Bloomday June 2018

 Blooms are abundant this month and I only captured a fraction of the floral action in my garden . I might have to do a Bloomday version 2.0 later in the month to share all the flowers that didn't make the cut for this post.

 Allium sphaerocephalon is happily bobbing it's head in several locations . I'm going to do a bit of camouflage planting later this year , hopefully to hide the crappy foliage for next summer.



 Clematis 'Arabella' , a bloomday regular til fall.



 I dug up all my Digitalis 'Illumination Flame' a couple years ago and have re-instated it this year. You can't beat it for longevity of bloom and performance in awkward exposures. It seems to get by just fine with once a week watering.



 Oh yes, it's Lobelia tupa. When I planted this a few years ago I had absolutely no expectations of how it would react to life in my garden. I never see it anywhere in my town, the only nurseries that that are even remotely local (Annie's and Digging Dog) are the only places I have ever seen it offered- I bought it from one of them . It is a 5 star plant here; architectural, dramatic, pest free. I  don't feed it , and I water deeply every 10 days or so.


 Angelica stricta purpurea . Pretty excited that I have a seedling this year for the 1st time.


 I have a grove of Orlaya.




 An area of my front garden that I am very happy with this year- it may need it's very own post- in spite of a completely out of control Phlomis and a rose that is out of place.  You can see Sideritas cypria here and the Erygium is 'Blaukappe' which I purchased last fall after seeing it at Longwood in June. 


 Here it is a bit clearer. The flowers are small but abundant , growing in sprays from tidy basal foliage. I plan to increase the inventory on this one.


 This Anigozanthos lives in close proximity .


 As does Verbena bonariensis.



 This is the excellent Eryngium 'Jos Eijking ' which has larger flowers and spikier leaves. It's just starting to blue-up.

  Our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens diligently gives garden bloggers the opportunity to share the floral wealth on the 15th of every month.

Comments

  1. I am SO envious! Okay, I know I have a lot of flowers but you have so many I covet and have been utterly unsuccessful in growing. Like Clematis, and Digiplexis (mine were repeatedly devastated by mealybugs), and Erygium. When it comes to plants, I'm just greedy...

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    1. You should chat with Hoov about her process with the Clems-she seems to do quite well with them .

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  2. Lots of fabulous blooms but Anigozanthos will always be THE STAR in my garden book...

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    1. I'm actively planning for some additions. Lots of drama !

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  3. I loved seeing your Clematis, such a beautiful shade of blue!
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. As an added bonus, Arabella blooms all summer long.

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  4. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  5. That sideritis and eryngo -- wow! And I had just one bloom stalk on my angelica, which ran to seed weeks ago. Your garden looks so fresh!

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  6. Your garden looks great! the Erygium is 'Blaukappe' is beautiful. Haven't been to Longwood Gardens in years, but studies there are a student right after college. It's a great place. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. pretty blooms ! liked the clematis

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