Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for June
|Speaking of clematis, this is one of my favorites - Clematis durandii which is more of a shrub type clematis instead of a climber.|
Penstemon 'Pocahontas', transplanted earlier this year and doing beautifully in its new spot. That is a clumping bamboo behind it. It was here when we moved in.
|Mimulus cardinalis (Scarlet Monkey Flower)|
|This is a new one for me - Isotoma fluviatilis 'Beth's Blue' (Star Flower). I almost bought it last year at our nursery but did not, so this year, here it is. The label says it is hardy to zone 7 even though we sell it in our the annuals section.|
|And another new annual for me - Painted Tongue (Salpiglossis sinuata)|
Stachys macrantha 'Superba' (Big Betony), a perennial I planted the first year we were here (2016) and it is just now blooming.
|Parahebe - this plant has really grown on me and it is looking quite spectacular this year.|
|Sea Holly (Eryngium zabellii 'Big Blue')|
|Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) - the vigor of this plant kind of frightens me.|
|I believe this plant may be the biggest bee magnet in the garden - Veronica longifolia 'Vernique White')|
Monardella macrantha 'Marion Sampson', an unusual plant I purchased recently from Far Reaches Farm.
|Another clematis - 'Multi-Blue'|
Gardener's Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens. You can go there and get links to other garden blooms across the country.
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy