Mid-way through June and it’s again garden party day in the garden blogging world. On the 15th of each month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. She posts what is blooming in her garden and gives bloggers all over the world the opportunity to share what is blooming in their gardens. Whether you garden or not, the photos are wonderful and inspiring. In my Connecticut garden 2012 blooms continue to be about two weeks earlier than they were in 2011.
The Endless Summer hydrangea (H. macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ is already showing color.
Most of the iris have gone by but this Iris louisiana ‘Black Gamecock’ is still in bloom while my two types of iris ensata should open any day.
My favorite weird bulb, Allium Hair, is at her peak.
Nasturtium, self-sown from last year, are happily dressing up a long planting bed near our pool where I grow potted peppers, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce.
Some nasturtium flowers peak out from under their variegated leaves.
Rose campion in front of a blue spruce play nicely together.
Spirea Double Play Artist, a 2011 gift from Proven Winners, has grown quite a bit from its tiny 4-inch pot size and now begins to show its true colors.
Rose bloom has been spectacular so far this spring. The current star in my gardens is a shrub rose, Mystic Meidiland, that struggled for years in a different location. It’s very happy now that it is protected from browsing deer.
Foxglove have also bloomed amazingly well. This bed of foxglove dresses up the edge of our front yard. The photo shows it’s peak, on June 6. It still has color today, but is nearing the end of its show.
There’s so much more – daylilies just opening, sage and salvia, astilbe and more roses, lamb’s ear and lavender, yarrows, sedum and scabiosa – but now it’s time to visit the other gardens on display at May Dreams Gardens . Enjoy the show.