Bloom Day for June 2021
The 15th of June this year is not only Bloomday , but the day that California rolls back many of the restrictions we have been living with since round about March Bloomday of 2020. I surely never imagined what a long road this pandemic has turned out to be. The downside is that my days of working from home are numbered -I am pretty sure we will be full up again at the office in a few weeks. But lets get on with the flower action-a small selection of what is blooming in my garden this month .
All Lavenders are in full bloom. I only have 4 this year-so many varietals and so inexpensive and readily available I change them out every 3 years or so before they get too woody.
This Asclepias speciosa from Annies has a long history-bought it in a 4" pot and the original plant died rather quickly, but not completely. I have had it coming up here and there for several years -most are pulled and a couple are kept to see if they might actually either attract some monarchs or bloom. And this year I have some first ever flowers on this plant that rose up from the dead middle of a Helleborus argutifolius.
Always reliable Clematis 'Arabella'.
New this year a smaller scale version of Achillea 'Moonshine', A.'Moondust' from the UC Davis Arboretum remote plant sale in April. Really like it , I wish I'd bought a couple more. I fully expect an absolutely normal in person plant sale there this fall so this will go on the list.
Strong editing is needed this summer for the drumstick Alliums. They can get away from you if you aren't careful.
Eryngium planum blaukappe , one in the front garden and one one the back -highly recommend . Polite reseeding and not as particular as some Erygiums I've grown.
Sideritas cypria with an Allium photo bomb.
Sanguisorba 'Pink Tanna'
I'm having a mental block on the name of this plant. Kind of embarrassing.
That's my offering for this month, and if you toddle over to Carols at May Dreams Gardens you'll find even more June blooms.