June 29, 2018

June Garden Scenes

June has been a lovely month in the garden, but I've chosen to spend time outside instead of sitting at my computer to post on this blog.  In the scene above, 'Blue Gown' bellflower (Campanula) is smothered in blooms in front of 'Evergold' carex, buds of 'Visions' astilbe, 'Elke' hardy geranium and 'Eola Sapphire' hostas.

In the northwest corner, the 'Caradonna' salvia and 'Moulin Rouge' astrantia are nearly finished while flowers on 'Visions in Red' astilbe and drumstick allium are about to open.

My two 'William Shakespeare 2000' English roses are blooming prolifically this year.  Some of the blooms are too heavy for the stems, but I'm happy to cut those to bring inside.

I used to think alliums were odd-looking, but now I'm a complete fan.  These dried heads from 'Purple Sensation' look nice against the dwarf Arctic willow stems.

The northeast corner is golden right now, and it smells like heaven with the honeysuckle in bloom. 

I enjoyed creating these pots with a sunset color scheme.  'Hypnotica Bronze' dahlia, 'Perfume Purple' nicotiana, 'Honey' supertunia, 'Persian Chocolate' lysmachia, 'Lemon Licorice' licorice plant, and 'Inferno' coleus are planted together.

The perennial clumps of yellow Digitalis grandiflora are having a good year.  The steel blue balls are Allium caeruleum.

Crambe cordifolia made a tall haze of white flowers behind 'Esther Reed' double daisies and the annuals in my broken water fountain.  I had some friends over for a garden party mid-month, and the Crambe was quite the topic of conversation.

Backlighting at sunset makes the buds of 'Bridal Veil' astilbe and seedheads of 'Everest' allium glow.  Soon the annual cosmos and black peony poppies will start blooming in this area. 

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