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Sunday, June 14, 2015

What's Blooming Now, June 14, 2015

Today I am linking with-

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura


To see what is blooming here and around the world, join hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.


Spring flowers have been giving way to summer flowers.   The once-blooming OGR Gallica roses are in their peak.  My favorite is Rosa Mundi, which is covered sumptuously with striped rose pink and white flowers.  It spreads by suckers and seems to revert to solid colors as it spreads, not all the same shade-

It is joined by the wonderful Clematis Venosa Violacea-


Another prolific Gallica once-bloomer,  Tuscany Superb-

My groundcover roses are blooming, Sea Foam is the best spreader-

The Faun-

Lavender Dreams-

Baby Blanket-

The Hybrid Musks are blooming too, they will keep blooming most of the summer, Cornelia-

Penelope-

Nigella, Love-in-a-mist, weaves its magic spell, it has self-sown for 21 years from my in-laws' garden-


Hardy geraniums are doing great, featured here last week.   Coreopsis and Erigeron are blooming.

I was weeding and a lovely Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilo rutulus, flew up quite close and I was able to snap it on Knautia blossoms-


Spring has flown by.   Hannah               or cameras are macro

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28 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses. I can almost smell them. And I do love the clematis. I lost the only one I had (other than autumn clematis) and I really need to replace it.

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  2. The scent of the Rosa Mundi is heavenly. OGR's in general have better fragrance. I have some Clems I bought as a group from Park's, but VV outshines them in growth and sheer # of flowers, though I have an integrifolia I was given that goes totally berserk.

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  3. I love the clematis and all the roses. Have a great week, Hannah!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I went through several years of rose collection, quite a few years ago, many are not around anymore but the ones that survived do great. Some of my former sources are not around any more, like Ralph Moore's Sequoia Nursery, though someone is carrying on his work.

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  4. Hello Hannah, your roses are just beautiful. And I love clematis, very pretty images. The butterflies are lovely too, great captures. Have a happy new week!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen, I'm enjoying them, and it was nice to have this week's critter just fly up and pose for me. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks, Nicola, roses are so good at posing, except the white ones in bright light, and the deep red ones, actually, too.

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  6. What a beautifully abundant garden Hannah! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I'm grateful the plants just keep pumping out their blooms. Thanks for hosting.

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  7. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  8. It certainly is a good year for swallowtails! Lovely blooms, Hannah. I especially like the 'Tuscany Suberb' rose and Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'.

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    1. Thanks, Evan, they seem a little early this year. The Buddleia isn't even blooming yet, so they have to find other flowers they like. I am glad I have some red and purple for you.

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  9. Roses, clematis, and butterflies - your garden is a magical place! It's been a glorious spring that I wish could have lasted a little longer. Oh well, summer is pretty nifty, too!

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    1. Thanks, Peter, I don't have to do a thing, and they all just bloom anyway. So easy!

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  10. Not only are the blooms glorious, but their names are pretty, too! My, what a grand garden. You must feel extremely blessed. Thank you for sharing and blessing me.

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  11. Thanks, Gail, OGR's do have pretty names, and are mostly so tough, though I did lose some. I think they are under-appreciated. You are quite a naturalist to spend your birthday on such an adventure.

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  12. Oh, what lovely roses! I put in a few in every flowerbed, it seems. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Linnae, some of the once-blooming OGR's would take over your whole flower bed. David Austin roses are much more mannerly.

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  13. Your blossoms are all so very gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Anni, I enjoyed your strange heron.

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    1. Thanks, Andy, I just missed your butterfly link. The Tiger Longwing butterfly was so colorful!

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  15. The swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly. Of course I only ever see them in Spain during May, and then not every year.

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    1. I changed my ID, I realized there may be 2 different Swallowtails here that are pretty close. There seem to be a lot of differerent ones with different designs. I don't know what range the Spanish one has.

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  16. The swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly. Of course I only ever see them in Spain during May, and then not every year.

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  17. Beautiful flowers, as beautiful as roses.

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    1. Thanks, Rainfield, I like the old varieties of roses best, the OGRs. To me they have more character and scent.

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