Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2009

For those of you that aren't aware of it, today, June 15th, is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. GBBD occurs the 15th of each month. Yes, that means year round. So to enjoy a lot of photos of blooms, after looking at mine of course tee hee, you can go to Carol's May Dreams Garden and check on Mr Linky to see all manner of blooms from all around the world. To participate just make a post on the 15th and add your site to Mr Linky. We would love to see your photos.

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.
Ligularia 'the Rocket' is beginning to open. It is quite the sight when these all get fired up.
I hope you enjoyed the blooms. I have several Hostas abloom. I think will wait until another time to show them. There is so much to see... Have fun.

36 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful blooms for your June GBBD post!

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  2. June is a great month for the garden, that's for sure. Your garden looks awash in color, Lisa. My favorites, though, are the hydrangeas; mine are just beginning to bud. I'm always hoping for blue blooms, but I usually forget to feed them aluminum sulfate until it's too late.

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  3. Lisa, I imagine that it is beautiful in your garden today...I love QOTP...she is wonderful! I wish I had the sun and a moister soil fso she could reign over the garden! Have a good day! gail

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  4. You definitely are ahead of us... my queen hasn't even sent up stalks yet! Thanks also for using "its" correctly... Its misuse is a pet peeve of mine even though I try to be laid-back about it! :-)

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  5. You have a lot of color in your garden. Aren't the hydrangeas wonderful? Would you believe as many as I have, I've never been able to grow the Climbing one? I've tried at least three times and it has died on me every single time. I finally gave up on it. I really like the dark red asiatic lily - do you know the name of it?

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  6. I'm so happy you posted a photo of your Gooseneck Loosestrife. I will never grow it, but I admire it a lot. Your Hydrangeas are a lot bluer than mine. At least yours have a hint or blue or lilac. Mine are always solidly pink.
    Five years is nothing for a Climbing Hydrangea. It took my parents' plant 10 years to really get going. Now it's a constant battle to keep it from making their courtyard impassable.

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  7. This is our second year with the climbing hydrangea. We planted it on the end of our house. I hope it won't be a problem. It started to grow this year. Your blooms are just beautiful!

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  8. Phillip, I wish I could tell you what that dark red lily is. It is one I have had for some time and I can't seem to find a tag or mention of when I planted it. It is a beauty. It is almost a chocolate brown in the middle. The photo doesn't do it justice. Yes, i love hydrangeas and I can imagine your difficulty with growing the climber. This is my second attempt at growing one.

    MrMcD, I am glad to hear that the Climbing Hydrangea is slow to start. I am quite frustrated with it. I will try to be patient.

    I am glad you all have stopped by. Thank you for the comments. Isn't GBBD fun??!!

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  9. Ooh, I love that silk-washed blue of Niko Blue hydrangea. Can't grow it here, so I'm glad to enjoy it on your blog, Lisa.

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  10. I didn't know about Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Thanks for sharing your lovely garden today and for spreading the word about GBBD - I'm off to shoot my garden and post my first GBBD post on my blog. Stop by later today at http://mychickaboom.blogpot.com

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  11. How nice that your hydrangea are here. Ours are still a month away, I'd think. I also love the gooseneck - very pretty against the dark green leaves.

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  12. I'm green of envy before your hydrangeas :-) They are so beautiful.
    I like the goose necks too.
    And the whole garden tour,as a matter of fact:-)
    Thanks for sharing your garden with us.

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  13. I loved it all, but the Ligularia is my favorite. Thanks for the lovely stroll throught your garden.

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  14. Wow, you have a lot of different blooming plants~! Great!

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  15. Dear Lisa,
    Always a delight to see your blooms. You are a couple of weeks ahead of me! I think it has just been so wet and cloudy here the flowers are slow to open!
    Sherry

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  16. Beautiful blooms.

    My red asiatic lilies are blooming now too but the daylilies are still a long way off. 5-years is a long time for the climbing hydrangea to sulk. I'm glad you mentioned that. I had been considering one for my garden.
    Marnie

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  17. Lisa.....you have some wonderful blooms.
    I love hydrangea, I never tire of them....they do well in my garden and the rabbits leave them alone...another plus.

    My crab spider has disappeared....it has not been on the valerian for two days now.
    I would rather your crab spider have a fly for breakfast and not a humble bumble!!

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  18. Your garden looks wonderful. That spiderwort sure is a beauty. They all are, but that one is new to me, so it is staying with me.

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  19. Gorgeous blooms! It looks like spring has arrived in your area.

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  20. The blooms just kept on coming! Your flowers looks so pretty and summery, and we all forgive you for the 'Song Sparrow' daylily. We understand why you "had" to buy it!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  21. Lovely blooms ... love the hydrangeas and gooseneck along with the Ligularia! Looking forward to mine blooming.

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  22. What beautiful blooms! I love them all!!!! Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!!!!

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  23. Such beautiful flowers in your garden Lisa!

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  24. Wonderful blooms Lisa! I love the hydrangeas especially. I'm also very fond of gooseneck loosestrife. I don't have it here, but had it in my last garden and found it very easy to keep it in check.

    And queen of the prairie. . . ah, for more sun!

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  25. Hey Lisa... I agree with all the comments above! What a wonderful range of blooms you have in your garden right now :-)

    I too love the Gooseneck Loosestrife... I've never seen it before. I also love the colour of your phlox... and it has good foliage too... sounds just the plant for me :-D

    Happy Bloom Day :-D

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  26. Great pictures! I don't have any hydrangea, but that Patio Pink looks like it might fit in.

    I live on a prairie and I can NOT get my Queen of the Prairie to bloom like that!!

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  27. Wow, what an impressive amount of daylilies and dasies. Love all your eye candy.

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  28. Lisa: Thank you for your comment..it is posts like this that will keep me cheerful as I journey once again.
    I forgot all about Bloom day..your garden looks gorgeous..so many blossoms!! I adore hydrangeas..mine are not out yet but the climber is!
    Enjoy your day in the garden dear friend. hugs aNNa

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  29. Such beautiful colours in your garden Lisa! Our daylilies haven't bloomed yet - they follow the peony :-) Our Canadian gardens take a little longer :-)but always worth the wait!

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  30. Isn't it nice to watch all these colorful flowers ? That's why I love spring and summer so much !

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  31. I just finished putting down three yards of mulch in my little garden and wow, I'm aching.

    From one avid gardener to another, love your garden photos. Beautiful.

    Stop by my blog for an lovely "give-away".

    xo Cathy

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  32. Wow! I'm envious that your Queen of the Prairie is blooming already. Ours here in Vermont will be another month or so. I loved the Flower Carpet pic too - just planted one of the new Ambers and it's loaded with blooms - about 2 weeks earlier than my other roses. You're right - they really are easy to care for. I have about 4 other colors and love them all.

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  33. Gosh, Lisa, you've got so many things blooming there that haven't even started here yet! So many pretty things. I keep thinking I'll get some Ligularia, but I never do. Seeing yours reminds me that I should.

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  34. Wow, Lisa, you have so much blooming now my friend. I loved the photo of the daisies and the lilies. Nice contrast and so beautiful. I also love Hydrangeas. Some like it here. Some don't.~~Dee

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  35. Nice group of GBBD shots and I like seeing some flowers in their context in a border. I had gooseneck loosestrife in my old garden. It was a bit invasive but nothing has that wonderful arching form. Too lovely not to find a place for it.

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  36. Lisa, I really enjoyed my walk through your flowers. Thank you! A couple years ago, I posted with a gardening question, and the answer was Queen of the Prairie!

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/07/gardening-question.html

    It came back last year, and I hope to see it again this summer.

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