Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloomday June 2016

   June is a month of abundance, everything it seems is in bloom. I was focused on editing my choices for this Bloomday post , and still have 15 photos. Thanks to our mistress of ceremonies , Carol over yonder at May Dreams Gardens who provides us with links to blooms across the globe on the 15th of each month.

 Angelica stricta pupurea , taller than me -vertical drama. This is my best effort with these plants; I have been careful to give them water and I'm sure our winter of real live rain contributed to their success.


And speaking of success , I have been trying to produce a blooming Astrantia for several years..I am ridiculously pleased to have my first ever bloom. I finally found the right spot. The right spot is everything with plants that may be borderline for ones' zone-not a cold hardiness issue for me, but  heat hardiness .


Anigozanthus, this one lives in a large container, next door to Elegia capensis.


 Lily season is upon us , and I cleverly (well , accidentally) have managed to space out the Lily blooms so there is always one or two blooming. This one is 'Silver Angel', an upward facing trumpet Lily.



And one of the few Daylilies left here, this is' Calico Jack'



Sidertas cypria .


I am fatally attracted to yellow flowers , and this Echinacea is just the tone of yellow I love best, 'Ferris Wheel ' .


This is new to me this year, Teuchrium chamaedrys 'Summer Sunshine' a low growing edger.



Agastache 'Grapefruit Nectar' is blooming madly on the hell strip.



Teucrium 'Purple Tails' comports with a long lost label yellow Gaillardia.



First Eucomis bloom of the season.


My treasured un-named seedling Sanguisorba  from Far Reaches Farm.


Rudbeckia 'Green Wizard'



The flowers have faded on my Phlomis, but I love what they leave behind .


And Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tips'  gets a swoony visit every day after work. I am besotted.



26 comments:

  1. Congrats on the astrantia! And the angelica and sanguisorba -- you've coaxed some beauties into bloom. That teucrium reseeded for a while then faded out. I'd love to pick up another in person at Digging Dog!

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    1. It's a good thing I have plenty of plants that don't need coddling !

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  2. Great selection and I'm particularly taken by the colours of that upright facing lily!

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    1. It seems my lilies keep multiplying-I can't stop buying them. Remember that giant yellow number at the Germantown garden in Portland --it was Conca d'or , I bought 3 of those this year --amoung others !

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  3. With the large pictures it feels like being an insect srawling through your borders :-)
    Such interesting plants, beautifully photographed.

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  4. Beautiful flowers and photos! Great minds- I just posted what I jokingly call peony porn on my blog today. Ha. The flowers make the wait for the vegetables (what I am in it for when it comes to gardening) bearable!

    KK

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    1. I would be happy to be a veggie dudette, but just no room ! Sigh.

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  5. "Fatally attracted to yellow flowers" - me too! I've been trying to dial back my use of that color as, sunny as it is, it's become overwhelming in my garden. I'm SO envious of your Astrantia - I've tried and failed to grow it here. However, I just planted my first 3 Sideritis cypria (from Annie's) and have my fingers crossed they'll look as good as yours when they bloom - in the meantime I'm enjoying their lovely foliage. Happy GBBD!

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    1. I keep buying yellow Kris. I just try to spread them out ! I'm not sure how long the Astrantia is going to persist but I'll enjoy it while I can. Hopefully it doesn't collapse in the next heat wave.

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  6. Beautiful photos - I love seeing plants different from what I can grow in upstate New York. I especially enjoyed the lighting in your photos - beautiful.

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    1. Well Alana,if it makes you feel better you have plenty of things in upstate NY that I can't grow here ! A rainless summer climate can be restricting sometimes. At least I don't have those red lily beetles !

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  7. Oh that Anigozanthus and Elegia capensis photo! Love it. The Rudbeckia 'Green Wizard' has me thinking I need to get my hands on some next year.

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    1. I am so attached to my Elegia capensis ! This is year 2 for Green Wizard and so far it's smaller than I expected. I'll see what happens later in summer, but if it stays this size I would buy in 3's and put in the 'front row' ...got it from Digging Dog by the way.

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  8. You are growing many unusual flowers, very interesting! Love the Angelica stricta pupurea. I could see this one being planted in my new yellow rose bed, it would make such a striking contrast and add the much needed height. Have to think about this...
    Thanks for a wonderful bloom post!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Christina, placement of Angelica is important , not sure how it would fare in full all day sun. Mine gets morning sun and dappled sun mid-day. It won't bloom in shade (I tried) but doesn't care for heat.

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  9. It IS hard to edit our choices when there are so many at this time of year! I love the colors on that Agastache. Some do well here, but others fade too quickly if they don't like our wet winters. That's a beautiful daylily too.

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    1. I try all kinds of Agastache Alison--some don't come back for me either.This one and 'Purple Haze' are both working this year for me.

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  10. A wonderful selection of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Teucrium 'Purple Tails' seems very interesting. The bloom is rather unusual for a germander. I used to have a few Teucrium but I am down to just one, a Teuchrium chamaedrys secies.
    You have very interesting plants.

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    1. Hi Alain..thanks for coming by. I have several cultivars of Teuchrium, some are easily found but I have to get 'Purple Tails' mail order from Digging Dog Nursery on our Northern California Coast.It discretely reseeds-a bonus !

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  12. I've planted my first Phlomis! It still has its flowers but it's good to know what they will turn into. And I gather they last well into winter. Perfect.

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    1. The flowers turn tan- I like the look and so I keep them and don't cut back til spring clean up.

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  13. Beautiful, all. I could go for those other 15 photos, too.

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    1. they were the 15 bad ones Hoov !

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