Monday, June 14, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2010

A tiny Perle d'Or polyantha rose. This rose began as a cutting from Great Aunt Jenny's shrub and it's all the more precious because of our memories of her.

'The Bride', the first of three helianthemums I show, here making the most of the few sunny days we've had.

I left out 'Wisley Primrose' a soft yellow, somehow. There's just something about all these low carpets of bright little flowers that pleases me.

Cistus x obtusifolius, blooming for the first time this month.

More bright, simple flowers. Hmm, that's probably something of a metaphor for me, now that I think about it.

I never met a ceanothus I didn't like. This is C. thyrsiflorus 'Victoria'.

A great lime-green kniphofia. It's been blooming non-stop since April.
From some poppies I seeded last year, a few volunteers. I like the soft orange and cream-colored ones a lot.

A sedum flower. Someone probably knows the sedum's name, but it's not me.

 Another nameless sedum with babies. Awwww.

I need to make up some sedum pots so I can enjoy them at close range.

The blue fescue is making seed heads already. Although there's been little sun, they get lots of warmth up next to the brick planter on the south side of our house.

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange' has just barely begun to bloom. It loves heat, but even if this is the year summer never comes, I think it will do just fine.

And the hummingbirds will find it, no problem.

Last, for your pink pleasure, a big, simple, crinkly, perfect, cistus flower.

Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in gardens across the nation and around the world today.

Happy Bloom Day, all!


  1. NO! Bite your tongue! ("even if this is the year summer never comes")...I couldn't bear it. No tomatoes?

    Everything looks fabulous Jane. Simple and bright sounds good to me!

  2. Summer is down here where the temps are triple digits and the flowers are quite different yet it is still zone 8.

    Everything there looks cool and happy.

  3. What a different and gorgeous garden you get with limited sun and lots of moisture! That pink cistus is to die for, is that a plant that needs a lot of moisture? Here in SE Colorado we have lots of hot sun and little moisture so I try to grow what likes that combination.

  4. THIS is my favorite: Cistus

    I'm a SUCKER for blues!

  5. So glad you grow helianthemums -- I never see those anymore! What gorgeous plants, Jane. That AO agastache is going on the must-have list for sure. The Perle d'Or is sweet. Happy bloom day, Jane.

  6. Sedums are just too difficult, I think. And as I'm having more and more trouble remembering people's names, how can I be expected to remember the sedum's names. And to some I was introduced such a long time ago.

    Regardless, they're all beautiful. Love the ceanothus, too.

    Happy bloom day!

  7. Beautiful flowers. The Cistus is a new flower for me. I will have to look it up.

  8. I've never heard of helianthemums, ceanothus, or kniphofia. They all look wonderful.

  9. 'Victoria' bit the dust, er, ice, so was replaced by 'Blue Jeans'. I'm hoping a spring planting will give it time to settle in before whatever winter decides to throw at us this year. Must have at least one ceanothus, and once established they are nearly indestructible.
    My cistus got all gnarly and leggy, but after seeing yours I am tempted to try again. They are the devil to prune, with branches of steel.

  10. Hi Jane, Could be Sedum 'Dragon's Blood.' It seems early for it to be blooming but this year, who knows? ... I'm not a huge Kniphofia fan but I make an exception with yours. I love the soft coloring and the long bloom time.

  11. Glad I bloghopped over, what lovely flowers! Reminded me that my agastache didn't make it throught the winter...

    Love your blog name!


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