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.
That Fleabane is so pretty! It almost doesn't look real. AND everything else is quite lovely too. Nice garden.ReplyDelete
I love that rose honey perfume . The color is so lovely, great photos as usual ! Take care, GinaReplyDelete
Whoa you have got SO much blooming. I love the Clematis 'Etoile Violette' does it have big blooms?ReplyDelete
You already have Hydrangeas blooming. I almost lost one but it's hanging in there. Just no buds. Lost 2 I started that were 2 years old. ;-(
The perfect spot you found for your Spiderwort is it sun or shade? The ticket said they like shade but I have one like yours blooming it's heart out in the sun. Thought I'd try one there and it's very happy. The ones in shade bloom good too but take a while getting there. Never heard of Geum before. Love your roses and Lilies and the smell that goes with both.
I too" love the color of the Honey Perfume rose, it reminds me of orange Sherbet.ReplyDelete
I must add a few Scented roses to my garden in the near future,
It is a nice treat and added plus to catch the scent of a perfumed scented rose or other scented plants from a distance.. Wonderful!
I have Spiderworts in my yard also, and have moved it from one place to another. It is now between my pink Weigela and Deutzia.
A couple of years ago I tried to plant a few in pots, but they didn't care for that and decided to die instead.
Love your pretty blooms and garden
Your flowers are beautiful! I LOVE your picture of the hummingbird. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, you have so many wonderful flowers in bloom. I think my favorite of yours this time are the purple hydrangea. what a beauty. Your roses are wonderful too and it would be nice to smell them.ReplyDelete
So, your first born is heading to jr high. Time sure flies.
Have a great summer with your girls.
Such beautiful flowers. Love all the blooms! When do your girls start school in the fall? All the schools here have been out since May 20th at least. They usually start two weeks before Labor Day.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, Catherine! I love that purple hydrangea. I'm glad the baptisia and valerian look good together, I planted seedings of both together in one of my beds, I figured I wouldn't know till next year whether the combo works. Thanks for posting them!ReplyDelete
I always love touring your garden! Especially enchanting is the 'Etoile Violette.' Wish I could smell the roses! You've reminded me that Geum and Valerian are on my list (which is too long to remember). That purple hydrangea is really something.ReplyDelete
I love the purple hydrangea blooming under the tree. YOu have so many beauties blooming. You have a lot that you didn't show today. Have a good day. BeccaReplyDelete
I agree with you about the Red Valerian and Baptisia looking great side-by-side....ReplyDelete
The purple hydrangea is unusual - at least around here. It is beautiful (as are all your blooms)!
You always have such stunning flowers in your garden Catherine. I love the spiderwort. Your unknown pink rose is lovely too, and reminds me a lot of my David Austin 'Mary Rose' that we had in our last garden.ReplyDelete
Love the roses that are growing in the garden. The looks and sounds wonderful. Happy Blooms Day.ReplyDelete
Wonderful bloom day today Catherine! The water lilies will catch up soon.ReplyDelete
I love my centranthus too. It has such a long bloom period.ReplyDelete
Love the roses, especially the pink. Your blooms are beautiful!
Amazing all these pictures !!...happy evening hugs from me..RiaReplyDelete
The pink rose is exquisite! And I love the Hydrangeas, especially that mystery purple, with the frilled edge blooms.ReplyDelete
Oh how pretty the purple hydrangea is Catherine. Even its petals are different. They are not smooth like more hydrangea blooms but pointy. I love your Honey Perfume Rose. Now that is a pretty orange or peach color.ReplyDelete
Do the bees and butterflies like the red Valerian? It is so pretty.
I was really looking forward to seeing you June GBBD post Catherine. You've such wonderful plants in bloom - that Nikko Blue hydrangea looks ever so pretty in that photo. Oh if only we could grow hydrangeas like that!ReplyDelete
I agree with you on the last few weeks of term they are always the busiest. Its another few weeks till summer school holidays here and then my washing and ironing doubles!
