Garden Bloom in June

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Salvia farinacea with Hamelia patens in the North Border

A quick tour around the June garden for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day... with thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting this monthly look at what is flowering!

 

First there is the North Border, a combination of blue, purple, and red.

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A simple Pelargonium hortatum has so far survived the month unscathed
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Lavandula multifida
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Alyogyne huegelii

Nearby is the White and Silver Garden.

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Lavandula dentata
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Asclepias subulata
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Jasminum sambucum, the Arabian jasmine, is flowering.

Vauquelina californica has flowered for the first time this year.  Left, they look rather like Spirea when fresh; right, they have since dried to an attractive terracotta color.

The Central Bed is made mostly of plants that flower in a wide range of reds.

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Salvia greggi (above) and Russelia equisetiformis "Big Red" (below). Both are somewhat out of season this time of year, but are still producing some blooms, much to the appreciation of hummingbirds.
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Catharanthus roseus, much pinker than shown!
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Cuphea ignea "Vermillionaire"
A deliberate exception to the reds, Wollerton Old Hall makes a refreshing accent at the top of the bed.
A deliberate exception to the reds, Wollerton Old Hall makes a refreshing accent at the top of the bed.
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Not so deliberate, Mirabilis jalapa has returned as a volunteer this year... in white!
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First-ever blooms have emerged on this Crinum lily. I've had it since summer 2014, but kept it in a large pot. Now in the ground, it is finally happy enough to bloom - and meantime I've forgotten what species...
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Special mention for Penstemon pseudospectabilis "Coconino County", which has been flowering for months.

Miniature roses continue to bloom around the garden: clockwise from top left: Daniela, noID, Kordes Lavender.

The East Border was meant to be mostly yellow, but oranges do creep in somehow...

In midsummer the East Border is dominated by Caesalpinia pulcherrima
In midsummer the East Border is dominated by Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Gaillardia pulchella has made its first appearance in the border this year.  Sadly, it is not proving very rabbit proof.  This bloom was from several weeks ago, but I thought it deserved some mention!
Gaillardia pulchella has made its first appearance in the border this year. Sadly, it is not proving very rabbit proof. This bloom was from several weeks ago, but I thought it deserved some mention!

And on around to the South Border, where Perovskia is in full bloom.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia
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Catharanthus roseus with Eremophila hygrophana, a combination that simply continues to bloom and bloom...

Happy Bloom Day!

Weather Diary: Fair; High: 106 F (41 C)/Low: 66 F (19 C); Humidity: 2%-23%

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Comments: 11
  • #1

    Lea (Friday, 16 June 2017 05:00)

    Wonderful! Beautiful!

  • #2

    Kris P (Friday, 16 June 2017 13:01)

    I love all the blue color, Amy. Your post is another reminder that I do "need" to find myself a Caesalpinia this year, heft price-tag or not.

  • #3

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:52)

    Thank you so much, Lea! :)

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:59)

    I'm appreciating the blue more and more as the weather heats up, Kris ;-) I would invite you to come and pick up a Caesalpinia here, where they are sold in smaller sizes; but then there might be issues with taking it back to CA. My plant does have some nice pods ripening - I'd be happy to send you some if you like.

  • #5

    Rose (Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:15)

    So many beautiful colors in your garden! Happy Bloom Day!

  • #6

    rusty duck (Monday, 19 June 2017 01:37)

    This is where I come for my dry garden fix.. my second to last lavender has finally succumbed, just one left in a pot, and perovskia is going the same way. Mind you, 28C forecast for tomorrow. For us that's blistering! Even the bunnies may slow down for a bit.

  • #7

    Diana Studer (Monday, 19 June 2017 17:05)

    Maybe you can find your Crinum here?
    http://pza.sanbi.org/crinum

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:30)

    Thank you so much, Rose! Thanks for coming by! :)

  • #9

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:36)

    Jessica - We can only hope it slows the bunnies down; mine clearly appreciate the shade and water provided (for them?!) in the garden on hot summer afternoons... Too bad about your lavender; I couldn't get any but Munstead to grow in my first garden. Here they all grow, almost without care. They seem a bit choosy!

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:40)

    Diana - To the rescue with a link! ;-) I think possibly it's a type of C. powellii, perhaps a subspecies, because the foliage is deep burgundy.

  • #11

    Steve (Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:40)

    love the Salvia farinacea. It is one I was not aware of