing star, Liatris spicata.
It’s in the August Dreams Garden, where this sculpture attracts attention until late summer when this border has its day in the sun.
Oh, look. The first coneflower decided to appear for Bloom Day. They will be starring in the garden by July!
And that’s a bit of the blooms in my garden in the middle of June.
What’s blooming in your garden today? We would love for you to join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden, then come here and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see and put a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get there.
And remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence