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What’s Blooming: June Bloom

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.


What’s Blooming

I didn’t realize how much is actually blooming right now in my garden. I guess I just see “what needs to be done.” It was good to get away from that. Starting with the bird and butterfly garden …

Husker’s Red against Baptisia ‘Prairie Blues’
Lady’s Mantle against Cranesbill
Wild Daisies in the potager
Bulb, Camassia esculenta along the nice driveway
Achilla ‘Coronation Gold’ against Meadow Sage ‘May Night’ (nice driveway)
Pixie Cheddar Pinks Dianthus out front
Common Thyme against Lamb Ears out front
Thymus Alba just beginning to bud (out front)
Iris (unknown, from neighbor) out front
Coral Honeysuckle along the south side of house
Clematis, unknown, along the north side of house
Clematis ‘Clair de Lune’ along the north side of house
Columbines along the north side of house
Jacob’s Ladder peeking through Hosta leaves (north side)
Lamium ‘Orchid Frost’ blooming beneath Blue Spruce in woodland edge
Cornus ‘Cardinal’ in woodland edge
Sweet Woodruff in woodland edge
Goat’s Beard in woodland edge
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Ice’ in woodland edge
Native Slender Blue Iris, Iris prismatica in woodland edge
Cinnamon Fern in woodland edge
Jack-n-the-Pulpit in woodland edge

So, there’s the tour of what’s blooming around my garden. Garden bloggers’ bloom day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Add your blog to the list so we can see what’s blooming near you.


What’s Bloooming

This Columbine is just about done now. I believe I brought this one with me from Maine. Not sure of the name.

Another Columbine. Not sure of the name of this one either. Some are light pink and others are very dark.

Geranium ‘Espresso.’ I just put this in last fall and can’t wait to see it living large.

Cornus Cardinal Dogwood, two years old. It is planted next to the Blue Spruce to accentuate its bright red stems in winter.

Goat’s Beard now in its second year.

A bumble bee enjoying white Jacob’s Ladder against Chocolate (which would go well with some espresso!) Joe Pye, Eupatorium.

Jack in the Pulpit. It was given to me by my mother. They volunteered in her yard!

Evening Primrose surrounds the young Pin Oak.

Dancing Dianthus, Pixie Cheddar Pinks.

Black Lace Elderberry in its second year.

Clematis – I’m still guessing Nelly Moser.

Allium Caeruleum ready to bloom against ‘Morning Light’ Miscanthus.

Foxglove Apricot Beauty.

Foxglove Strawberry (hmmm, that would go really well with the chocolate and espresso!)

A surprise rose among the Deadly Nightshade in the new Rhubarb patch! How did that get there? I’ll take it!

Husker Red Beardtongue.

Achillea Coronation Gold against a backdrop of May Night Meadow Sage.

I love to walk the garden everyday because everyday there is something new to see!

Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Visit Carol’s blog and add your blog to the list so we can see what’s blooming in your garden!