On this June Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, I'm reminded of how much I appreciate my husband for letting me do what I want in our gardens. He sweetly keeps the lawn mowed and helps me water our vegetable garden but never tells me no or comments that my obsessive gardening ways are a bit over the top. Thanks dear! I wouldn't be able to have my gardens with out you!
And now onto what is blooming in June.
It's a mixed bag of weather as spring moves into summer here in the Pacific Northwest. Rainy days linger but this year we've already seen week long spreads of sunshine and warmth.
|Heirloom Peony variety unknown|
My peony put on a fantastic display of scent and color. Deep, rose pink color with a delicious scent..and it was a gift from a neighbor's long established cottage garden.
The back corner of my shade garden has my Endless Summer 'Bailmer' hydrangea blooming with um..not so blue blooms. I've enjoyed the foliage color combinations of 'Sweet Tea' Heucherella, Autumn Fern, Blue Columbine, Paradise Island hosta, Great Expectations hosta and Dwarf Japanese Ceder 'Little Diamon' (Cryptomeria Japonica 'Little Diamond'). I feel like I've finally gotten this corner 'right' and will be excited to see these plants mature and fill in.
|Bright Orange Asiatic Lily|
|This garden traveler was removed from my tender hosta gardens to the weed patch of buttercups. Maybe he'll help clear out that horrific space?|
|Cistus x purpureus Alan Fradd with Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'|
Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day! Join Carol over at May Dreams Garden to see beautiful blooms from around the world.