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.
Nearby is the White and Silver Garden.
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.
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...
And on around to the South Border, where Perovskia is in full bloom.
Happy Bloom Day!
Weather Diary: Fair; High: 106 F (41 C)/Low: 66 F (19 C); Humidity: 2%-23%
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Lea (Friday, 16 June 2017 05:00)
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.
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:52)
Thank you so much, Lea! :)
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.
Rose (Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:15)
So many beautiful colors in your garden! Happy Bloom Day!
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.
Diana Studer (Monday, 19 June 2017 17:05)
Maybe you can find your Crinum here?
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 02:30)
Thank you so much, Rose! Thanks for coming by! :)
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!
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.
Steve (Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:40)
love the Salvia farinacea. It is one I was not aware of
Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:42)
Steve - I love that Salvia; it is usually offered in the US as a bedding annual because it is not fully hardy (only to about -7 C by most accounts). But it grows faithfully as a perennial here - other than regularly (and spectacularly) collapsing at summer's end, only to come back promptly for the cooler months.