Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for June

Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

Well, it is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day again where we are offered the opportunity to share a snapshot of what’s blooming with other bloggers.  Although there are some splendid displays from the Roses and Lilies right now, it’s hard not to lead with the Japanese Stewartia as shown above.  This is the fourth year of flowering this small tree and there are more flowers than ever.  They come over an extended period and are well worth a close inspection.

I mentioned lilies and it’s hard not to go anywhere in the yard without seeing lilies in bloom.  These white asiatics have a wonderful glow in the evening light.

White Asiatic Lilies

There are also quite a few Yarrow scattered about our various gardens, ranging from white to yellow to red.  This particular example is cream colored and gives an example of why these are such rewarding perennials.

Cream colored Yarrow

A favorite impact color for me is the orange of the Butterfly Weeds.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

And another arresting color is the found on the Perennial Sweetpea (Lathyrus latifolius).

Perennial Sweetpea (Lathyrus latifolius)

We grow these amidst the extremely aggressive Pennsylvania Crownvetch.

Perennial Sweetpea in a bank of Crownvetch

I should also squeeze in a mention of the Clivias that are blooming right now.  They live in the basement during the winter but when the weather permits we give them a dose of outdoor living.  They usually reward us with another bloom cycle as they are doing right now.

Yellow Clivia miniata

Normal Orange Clivia miniata

2 comments on “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for June

  1. Les

    The Stewartia is indeed an elegant little tree. Tricky to keep alive in containers until I sell them, but fine once they get into well-drained soil.

  2. Melody

    Clivias are beautiful flowers. I had the opportunity to buy one and didn’t – I’ve been whining about it ever since – lol