Today is the last day of June...but I had intended to post about a few mid-June bloomers for Carol's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, on May Dreams Gardens. I'd even uploaded the photos to the blog but forgot to hit publish! In just 2 weeks, things have changed...but this is how things looked 2 weeks ago:
Thimbleweed and Swamp Azalea--both natives
|Anenome virginiana (Thimbleweed) on the left, Rhododendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea) on the right|
Some views of the back 'yard'...which is no longer a yard, but rather an entire garden!
Spigelia marilandica...native Indian Pink
Astilbe--a white variety
Pink variety of Astilbe
Watering can 'hanging garden' with seedum...
More sedum and ice plant on a milkcan...
Some sort of red fungus 'bloom'...
Front Side Garden:
Lots of native beebalm (Monarda didyma):
On the trellis is some clematis that bloomed earlier, and in the background is nepata (catmit) mixed with a lot of plants that can't be seen, either they've already bloomed or have yet to bloom (Penstamon has bloomed, Tradescantia blooms on and off,, Rudbeckia, Sedum, Phlox, Japanese Anenome and others have yet to bloom)
An Agastache bloom
Mauve day lily on the side garden...
Stella d'Oro day lily
Asclepias tuberosa--Butterfly Weed (a native!)
Veronica 'Royal Candles'
Pink Evening Primrose (native Oenothera speciosa)
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
Native Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Salvia greggii...'Wild Thing'
Native Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
A container of geraniums (I've had these for several years. I just pull them up in the fall, stick them in a paper bag or box, and put them in the garage. After the last frost, I take them out and plant them!)
What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,
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