Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - June 2010

Color abounds in our June garden, but gray skies and showers lately have made it rather difficult to photograph the flowers. I knew there would be no time for picture taking today as I was working at school, so these photos were taken yesterday under cloudy conditions. Of course we had beautiful sunshine today while I was confined to the indoors.  

Lupines and Lemon Lilies brighten the bottom end of the Driveway Garden and the Peony border is looking pretty in pink.

Foxglove, Harebells (Campanula), Shooting Star Pinks (Dianthus) and Sweet William are at the top end, with Peonies, Evening Primrose and Weigela in the Lilac Garden behind. 

The Weigela is smothered in blooms. The Peonies have been beaten down by rain but are still beautiful.

Foxglove adds a lovely splash of pink to the Daisy Garden. Posted by Picasa

Sweet William cosies up to William Guiness Columbine in the Lower Rock Garden, and white Harebells peek through the greenery of Monarda and Spiderwort.

Evening Primrose and Lamium are running rampant in the Clematis Garden with Clematis Carnaby showing off in the background. Most of that Lamium will have to go. My plan is to transplant it to the front bank by the road where it will make a great ground cover.

Red Sweet William and Evening Primrose decorate the Side Porch Garden. Clematis Jackmanii is loaded with buds, preparing to burst into bloom. 

The Pink Garden is blue with Jacob's Ladder, Green with Heuchera, purple with more overgrown Lamium and red with Sweet William.  There's pink Sweet William around the other side, pink Foxgloves in back, and the Spirea will soon be a cloud of pink. Posted by Picasa

Pansies are blooming in the top Rock Garden and there are annuals waiting to be planted in there.

I'm loving this North Border right now. A few of the flowers providing a colorful palette at the moment are Siberian Iris, Cranesbill Geranium, Bleeding Heart, Columbine (just finishing), Lamium, Sweet William and Foxglove.

As I type I'm inhaling the delicious scent of Peonies wafting from a large bouquet gracing the table behind me.

 Their beauty astounds me. Posted by Picasa

June is a glorious time in the garden.
Happy Bloom Day and happy gardening everyone!

Please visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens to see blooms far and wide, from sea to shining sea and beyond.


Tabor said...[Reply]

As always I love walking through your garden. I am envious of your open flat planting areas and sunshine. Since I am in the woods I have only a few small areas that get enough sunshine to bloom!

Susan said...[Reply]

You got it right - color abounds! Love your garden, I know it is a lot of work but we all appreciate it! Enjoyed our little chat over the back fence the other day about Grisham and Cruise. Have a great day, don't work too hard out in the garden.

Cameron said...[Reply]

Kerri - those peonies look wonderful! I can imagine the fragrance.

The foxgloves among the daisies make a stunning combination! I think foxgloves would melt here if I planted them out with my daisies! I have to use heat-loving agastache with my daisies.

I do always enjoy "touring" your garden. You have so many great ideas for plant and color combinations.

Have a great day,

Roses and Lilacs said...[Reply]

I'll bet your neighbors slow down or stop when they drive past your house. What a lovely place with little gardens scattered everywhere.

I missed seeing your kitties:) Must have been wet day when kitties wanted to keep dry feet.

Debbie said...[Reply]

Kerri, as always, your garden is beautiful! Gosh you sure get a lot of bloom...just gorgeous. I've sort of been on a break from blogging, but have missed everyone. Hope to stop in more regularly again.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...[Reply]

Everything in your garden look so pretty. I love the types of flowers you grow, many are the same kinds I have. My 'Jackmanii' has just begun to bloom, that is one of my favorite Clematis.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...[Reply]

Such an explosion of color Kerri! As always, your garden is just gorgeous and such a treat for the eyes~ xxxVicki

Lisa at Greenbow said...[Reply]

Your flower beds are jam packed with beautiful color and form. I love to see the overall pictures.

Mountain Mama said...[Reply]

I enjoy your pictures so much!!! I love flowers and it tickles me that we have many of the same variety.
I've had Jacob's Ladder for years. It reseeds nicely here.
The main problems I have are keeping the deer and slugs at bay. So far this year I have destroyed over 600 slugs and doing the math this means I have eliminated nearly a hundred thousand of those nasty critters. As for the deer, I pop them on the rear with my BB gun. It stings and they leave. It's just hard to be on guard 24-7.
I have learned that they love my Paul II Clematis and chased a big buck out of mine aagain yesterday.
Thanks for a fun tour through your lovely gardens Kerri!

Needled Mom said...[Reply]

Someday I want to come walk through your gardens and really take in all the smells. They are, as usual, just gorgeous and awash with color. Doesn't it just figure that today would be sunny?????

Beth said...[Reply]

I LOVE the colors of your clematis garden. The purple and yellow just pop!

joco said...[Reply]

Dear Kerri,

The state of your June garden can be summed up in two words:
Luxuriant opulence.
Amazing with what speed it has developed from tulips to midsummer flowers.
I hope your news continues to be good.

Bird Girl said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri -
Well, though the sky might be more dramatic on a beautiful, sunny day - I sure don't think you could've gotten and brighter and truer colors than you produced on this dreary day! Wow! Everything is so lovely and I sure wish I could smell those peonies! I love peonies - and wish they would make a perfume that smelled like them.I really like that lime green plant near the sweet william, too!
Your gardens are divine!
Thanks for all of your really nice comments, Kerri. I so appreciate you and your family enjoying my posts. I'm heading up to NY soon to visit my step mom and I'll think about you as I pass all the gorgeous gardens on the way!

Kateri said...[Reply]

Your flower beds are so beautiful! I love the foxglove!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I think all that rain made your gardens lovely. My favorite bed is the daisy and foxglove combination.

And, you have so many pretty pinks blooming right now.

Annie in Austin said...[Reply]

How long would it take us to walk around your garden and see all the beds in real life? Your photos make me think it would take hours to look at all the colors and shapes, feel the silky petals and inhale those scents ...Happy June, Kerri!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Dirty Girl Gardening said...[Reply]

I love your peonies!!

Linda said...[Reply]

Looks like you live in a very idyllic setting. Love your peonies, especially!

verobirdie said...[Reply]

Even under a cloudy sky, your garden is beautiful.
I can smell the peonies from here :-)

Isabelle said...[Reply]

Swoon. Lovely lovely.

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...[Reply]


It's absolutely beautiful. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

Layanee said...[Reply]

Cottage charm in clear evidence. Great blooms all!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Wow, you have a great eye for combining plants! How stunning your garden is right now. And I also love those salmon colored poppies in the previous post - I've never seen that color and it is amazing. Your garden is really, really lovely.

sonia a. mascaro said...[Reply]

Hi Kerri,
I haven't visited you so long!
But I love always walking through your beautiful garden with gorgeous flowers all around... I enjoy your pictures so much! Thanks for sharing such a beauty!
I wish you a nice Sunday.

Sue Swift said...[Reply]

Love the peonies. And the feeling of space you have in the garden.

Sartenada said...[Reply]

Lovely photos.

I love the great variety of flowers. We have peonies blooming now here in the North.

Marlene Depler said...[Reply]

Wonderful blooms! I love June! I often say that I hope heaven is like a Colorado June morning. I just took some photos of my blooms that I will try to get posted today or tomrorrow.

Midlife Mom said...[Reply]

I agree with you the beauty of our flowers just astounds me too! When I hear the old saying to stop and smell the roses it is sooooooo true because it is one of lifes true blessings! Your flowers are always so beautiful and you are so knowledgeable about them and know all the names!

Hope you have a wonderful forth of July!! xoxo

Isabelle said...[Reply]

Delicious! I yearn to have a view like that... and space.

Alice said...[Reply]

It must be so hard to leave your beautiful garden in the morning and go off to work, especially when the sun shines and you are aching to get 'down and dirty' in amongst it all. But what a peaceful, tranquil haven to come home to each night!

That grass is so lush that I want to lie down and roll in it....which would be a great achievement for me at the moment.