"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it brings."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

June is definitely my favorite month in my garden.  While there are many flowers still to bloom, there's something about the first big show of the year that really gets me excited about the garden.  Some of my very favorites are just blooming or are very close; Roses, Peonies and Clematises are some of them.  It was hard limiting myself to pictures when there are so many different flowers blooming right now.

The unknown pink rose.

Rose 'Kimberlina'

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Peony 'Sorbet'

Bush Sugar Snap Peas

Nigella - our garden is full of ladybugs right now, perfect timing too since the aphids have started showing up on some of the roses.

Eggplant flower - I had no idea they were such a pretty color.

Scabiosa

Red Valerian

Another pictures of my unknown Clematis - any guesses?

Golden Mock Orange - I carry little flowers from this around the yard with me, they smell soooo good!

Self seeded Foxgloves

I couldn't decide which picture I liked best.

This was taken by the Littlest Gardener.  She was having fun taking pictures of the garden and asked if I would put one on the computer.  This is our big Rhododendron with Columbines blooming below.

 Also in bloom are Lupines, Persian Cornflowers, Irises, Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', Columbines, Lewisia and I just noticed the first Oriental Poppy has started to open.
Visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens to see what else is blooming today in other gardens around the world.
All photos and words property of A Gardener in Progress.
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53 comments:

  1. Ah, the makings of a young photographer! Photography and gardening: a marriage made in heaven.

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  2. I love looking at your flowers. They are so exquisite! Your garden is looking its best now,the Littlest Gardener's photo says it all.

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  3. Beautiful pictures.
    I love the Peony's.

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  4. I am Sooooo envious, Catherine!!! Your flowers are absolutely stunning!

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  5. Wonderful flowers and photos. I have lots of valerian too. I adore your roses and peonies.

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  6. Gorgeous blossoms, Catherine. I love the eggplant. Who knew? Kudos to Littlest Gardener.

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  7. Hi,

    Lovely to see you have so much in flower, indeed June is a wonderful month and I wish it would never end!

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  8. Beautiful flowers & photography.
    Oo I can't wait to be in your neck of the woods one week from today!

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  9. Just gorgeous! The foxgloves are my favorite. I tried growing some once with no luck. I must put them back on my list to try again.

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  10. Beautiful post...I totally need to plant some Nigella this year...I keep seeing it now and wish I had some!

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  11. Yes, eggplants have the neatest blooms, I don't like the veggie though. Love the Sorbet a lot!! I do believe you have a gardening photographer in the making.

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  12. I love your unknown pink rose. It's so full ~ is it fragrant too??
    June is my favorite month also. I feel like all of summer is ahead of us and we have a long time to garden. :-) Of course it goes by way too fast!
    I have to plant a mock orange. They do smell so wonderful. Your garden looks great Catherine ~ are you feeling like it's "caught up?" (after the cool start)

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  13. I knew I would find beautiful photos on this post...like all your others. Your garden looks wonderful! :)

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  14. All so pretty! I have new scabiosa this year - I hope they get as thick and full of blooms as yours!

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  15. everything is so beautiful! I love the "unknown pink rose!" everyone needs one of those in their garden :)

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  16. So beautiful! My peonies are still tightly closed. I need to get some Nigella seeds and sow them next year. At my old garden I used to interplant Nigella and Alyssum, because the names were so like me and my husband's.

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  17. Everything is so pretty! Someone gave me some Peoplnys last year and one finally showed up but it's just green foliage so far.

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  18. Hi Catherine,

    Your unknown rose looks like my Mary Rose. If it is fragrant it may be! The clematis is gorgeous, reminds me of my Fireworks, but maybe too much red. Beautiful floweer display this time of year.

    Eileen

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  19. Wow, Catherine, you have so many beautiful flowers in your garden right now. And you photographed them so well. Besides others I love the rose in the first photo and the geranium 'Johnson's Blue'. Thanks for sharing your blooming bounty!
    Christina

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  20. Wow! The photo of your unknown rose lured me in to your blog...gorgeous. :)

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  21. Beautiful! I can smell the mockorange from here! Love the detail behind the nigella blooms, I have not seen them before. Everything looks fantastic, and you're right, the eggplant blooms are a fantastic colour! :)

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  22. Your Nigella is so pretty Catherine. And the pink roses are gorgeous. Especially your Kimerlina. I love all of the shades of pink in the bloom.The Littlest Gardener did a great job taking the picture of the Rhododendron.

