Of course, we knew there would be oodles of blooms for June's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. It's probably the best month of the year for showing off what's flowering in the garden. But the crazy spring weather we've had has produced some crazy blooming as well! Brown-eyed Susans blooming at the beginning of June?
We've had more rain and higher temperatures than normal for an extended period of time and that has produced jungle-like conditions in the gardens. Mosquitoes included. No matter what time of the day you go out there, you're sure to be bitten and if you happen to be pruning shrubs in the shade, you're taking your life in your hands as the mosquitoes swarm you like angry bees.
Does that sound like I'm complaining? Okay, just a little bit, because I can't think of a single good reason that God put mosquitoes on the face of the earth, but who can complain about these:
Campanula 'Cherry Bells'
Rosa 'Morning Magic'
Gray Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Rosa 'Kordes Perfecta'
Asiatic Lily 'Tiny Ghost'
Lavender (Lavandula sp.)
Heuchera 'Palace Purple' with Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Geranium (No ID)
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
Daisies (Leucanthemum) and 'Ladyfingers' Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris) with Houttuynia (Houttuynia cordata)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen')
Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'
Monarda 'Petite Wonder'
Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)
Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'
Endless Summer® Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer')
Black Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
Dianthus 'First Love'
Japanese Climbing Hydrangea (Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight')
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica 'Carmine King')
Masterwort (Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding')
That's just part of what's blooming here. I LOVE this month!
Thanks, Carol, for once again hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, likely the most popular meme on the 'net! And thanks too, for expecting me to always be late in posting. I wouldn't want to let you down! :-)