Your rose makes me shiver in it's magnificence. I come here for my does of inspiration.ReplyDelete
So many beautiful things to look at! The roses are gorgeous, and I love the violet clematis.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, Such pretty photos today. That peach colored rose with the sun shining through it is my favorite! I know you and your girls will enjoy this summer.ReplyDelete
Oh my...the unknown pink rose has captured my heart!! Gorgeous! What a beautiful post! And also..thankyou for your sweet comments..always appreciated!ReplyDelete
I have a soft spot for coral flowers and that honey rose is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Yes, I wondered why there was no post from you! Beautiful shots - I can almost smell the roses!Have a nice day!ReplyDelete
*sigh* - so much beautiful colour!ReplyDelete
Catherine, I love the pink of the lily and the rose, and I'm nuts for blue tradescantia (which is a good thing, because they self-sow pretty readily :-)). I have buds on my first clematis (Comtesse de Bouchard), so I may have some flowers to show soon. -JeanReplyDelete
I've never seen a Geum before. Love the color and that rose is a beauty.ReplyDelete
mmm, I can smell them from here. Well, maybe not but they sure are pretty. My clematis could benefit from better soil, they sure are pretty.ReplyDelete
Loving your roses! Since I can no longer grow them in my increasingly shady retreat.
btw, just reading your comment about Cerinthe from ages ago. It's often grown from pass along seeds, because it seeds profusely! In spring when most things are dormant, it hogs the space. But once it's hotter, and other plants spring up, it no longer thrives in my garden. Not a cottage garden, by any means.
Let me know if you'd like seeds ;-)
My gardens are looking pretty sad. The heat is here, and when you walk out the door, it seems like you're walking into a steam room. But yours are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I was impressed that you grow Red Valerian. Not many people I know have it in the garden. It never fails to delight in mine.ReplyDelete
I'm loving the Centranthus right now too and have my fingers crossed for even one water lily this year! Nothing last year but I remember how pretty yours were.ReplyDelete
Looks like your roses are free of the aphids ~ at least 'honey perfume' ~ it looks amazing.
Happy bloom day. As always, I forgot!
Glad to hear that Sweet Pea is a big girl now. Just like your gorgeous blooms in this colourful month of June, I'm sure she has blossomed into a pretty young lady. Magic is happening everywhere.ReplyDelete
Wow, everything is just beautiful. I love the Red Valerian. Had some a long time ago and don't know what happen. Have to get more :) It's nice to be a plant enabler :)ReplyDelete
Lovely Gardens and great blog, thanks for sharing
June is a good month in your garden, Catherine.ReplyDelete
Breathtaking!!! The picture of the pink rose is so stunning. With your permission, I would love to put it on my desktop for a while, and just drink it in... just lovely. Have a great day!! BonnieReplyDelete
Catherine, how amazing are those blooms. Your hydrangeas are so beautiful - I love the rose, it looks like a David Austin variety. Does it rebloom?ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the nice comments! I'm slowly trying to make my around to visit everyone.ReplyDelete
Lona - The bees do like the Red Valerian, I haven't seen any butterflies yet this year. Just too cold still I guess.
Alice Joyce - Thank you so much for your offer of Cerinthe. I have started some this year and it's just started to bloom. It would be fun to try some of yours.
Bonnie - Sure, you can use the picture for your desktop :) It really is a pretty one.
Gloria - It does bloom all summer. I'd love to know what it is. It does seem to have many David Austin traits.
How is the Etiolle Violette for bloom time? I'm using more clematis but most seem to bloom only in spring around here. I'd love one that blooms in the summer.ReplyDelete
Your florals are BREATHTAKING! A couple of them I don't have & will now look to see if I can fit them in ... gorgeous.ReplyDelete
TTFN ~ Marydon
Wow! Sunny is right! That unknown hydrangea is something special.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, We're getting new looks on our blogs - and we can't help it! ;-) I do like the new choices, though.ReplyDelete
YOUR blog will always be gorgeous, no matter what template you use! :-) Happy GBBD.
Susan - It has a pretty good bloom time. It just started blooming and if I remember right blooms off and on for the summer. It's in the hottest and driest part of our yard and does just fine there.ReplyDelete
You have some beautiful blooms there! I think the 2 hydrangeas are my favorites. I don't have much experience with them. The native type one I got a few years ago did not survive the winter. I now have a 'pia' on its third summer, and is full of buds. One clump has opened.ReplyDelete
I had to laugh about you not remembering the names of some of the flowers, and loved the, "oh, well" attitude. Yes, the blooms are still quite lovely whether you remember their names or not. I know I'm constantly losing tags, and have a poor memory for names.
This year seems wonderful than last in your garden, wouldn't you agree? I love your Peonies, Clematises, and your fruit blooms, and of course the lovely lilies!ReplyDelete
Seeing those beautiful flowers bloom in your garden, reflects the kind of care they are getting. Flowers are like kids, with proper care, they bloom beautifully and brings you joy by knowing you cared for them.ReplyDelete