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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, June 15, 2014

Welcome to What's Blooming Now!  To see what is blooming in other gardens around the world,  join hostess Carol of May Dreams Gardens.   Also linking with-

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Mellow Yellows Monday hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

My third Clematis, 'Venosa Violacea', is blooming and for some reason really went all out this year, here with my very rampant Madame Plantier on the left and once blooming Gallica Rosa Mundi on the right, Champney's Pink Cluster peeking out on the right behind VV-



The tiny blue flowers of Anagallis monelli, Blue Pimpernel-


Roses still are in the lead for blooms.   Once-bloomers steal the show for a while, click for more views.
Belle de Crecy and  Leda damask,



Tuscany Superb and Rosa Mundi-                                                      
 

Modern ground cover roses are doing great, The Faun- pink- a few blooms on the left, Sea Foam- blush to white, incredibly floriferous, taken from above-

The Faun and Sea Foam, they have bloom form similar to OGR style blooms that I love-

And last to bloom, the one I've been waiting for because of the color, Red Ribbons-

One of the best ground cover hardy Geraniums, oxonianum 'Claridge Druce', self-sows,  April, growing back in spring-

Now in June, taller and blooming, it shuts out the weeds-

Other hardy Geraniums are blooming as well, along with Geums, Knautia, Dame's Rocket, and a few late Columbines.

Daylilies are beginning to bloom, here's one with my favorite eye color, red-

And a round ruffled one in gold-

I was surprised to find it loaded with tiny Sweat Bees with metallic green heads and thoraxes-


A wonderfully fragrant plant now blooming, Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'-


Spring doesn't have long to go, I really enjoy the days getting longer, but it won't last.;-(

-Hannah                             or cameras are macro

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37 comments:

  1. So many beautiful blooms in your garden - the magic of June! (and a lot of work on your part!) We know it can't last but for a time we can enjoy the sweetness of fresh local strawberries, enjoy being outside and pretend that summer will never end!

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  2. Well, Peter, I will work on pretending that summer will never end. I had a very hard time last year at summer's end, but I must admit it was kind of nice to relax and do other things during at least part of the winter. Otherwise I will have to plan to have a second garden in New Zealand and take off for there every September -March. Now there's a plan.

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  3. What a gorgeous garden you have with lovely varieties. Super shots! I planted Blue Pimpernels from seed, but nothing has come up yet.

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    1. Karen, I was in the doldrums last fall because I had a hard time letting go of summer, so what I did was start a bunch of seeds in November under lights, hoping to have bigger plants closer to blooming in spring. It did work, the Bue Pimpernels are probably the earliest bloomers. Some others I'm still waiting on, but at least most are planted outside now. But they were getting rather big under lights after 2-3 months and it was too early to plant them outside. Then I burned out and didn't do a very good job of starting more seeds this spring. Some of those are still little and have a long way to go.

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  4. Wow, they are all growing so fast, I must see if we have that ground cover geranium down here, would be great for larger areas. One of my Day Lilies is blooming again now, a smaller deep golden flower Your bronze-red one, lovely colour.. Cheers,Jean

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    1. Thanks Jean, your daylily is unusual to bloom in fall, not many of mine do. I love the geraniums, I hope you can find some. Geranium macrorrhizum is also a good ground cover but only blooms a short time in spring, so not so good for flowers.

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  5. Your garden is wonderful! The roses do steal the show, but all flowers are beautiful.

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  6. Thanks, Gunilla, the roses are always a soft spot in my heart, but I dearly love the geraniums for being such troupers. I was very enamoured of daylilies for a few years but lost interest after collecting a lot of them and my maps of them don't work well anymore.

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  7. So many lovely colours. The ruffled daylily is enchanting and love the beauty of the flower in the last photo.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma, I like the daylilies with the full round petals and sepals. This one has become a large clump. The Mock Orange is a very delicate little flower, but the fragrance makes it so special. I can't seem to keep Gardenias alive so it's nice when the Mock Orange blooms, for a short while anyway.

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  8. Lovely blooms in your garden.
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    1. Thanks, Lina, June is a great month in the garden here.

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  9. Hello Hannah,

    Blue blooms are so rare that it's a special treat to see them. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I hadn't grown Anagallis before and didn't protect it, the deer came and bit tops off, they are just recovering under wire now so starting to bloom again, I hope to see what they can do.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, isn't spring wonderful!

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  11. Thanks, Felicia, I enjoyed your bleeding hearts.

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    1. Thanks, Janice, a lot of my garden is just trees and grass though...

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  13. Wonderful compositions, pretty flowers! Great colors! creative and stunning photos!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, you are too kind. I enjoy your artistic endeavors.

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  14. Hannah ~ lovely landscaping and beautiful macro shots of the flowers for I Heart Macro2 ~ I too love the day lily's gorgeous color and shape ~ Nature is a magnificent creator ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Thanks, Carol, It's interesting how gardens change over time, not because of the gardener, but the interactions of the various plants as they grow and spread. I enjoy Art Muse dog, so cute.

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  16. These are such lovely colors! It's winter here in New Zealand so I appreciate your little touch of summer!

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    1. I can't get a handle on what winter in New Zealand is like, perhaps it is kind of like winter in San Diego, some vegetables will still grow, some flowers will still bloom....

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  17. So lovely photos, so great colors!
    Thanks for stopping & laeving words ... Frauke

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    1. Thanks, Frauke, I enjoyed your daisies and Astrantia.

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  18. Happy Blue Monday... even if it's already Friday here in Australia!
    Lovely blooms. Always a treat to visit your garden :)

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  19. Thanks, Pernilla, I enjoy your Swedish decor since my husband is half Swedish.

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  20. love the little blue pimpernel flowers

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    1. Thanks, Marsha, I'm still waiting for them to really perform. I hadn't grown them before. So far Browallia is still my favorite blooming annual for a blue color.

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  21. Oh Hannah your blooms are amazing especially your roses...such bright lovely colors!

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  22. Wonderful tour of your garden mid-June. I never saw bees like that, ever!

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    1. Thanks, Sara, they are tiny and easy to miss. I hadn't seen them before either. I was amazed by the metallic green faces.

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  23. Thanks, Donna, I'm so happy when my roses are blooming.

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