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Monday, June 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June, 2015

I've already highlighted a handful of delightful flowers that have bloomed in my garden this June -- Magnolia macrophylla, Eschscholzia californica (California poppies), Nigella damascenaCardiocrinum giganteum, and Itoh peony 'Cora Louise.'

Here's a look at the rest that are blooming this month.

After repotting, one of my Brugmansias has produced its first flower this year.

Going deep

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion, a native wildflower)

Dichelostemma 'Pink Diamond' (another native)




Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)

Dichelostemma congestum, a PNW native (Forktooth Ookow, a great common name)

Aruncus dioicus (aka Goatsbeard)

Rosa glauca

Peonies lying down on the job

Many of the lilies in the front garden have started to open. I can't remember names, but if you're really curious, let me know and I'll see if I can track them down.

Lilies and Centaurea dealbata

And in the back garden in a semi-shady spot is the native Lilium columbianum, a tiny flower the size of a demitasse cup.

Peony (possibly Sarah Bernhardt)

Baptisia australis

Baptisia with California poppies and peony

I bought this peach-clolored Foxglove last year, and it came back again this year, but I don't recall the name

Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry Foxglove)

My little patch of Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush) is flowering

Castilleja (but I don't know which one)


The flowers on my new Stewartia pseudocamellia are starting to open

Verbascum bombyciferum




Clematis (possibly 'Niobe')

Phlomis russeliana (Jerusalem Sage)

Catananche caerulea (Cupid's Dart)

Lobelia tupa, not actually open yet, but full of promise

Philadelphus lewisii (Lewis' mockorange)

Philadelphus lewisii (Lewis' mockorange) smells very sweet, especially when you stick your nose right in it

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Pink Brugmansia

Carol Michel hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, which happens on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here, where you will find links to garden bloggers all over the world, posting about their flowers.