It’s appropriate to begin another Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day with another Iris. They have been really rewarding this year. We seem to go from one outstanding Iris species to another. Even the ensatas do not finish the Iris crowd, there’s another nice hybrid waiting in the wings.
Of course what June is really about is the lilies. The Asiatics have been flowering all around the yard, but now the big guys are starting to weigh in.
I’m not sure which one this is. I used to think it was Luxor but now I’ve figured out this is not any kind of Asiatic hybrid and I can’t seem to locate it in my records. It stands at least 7-8 feet tall and has a pure golden hue with many blossoms.
And then there are the pseudo-lilies.
The Alstroemeria are well represented in our yard by Sweet Laura which not only lives over the winter here but multiplies and competes well with other strong growing perennials.
Some other harbingers of summer are the Rudbeckia and Butterfly weed.
On the bank near the drive the crownvetch and perennial pea are competing to smother the weeds.
These guys were intentionally planted but for some people they might constitute weeds.
In addition to the flowers we have moved on from a bumper crop of strawberries to an excess of blueberries.
Finally, I need to take note of the Stewartia which is covered with flowers right now.
I think it waits for the early flowering trees to be done so that it can strut its stuff in private.
I hope this blooming day finds your garden growing like ours — always one step ahead but inspiring us to catch up…