June 15: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

The corner nook where a few bleeding heart blooms are hanging on, the old climbing rose is trying to come back after a hard winter, and the hidcote lavender have been thinned.  In the foreground are to blue salvia annuals waiting to be planted.
The corner nook where a few bleeding heart blooms are hanging on, the old climbing rose is trying to come back after a hard winter, and the hidcote lavender have been thinned. In the foreground are to blue salvia annuals waiting to be planted. The red is Sweet William.

Thank you again to May Dreams Gardens for creating the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day meme.  Check out her website for links to gardens all over the world.  Scroll down to see what is blooming in mine.

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The Walkers’ Low catmint is putting on a wonderful show. I have it growing in several spots. Here it is at the entrance to the Secret Garden.
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Here the Walker’s Low catmint surrounds the cat statue in the front garden.
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The Kousa dogwood is an explosion of blooms.

 

Here is another view of Kousa.  In the foreground are white snapdragons that self-seeded.
Here is another view of Kousa. In the foreground are white snapdragons that self-seeded.
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Sorry for the blurriness. This David Austin rose continues to struggle. It is the sole survivor after gallant efforts to keep the fragrant roses healthy.
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More catmint!! The red is Sweet William gracing the corner nook garden. The rain has knocked down the catmint.
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This entrance to the Secret Garden features a potted geranium and white clematis winding its way through the dutchman’s pipe.
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This is a nice shot of the Lower Garden. The blue in the middle is some sort of hardy geranium that is a bit unruly. As soon as the blooms are finish, I lop it off and get a few flowers for the rest of the season. Those are the hansa roses to the left. The White Dome hydrangeas are full of buds. These are doing so well this year!! I was tempted to yank them all out.
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These hansa roses are so wonderfully fragrant.
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This is the last of the poppies in the Secret Garden. I wish they lasted longer.
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I’ve moved the heuchers so often I’ve lost track of them. This could be Palace Purple.
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The little seating area in the Entrance Garden gives a pop of color against the Dwarf Albert Spruces.
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This view of the Secret Garden includes Alchemilla in the foreground, Blue Ice Amsonia, and Euphorbia Perkineses. Some of the daylilies are already producing scapes.
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A closer shot of Euphorbia Perkineses
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I did a hard prune of James McFarlan lilacs as soon as they were finished blooming so that I could enjoy the mock orange.
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The Francis Williams hostas are starting to bloom. Again, this seems early. The White Dome hydrangeas are a titch ahead of the ones in the Lower Garden.
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Another shot of Francis Williams,
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White Dome Hydrangea.
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Wildberry Breeze Hansa rose.
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The charming climbing rose in the corner nook.
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Red Knockout rose in the rose medallion. Too bad it isn’t fragrant
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Inexpensive basket in the corner nook.
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Just a few bleeding hearts left.

 

H. Abiqua Drinking Gourd is blooming.  This is a bit early.
H. Abiqua Drinking Gourd is blooming. This is a bit early, too.

 

9 thoughts on “June 15: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

    1. Thank you!!! I confess I love red. I’m hoping the coleus a plunked among the hostas grow up to be wonderful red spashes of color.

  1. I truly enjoyed your Bloom Day post. I was enlarging the photos and looking at each plant. Your secret garden entrance is perfect. What is the tall vining greenery to the left of your trellis? I would guess Dutchmans Pipe – but that’s a long shot. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. edgy, it IS dutchman’s pipe, a native plant that is very vigorous. I spend much of my garden time taming the runners that have even crawled under the brick pathways into beds 20 feet away from the parent plant. But it gives me the walls that every secret garden must have.
      See, not a long shot at all!!

  2. I really enjoyed your photos. I love the secret garden idea. Today, I was studying your ornamental trees in the photos. I’d like to know more about them. Names and age….

    1. Gosh, I missed this comment. I’m so sorry!! In case you are still staying tuned in, the kousa dogwood in the secret garden was planted 9 years ago. It has turned into such a graceful tree. The magnolia in the front was there when I bought the house 10 years ago, so I don’t know its age. But it’s a pretty big tree. When I bought the house there was a huge spruce tree in the front that was crowding out the magnolia and dominating the front yard. I had removed just a few weeks after I moved in. The magnolia can now breathe. I’m not sure whether you classify lilacs as trees, but there were planted 9 years ago, as was the tardive hydrangea. Limelight was planted 8 years ago. Who knows how old the cherry tree is. It could be as old as the house, which was built in 1926.

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