“June GBBD”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. This is the day (15thof the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens. This is a great way to keep a record of what is blooming each month.
Here it is already Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again. I am surprised with all the heat and no rain that I still have so many things blooming. Usually, it seems by the time summer sets in not as much is flowering and I have to depend on foliage plants, but there still is a lot of flowers showing up.
I still have some daylilies blooming. Of course, there is good, old, dependable Stella.
Next is Plum Tree with a little tree frog resting inside.
Another daylily that is blooming is the red daylily, a miniature.
Next is an unnamed daylily. Unnamed because it was mislabeled.
A few daylilies that have already bloomed are showing new bloom scapes, but they aren’t far enough along to have blooms for this Bloom Day.
Next, comes the roses. All the Knockouts are blooming – the red, the pink and Blushing, but a few others still are blooming like Caldwell Pink and The Fairy. I have a miniature rose that has been in the garden about ten years, and it has just started blooming. It reminds me of Caldwell Pink and The Fairy, but it is only about ten inches high even though it is that old.
And, of course, I have to post a photo of Iceberg every chance I get so please bear with me.
Some of the cannas are blooming, now. Tropical Sunrise and the mislabeled one I wrote about a few days ago. There are a few more which should be blooming soon.
The variegated shell ginger has been blooming for some time now, but the green shell ginger has just started. I was rather startled to see this ginger blooming. I only put it in last spring (it was from my sister’s garden), and it is in deep shade. I thought it would need more sun to bloom.
The asters that my mother gave me in early 2008 are blooming now. When they finish blooming, I will have to remember to cut them back so that they will bloom again in the fall.
The yellow, the lavender, and the orange gladioli are still blooming. But Friendship, which I bought from Brent and Becky’s has only started blooming in the last week.
Only the pink variety of the Katie ruella is blooming right now. The white and the purple are not blooming yet. Since these are perennial here and low growing, I am using them instead of annuals for some summer color.
As for the red flowers, a few of the fall planted petunias are still holding on for one more month, the red pentas are blooming nicely, the Jacob Kline monarda is flowering and attracting the bees and hummers, and the gerber daisies are doing very nicely.
The salvias are all in bloom, the hibiscus, the hostas, the jasmines, the lantanas, and the hydrangeas, too. In fact, most of the plants that I have posted about in the last few weeks are all still blooming. The Easter lilies have finished, but the Triumphator lilies I bought from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs are gorgeous. I’ll have to do a seperate posting on these lilies, but for now here is a photo for GBBD.
Like I stated already, I am surprised that I still have so much blooming with so little rain and such hot temperatures, but I am grateful. Now, make sure you head on over to May Dreams Garden and check out what is blooming in everybody else’s garden.