It hardly seems fair to have just one Bloom Day a month at this time of year, when so many beautiful things are coming into flower ever day. I’ve done my best to pick out a variety of highlights, but as usual, there’s a lot to see, so let’s get started! Oh, by the way, the image above is one of my favorite scenes this time of year; it includes Carthusian pink (Dianthus carthusianorum) and rose campion (Silene [formerly Lychnis] coronaria).
There are a few general themes for June here, of course, including roses and clematis. I don’t have too many garden roses left, due to the abundance of rose rosette disease-affected multiflora rose all around, but fortunately, there are a few that have managed to stay unaffected.
Most of the other clematis growing here are leatherflower types: various native species and crosses from them that the bees have made. A few that are flowering now include…
Milkweeds (Asclepias) don’t get the same press as roses and clematis for early summer, but there are many looking terrific right now, to the delight of the recently-returned monarch butterflies as well as the many other insects that feed on the flowers.
Some other lovely late-spring/early-summer perennials include…
There are some woody plants flowering now too, including…
This is also an interesting time for annuals, with the overlap between the peak of some cool-season species and the start of some summer-lovers.
Just a few of the many foliage stars at the moment…
And finally, a few random garden shots this time…
Just in the time it took me to put this post together, several wonderful new things have come into flower, but they will have to wait until the next Bloom Day, or perhaps an interim Instagram post. (Seeds are ripening daily too: check out out the Recently Added part of my shop if you want to see some of the 2022 harvest so far.) My thanks to you all for taking the time to visit today!
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13 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – June 2022”
Another lovely tour. Thank you, Nan.
Thank YOU for the visit, Sandy. Happy Bloom Day!
Thank you so much, Debra. Have a beautiful day!
A beautiful start to the day! Thank you for letting us see your garden–so many pretty things to learn about.
I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment, Carol. It’s a beautiful Bloom Day!
Thanks for saying that, Nancy. Things have really exceeded my hopes for the garden so far this year.
So many lovely plants/flowers to look at, thanks for sharing!
Hi Karen! I hope your own garden is treating you well on this Bloom Day.
So many gorgeous combinations. I just started golden meadowsweet from seed this spring, and I can’t wait to have it looking big and lush like your plants. Thanks for another shot of inspiration!
I’ll be interested to hear how it does for you. I haven’t had much luck growing it from seed. It does self-sow here, but I think most, if not all, of the seedlings are green. Still, it’s a joy to have around for the fragrance of the flowers!
Oh,the colors, the forms, the variety! Truly a wonderful garden in a wonderful season. The pink crosswort catches my eye, with its fanciful ?stamens? shooting out. Thank you for the beauty this morning!
Thanks, Donna. That crosswort is really something, isn’t it? I nearly lost it but managed to revive the patch and it is flowering beautifully this year, thank goodness. It does have a less-than-desirable feature, unfortunately: a definite skunk-like odor.
Magnificent, Nan! Given the severity of our drought in SoCal, I’m not going to sow any seeds until fall but I’ll definitely be looking at what you have to offer.
I’m so sorry about your difficult conditions, Kris. I feel guilty for fussing about inadequate rain here, when what we’ve had would be a blessing to you and your garden. I will send wet thoughts your way.
As ever, thanks so much for sharing your summer bounty, Nan!
Thank *you* for taking the tour, Kris!
The pink salsify was very interesting, Nan. The one we have in the Midwest, Tragopogon dubius, is a yellow flower. I always enjoy your posts so much! And the photography’s fantastic!
Wonderful to hear from you, Amy. I hope you and your garden are doing well this year. Thanks so much for your kind comments!
I love that you toss old seeds to create a meadow. (Also, I prefer the seed pods to the ninebark flowers – I just adore their color!) Thanks as always for the lovely tour!
Hi Kim! Yes, it seems a better use for the seeds than throwing them in the trash once the new harvest is ready. And the small effort has paid off big time.
Beautiful as always, and I’m intrigued by the dead man’s fingers! That’s one I can’t wait to see your review of, it doesn’t look like it would be hardy but I guess it did just fine. I hope you get a nice batch of fingers lol
So many other goodies as well. Surprisingly I almost bought a little calico monkey flower last week. It’s even cooler in person but the grower said it was somewhat tricky for her to get the watering right, so I passed for other things. Maybe I’ll have an easier time with seeds!
Hi Frank! Yes, the Decaisnea should be fully hardy here, but it took me several tries to find the right spot for it. It’s definitely happy behind the greenhouse. It doesn’t look like any fruit set this year, but at least it has finally reached flowering size. I can imagine it being hard to keep the Diplacus looking good in a container. In the ground, it seems more forgiving, so I recommend giving it a try!
A feast for the eyes Nan, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden with us. So easy to see from the photo, why you have a favourite place in your front garden. It is a symphony of colour and form from the foliage.
Thanks for checking in, Allan, and for the lovely comments. I hope your summer gardening is going well!
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