June is always a good month in my garden, this is the month that many of my favorites are blooming at the same time. The scent of the roses and Peonies carry, especially when the sun is out.
An Asiatic Lily surprised me with a bloom today. I've gotten these so mixed up I no longer know which is which. Oh well, they're still pretty.
The unknown pink rose is just full of these flowers. The scent carries quite a distance.
Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) is one of my favorite things blooming now. The color is just amazing. The purple to the left is a Baptisia, and they look just great together.
Another real beauty right now is Rose 'Honey Perfume'. I just love the color of it, and it seems to change daily.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia) has been moved so many times, but I think I finally found a perfect spot for it.
I was surprised to find a Geum blooming. I had given up on them this year. Last summer I moved them during the really hot weather and then wasn't very good about watering them.
A Hydrangea growing right under a Cedar tree. It was here when we bought the house. The flowers will get a very deep purple.
The newest Clematis to open is 'Etoile Violette'. It's another very easy one that grows and blooms with almost complete neglect. It grows up behind a raised bed and is difficult to get to to feed or prune.
Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' must have liked another day of sun, because it's just beginning to bloom now.
Also blooming is Nepeta, Oriental and Breadseed Poppies, Salvias, Penstemons, Scabiosa, Jacob's Ladder, Heucheras, Geraniums, Lupine, Veronicas, Campanulas, Peonies and Foxgloves. The one thing that really seems behind are the Waterlilies. I haven't even been able to see a bud coming up, I'm pretty sure it's because it's just been too cool for them. Hopefully now that the weather seems to be improving that will change.
To see what else is blooming around the world visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.