Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 2012 Blooms

Another late Bloom Day post, though these photos were actually taken on the 15th.  Here's some of what is blooming mid-month.

In the garage garden, Easter lilies, tall phlox, and valerian: 
'Easter' lilies
Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'
Last spring I threatened to shovel-prune the valerian, but it took advantage of my procrastination and lived another year.
(not pictured:  Geranium, Stokesia)

On the patio, an assortment of black-eyed susan and two colors of echinacea:

In the upper terrace, Stokesia, Spigelia marlandica, and Monarda:

Spigelia marylandica
Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
(not pictured:  black-eyed susan, spiderwort, daylilies)

Some columbine that don't know when to stop:

(also in the lower terrace:  dianthus)

In the side garden, the balloon flowers are popping:

(not picured:  asiatic lilies, lots of daylilies, butterfly bush, lamb's ear, rose campion)

The front yard is even looking showy this month.  Along the front walk are several types of Rudbeckia, some 'Rocky Top' Echinacea, larkspur, lavender (not pictured), and some pansies hanging on:
Along the front walk
In the front bed, some cinquefoil and one white glad:

(not pictured:  four-o'clocks, catmint, sedum)

Thanks for looking at my June blooms.


  1. Wow...your blooms are at least 2 weeks (if not a month) ahead of ours here in the PNW...makes me happy to think of what we have to look forward to ;-)

  2. Scott - most things seem to be 2-3 weeks ahead of normal here this year. I worry about the lack of color I'll have here mid-summer when everything has come and gone.