In my garden there is all kinds of things blooming now. June is a lovely month for my garden especially when we have a spring as wet as this one has been. Every plant is responding to the moist conditions.
The Goose neck loosestrife is beginning its show of white. Some poeple don't like its aggressive way of roaming around a flower bed but I don't mind it. If it gets to acting invasive I give it a good ripping out and it behaves for awhile. The Daylilies are beginning their show. This small yellow one is pretty even on the back of its bloom where there is a blush of red.
I forget this ones name but it is a rebloomer. So I really appreciate its second bloom time in the fall.
I know this stand of small yellow blooms reminds you of Stella but it is Song Sparrow. I was smitten with its name. What was I thinking?? It does work hard and sometimes rebloom though so I forgive it for resembling Stella. I mean how could I resist a birds name?
This yellow daisy like bloomer is tall. I forget its name but it puts on a nice show at this time.
The Hydrangeas are my favorite bush blooming now. I have some lace caps. They are supposed to be blue but I forgive them their pinkness.
This climbing hydrangea is supposed to be an agressive grower. Ha...it has its very own cedar arch to grow over but all it does is pout these last 5 years. At least now it is blooming. Maybe next it will start climbing.Niko Bue tries its best to give me some blue. I has great big blooms but the blue barely squeezes into view. This Oak Leaf Hydrangea blooms up a storm each summer. I so appreciate its blooms and then during winter it has the most beautiful bark. Definitely a hydrangea everyone should have.This little patio pink hydrangea lives up to its name. It is a small thing and makes the most beautiful deep pink blooms. I have three Spiderworts blooming. Kate has my favorite leaves.
The carpet rose sure churns out the blooms. I imagine the rose conoseurs cringe when they see it but it is so carefree, fragrant and blooms up a storm all summer. I just love it. If you click on this one to enlarge you can see the residen crab spider hoping for a big fat bumble bee to come along for breakfast.
I have several stands of Astilbe. This red one is the prettiest right now.
This tall Phlox is a blue variety. It is so pretty and has varigated foliage.
June would be quite boring without the vist of royalty. The Queen of the Prairie is visiting now. I always look forward to her visit.
I have a couple of tall lilies blooming now.
This one is in with daisies and Jackmanni clematis. A nice combo. The Scarlet Bee Balm is blooming.