Monday, June 14, 2010
GBBD June 2010
Shastas are beginning to bloom along the front entry path as well as in several other spots...always cheerful, always reliable, their only fault is they are so enticing to earwigs. They lose something when their centers are eaten up. So far this year the earwigs have not attacked, a wonderful and perplexing situation. I've certainly seen plenty hiding under things so I know they are there. I think I will not question it and simply enjoy the intact shastas.
Glossy Abelia Edward Goucher blooms for quite a while. Sweet tiny trumpet shaped blooms cover the shrub.
Scented geranium Lady Plymouth is beginning to bloom along the driveway.
Hemerocallis Exotic Echo blooms surrounded by Salvia May Night.
Dwarf Carnation Evermore blooms almost year round here. It is truly one of my favorite old reliable plants. But today it surprised me when I was taking photos. One flower, out of maybe 50 presently on the plant and after 5 years in the garden, appeared as an all pink bloom. Kind of cool to do so for Bloom Day!
The Bat Faced Cuphea is just beginning to bloom. I bought this plant several years ago after seeing it on Annie in Austin's blog, The Transplantable Rose. I had a young girl in my child care who was batty about bats...and so had to plant this for her. Here's your plant, Heather!
Strangely enough, there are a few bearded iris just blooming, long after the main iris show. They seem to be trying to show up the agapanthus that is just beginning to bloom. Rosa Berries and Cream and Regina alstroemeria are in the background.
Also blooming today:
Salvia Blue Hills
Salvis Victoria Blue
Spanish lavender Pastel dreams
Lavender Goodwin Creek
Carol at May Dreams Gardens invites gardeners around the world to share their blooms on the 15th of each month. Visit her to find other gardens and see what's blooming this month!