Monday, June 15, 2015

June in Bloom -Garden Bloggers Bloom Day


June is shaping up nicely here ,with only one day so far of over 90 degree heat and our June Gloom  morning overcast shows up most mornings.. makes for fine gardening weather. 

 Lilies...the pink was carefully labeled and said label has faded into illegibility. Time to peruse the Lily Garden catalog and see if I can retrieve the ID. The melon-y number is Copper Crown .



 This variegated Lantana is slowly reverting; it has frozen down to the ground several years in a row.




Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' has become a grove of nicely branched plants.



Drumstick Allium --Allium sphaerocephalon.




Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'



Poor floppy Sideritis cypria . Needs more sun, so a move may be on the agenda for fall.



Fuchsia 'Winston Churchill'..



The damn Daylilies are peaking now-what's left of them. I have edited down to 11 varieties , with a couple others on the hit list. This is another missing tag victim .



Moonlit Masquerade , an outstanding performer for many years.



Purple Rain

Mail order Daylily houses are generous with their freebies- this was gifted with the last order I placed a few years ago. I have no tag , and don't recall if it even came with one.



 Clematis Rooguchi, inflicted with mildew this year.  I rarely see mildew in summer here, even on roses, but this year it has struck roses and others less likely victims. 



Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tips'




Group shot with Tuecrium 'Purple Tails' in the foreground and a couple Lavenders in the distance.



 Sanguisorba 'Tanna' , similar to 'Chocolate Tips' but smaller .



The thug-ish Phygelius 'Moonraker' . Keeping after it is key.


Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens to check out more blooms around the globe..

19 comments:

  1. I love the mash-up of the 2 Lantana, Kathy, as well as the Clematis and the Sanguisorba. It sounds as though you over-wintered the Digiplexis. Mine were stricken with a bad case of mealybugs late last year, which I couldn't get rid of even after months of treatment. I pulled them out, only to find myself caught in the plant's snare again this year, buying 3 small 'Illumination Flame' and, this weekend, the new-to-me 'Berry Canary', which was marked down by 50% - I brought the latter home only to find it came with some infant mealbugs. Have you had a problem of that nature with Digiplexis?

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    1. No mealybugs here Kris;I seem to recall that Hoov had the same issue. This plant is just about bionic here. The plants in this photo were cut down to the ground in Feb. They sat all winter with shiny bright green foliage , impervious to whatever little frost we had.

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  2. Wow, Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' already? Is it early for you, or is a June bloom normal? Sanguisorba 'Tanna' is going on my wish list, thank you!

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    1. Sorry to say I'm not certain about the Eucomis Loree-though it wouldn't surprise me if they were early since we had the winter that wasn't this year. I love Tanna, in fact I bought another last weekend at Digging Dog --it has repeated element status ! I remember how excited I was to find the first one I bought , which was at Bainbridge Island Nursery probably around 2011 . And foliage is so damn cute !

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  3. Like Kris, I love the Lantana melange. Your Daylilies are beautiful! Why are you editing them down? Copper Crown is a beautiful color and I can almost smell it from here.

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    1. Ah Peter, the Daylilies are my nemesis. I love them but the colors are incredibly unstable here and the snails ruin the foliage which looks crapola 80 percent of the time anyway . My new procedure is to cut them down to the ground after they bloom, which seems to work ok.

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  4. Lovely selection Kathy but my favourite are the Lantana blooms looking so vibrant along with the variegated leaves as a backdrop, very showy!

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    1. The Lantanas seem to be popular...Maybe they need their own post !

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  5. Beautiful blooms! I think my favourite would have to be Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tips', very unusual!

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    1. I have to journey to find Sanguisorbas --that or mail order . I do love them, and buy every one that crosses my path.

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  6. Wow! Love your Digiplexis grove! Have you found that the drumstick Allium reseeds? Daylilies are a favorite plant, but many of mine are afflicted with gall midges. I may have to get rid of some of them.

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    1. No reseeding noticed with the Alliums that I can discern Alison. I think they multiply a bit though. The bulbs are very inexpensive, and you need lots of them in a clump or they look spindly. Gall midges - I don't think we have those here, but the snails are wild for the foliage.

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  7. Your daylilies are beautiful, and I should take your lead and pare mine down to just the good ones. For years I worked at a nursery and always came home with some freebie or other. Now they occupy too much real estate.

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    1. Hi Les, really enjoyed your GBBD post , you've been missed ! I think you are in good Daylily territory-but yes, one must edit as painful as that might be sometimes !

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  8. I am smitten by your Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame', your 'Winston Churchill' and your first tagless daylily. I very much enjoyed your Bloom Day post. I just received my first mail order daylily. You'd think it was a tree for what I spent on it. But it arrived no bigger than my hand, along with 2 freebies. I hope they will be featured in a Bloom Day next season.

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  9. I somehow missed your post MONTHS ago! I'm curious, how big does your Sanguisorbia 'Chocolate Tips' get? I planted some recently...but have found wildly varying accounts of its size!

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    1. Hi Scott! I am kind of obsessed with Sangisorbas. This year was interesting because S. Tanna and 'Chocolate Tips' seemed so similar in size. C.Tips foliage is about 18" and blooms are maybe 3ft. This is their 2nd full year after a fall planting in 2013. The stems on Tanna seem about 6 inches shorter. The both flopped a bit this summer. I also now have 'Red Thunder' which is in it's 1st year, so still small.

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    2. Thanks! I love them too...I actually tried to get 'Red Thunder', but both sources were sold out! The size of your 'Chocolate Tips' sounds perfect for the spot I have it in, though...so if mine are similar, it will be perfect. All the Sanguisorbia I have flop too, for some reason...not enough sun, maybe?

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    3. I mail ordered Red Thunder form Digging Dog ...Choc Tips flops the least for me !

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