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  23. Everything is beautiful! I especially love the clematis. Beautiful color combination. Tell the littlest garden her picture is fabulous!

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  24. I never knew how lovely some of those veggie blooms could be until I saw your photos! Gorgeous! Happy GBBD!

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  25. How wonderful that you have a little gardener who shares your passion for photography and gardening!

    The unknown pink rose looks like it may be a "cabbage rose", but which one for sure, I am not certain. Lovely photos!

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  26. Oh heavens! Those foxgloves are amazing! I love your garden. In fact I want it for myself lol.

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  27. Thumbs up to your Unknown Pink Rose. It's beautiful. I love the Austin-like roses.

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  28. Thumbs up to your Unknown Pink Rose. It's beautiful. I love the Austin-like roses.

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  29. I wish my garden was as colorful as yours!

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  30. I like the Red Valerian, have only seen white. The blue Nigella is a beauty as well. I think you ought to name your Clematis....perhaps 'Catherine the Great'?

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  31. Catherine, all I can say is that you are flower rich!

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  32. Hi Catherine, I love the Red Valerian. I bet it really attracts the hummers and bee's! Tell littlest gardener that she took a great picture! So cute! She's a budding gardener and photographer!

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  33. Catherine your plants and gardens are stunning...such lushness and color...I can't choose a fav and the little gardener is well on her way...I think the clematis may be Fireworks but check out this nursery and send them a photo to see if they can help...they sell hundreds of varieties...

    http://www.gardenvines.com/shop/

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  34. Your geranium is so full and pretty. The Littlest Gardener did a great job!

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  35. Beautiful flowers. Everything is growing great guns. It is all so green and lush. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. You have a lot going on! We're just starting to maybe, maybe, sneak into summer.

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  37. You have a lot of beautiful blooms there! However, i just wonder why your eggplant seems nicer than ours, although they are both purple, haha! I also cannot decide what i love best, but that Nigella seems so unique!

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  38. Little wonder why June is your favorite month... very beautiful indeed! Larry

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  39. Beautiful blooms!! Your 'littlest gardener' reminds us that our gardens need to be beautiful at all levels of height.

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  40. The first rose looks like an Abraham Darby. Beautiful English rose. Thank David Austin for that. The clematis MIGHT be in the miniseelik family but I can't promise. Either way, it's all gorgeous. I love this time of year!

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  41. TYPO.... The clematis, I think, is either Akaisha or Fireworks. I'm sorry.... no way it's a miniseelik. My fingers went faster than my brain. :-(

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  42. Your photos are beautiful as usual - and that's because your Gardens are so beautiful! Looks like you're having a great garden season so far!

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  43. Your garden is looking wonderful, Catherine. I have the same reaction to June that you do. I am really impressed with how good your Johnson's Blue geranium looks; that's one that has never done very well in my garden. -Jean

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  44. A beautiful display Catherine. I love your unknown rose, it reminds me of some of the David Austin rose I grew in my last garden. I swear those foxgloves reseed like mad. I have some the same color here. Never seen them here before, but when I went past my neighbor's property, by the creek, there's a whole stand of them! They never grew that well when I planted them on purpose ;)

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  45. Wow, what beautiful flowers! The nigella photo (blue flower) - looks like it could be worn at a royal wedding as a posh wedding hat.

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  46. That first rose looks like a David Austen style rose, I've always wanted one. It's fabulous! Does the Johnson's Blue geranium foliage turn red in the fall? I'm looking for the perfect geranium! It must bloom all summer, then turn colors in the fall.

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  47. I enjoyed your June bloom Catherine both flowers and veggies. That clematis looks familiar but a name eludes me :)

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  48. Wow! Beautiful flowers!

    Jane

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  49. those first few photos are some of the most stunning you've taken!

    peonies are so pretty. wish we could grow them here.

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  50. Stunning, simply stunning.

    I am in love with your flowers.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  51. You've been quiet lately, hope you're just busy in the garden. :-)

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  52. Oh wow, that clematis is spectacular.

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  53. The blossoms are beautiful. Must smell like heaven in your garden. :) I'm thinking the clematis is 'Akaishi,' though I'm no expert. ~~Rhonda

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