Monday, June 16, 2014

June 2014 Blooms

Just two photos for June Bloom Day, to try to get myself back into the habit of posting something here for the record.

These are two of my favorite plant combinations in my yard, and they are both blooming now.  One was planned, the other a happy accident.  Enjoy!

Asclepias tuberosa (orange butterfly weed) and Spigelia marilandica (Indian pink)

Rudbeckia and Larkspur

I adore the long, fluffy petals on this annual rudbeckia.  Each year since this combo first "happened" along my front walk, I've shaken the seed heads of the rudbeckia and the larkspur over the bed, trying to get more plants the next year.  I end up with exactly one rudbeckia and about two larkspur.  At least they are near each other again this year.


  1. I'm always shaking seed heads in places I want flowers too and Mother Nature chooses anyway. Those color combos are good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love these combos!! Your spigelia looks incredible with the milkweed. :o) My annual rudbeckia just started blooming and the flowers are less fluffy than yours. Maybe they need a pep talk.

  3. What lovely colour combinations. If it looks good I never admit to a happy accident. It' s amazing how often it happens but I always take credit for it, whilst trying to look suitably modest of course.