June 15: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

East Friesland Sage in the Secret Garden

East Friesland Sage in the Secret Garden. There is a family of wrens in the bird house.

Ah, June.  It’s a happy month in the garden.  The temps this year have been mild and we’ve had enough rain.  I’m getting ready for my big shindig next Saturday which means I’d better hurry up and get the last of the annuals planted.  I have a flat of purple petunias to put in and a few red impatiens.  And there is a dwarf sweet spire that I need to find a place for.  I’ve ordered two more chairs for the sitting area in the Secret Garden.  And, I’m in the process of getting estimates for a new fence that separates my yard from the park.  And, of course, I am enjoying my new brick pathways.  What a lucky gardener I am…

Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.

Alchemilla and Blue Ice Amsonia in the Secret Garden

Alchemilla and Blue Ice Amsonia in the Secret Garden

Entrance garden.  That is Walker's Low Nepeta in the foreground.

Entrance garden. That is Walker’s Low Nepeta in the foreground.

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Daddy Long Legs on Wild Berry Hansa Rose

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Looking east in the Secret Garden. The Kousa dogwood is in bloom. The huechera in in bloom under the dogwood.

Heuchera in the Secret Garden

Heuchera in the Secret Garden

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Looking into the Secret Garden. Those are red begonias at the entrance.

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White poppies are almost finished blooming

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Berry White Nemesia in the corner nook.

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Purple Smoke Baptisia in the False Garden

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Rose Campion

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Walker’s Low Nepeta with a friend

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Persian Star Allium. I didn’t plant this but found it in a well established day lily bed.

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Bleeding Heart

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Old white climbing rose in the corner nook

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Looking through the Kousa dogwood in the Secret Garden

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Lisanthus in the corner nook

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The northwest corner of the Secret Garden

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Tradescantia in the corner nook



Wild Spice Hansa Rose in the Lower Garden

Wild Spice Hansa Rose in the Lower Garden

 

Cranesbill geranium with  annual geraniums in the Lower Garden

Cranesbill geranium with annual geraniums in the Lower Garden


Corner nook, old white climber and bleeding heart.

Corner nook, old white climber and bleeding heart.

~ by garden337 on June 15, 2014.

6 Responses to “June 15: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”

  1. Beautiful pictures! I wish I could find Star Alliums among my day lilies.

  2. Hi, lovely to see your garden and all the plants you have in flower – it must be lovely with such a big garden and all the plants you can have room for! I saw your calico too, sweet 🙂
    Take care, Helene.

  3. Thank you, Helene. Actually, my yard is pretty much the average for Grand Rapids. I just maximized the space. The calico is a great gardening buddy. 🙂

  4. Your garden is lovely. That path with the round centerpiece of brick and stone is a great foil for the lush green plants. Happy Bloom Day. All gardeners are lucky indeed. ~~Dee

    • Thank you, Dee! A friend created my brick paths. She didn’t have a plan. She just made it up as she went. I agree. It’s wonderful. And best of all, the bricks were free.

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