It’s been rainy here but today in June, the sun blooms. Purple podded peas … blooming in the sun.
Also in the Potager, herbs like chives and thymes are in flower. Borage is on the brink.
Chamomile (and Vetch) running rampant.
A first, Ornamental Clover, Trifolium Rubens, just beginning to bloom. (Last year the rabbits mowed it down.)
Just beginning, the first drops of Oenothera, in the Bird & Butterfly Garden (a blue and yellow stage along with Lady’s Mantle, Cranesbill).
Baptisia Twilite Prairieblues …
The Woodland Edge in its “Pink Fairy” stage with Tradescantia varieties brought to me by Jean’s Garden.
Jack in the Pulpit lingers in the shadows.
Flowering Raspberry, Rubus odoraus, is buzzing and vibrating with bees. Listen.
Meadow phlox, Phlox maculata or Wild Sweet William is loaded.
Flanked by Northern Blue Flag Iris.
Opposite the Woodland Edge, in new Hosta Row, Heucheras ‘Caramel’ and ‘Pinot Blanco’ soak up the sun.
Gazania Kiss Frosty Mix, kissed by the sun, out front where the sun is full.
Superfinia Petunia Lavender Lace in a window box.
A sweet seat on the front porch next to what I’ve dubbed as “hummingbird honey suckle.”
On the other side you can see the waterfall of blooms.
Sitting on the front porch you can take in the scent of Dianthus Greystone.
Chives and Catmint Walker’s Low line the sidewalk.
Common Milkweed is just beginning to bloom (IN the sidewalk), but I’ve yet to see a Monarch here in my garden.
If I were a Monarch, I would visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for a great list of blooming gardens on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.
06/16/2014 at 1:16 pm
just lovely, thank you for a tour of your stunning garden:-) The weather is picking up here with “heat” this week. We have not had to use our airconditioner much the last month, but now we are hitting the upper 80;s + 90’s….I am not complaining because it was not too long ago the “evil” word was upon us-lol 🙂 enjoy it is lovely in your garden:-)
06/18/2014 at 9:14 am
Thank you Robbie. We will have one hot humid day and then rain and a cool down. I need to get some beans sown! (I was waiting for warmer weather ha ha).
06/16/2014 at 6:06 pm
love the clove scent of carnations and dianthus. Perhaps I need my Dianthus in a pot near where I sit?
06/18/2014 at 9:14 am
Yes Diana, or under a window so the scent wafts inside? I bet you have lots of beautiful Dianthus!
06/19/2014 at 5:18 pm
today, thinking of you, I noticed the first flower opening.
06/16/2014 at 11:52 pm
Thank you so much for the photos of your garden. I have not made it back to my river garden yet this season, due to some medical problems, so seeing and hearing your garden has cheered me up today. Glad the sun and flowers came out to play with you. Enjoy the gifts and thanks again for the post.
06/18/2014 at 9:15 am
Oh, you are so welcome Elayne. I bet your garden misses you …
06/17/2014 at 9:28 pm
I’m happy to see the tradescantia doing so well. Your garden seems to be a few days of mine, with chives and irises in bloom. Many of my Siberian iris varieties are just beginning to open, as are many varieties of hardy geranium. My first flower of Tradescantia ‘Osprey’ just opened, but the ‘Pink Chablis’ haven’t begun to bloom yet. I love your meadow phlox.
06/18/2014 at 9:17 am
Thank you Jean. I was worried that it didn’t pull through Winter. Ha, now I have to get out the machete again. I didn’t know the name of the pink one – what a great name ‘Pink Chablis’ oui oui! I am loving that Meadow Phlox, too. It suffered some in a downpour last evening but you and I were able to enjoy it at its best.
06/22/2014 at 2:04 pm
Oh so much beauty in your garden and we do share the same plants. My vetch is choking out everything as I could not get at it early….it will be fun to get the weeds and see what was growing beneath it all.
06/23/2014 at 9:13 am
I am glad to know we share many of the same plants since we live relatively in the same area/region and we both strive to plant natives! Oh, wretched vetch! I usually leave some to grow in the Potager since it is a nitrogen fixer but this year it is also taking over!