June is here and finally an end to the nights that dropped below 0 Celsius. The gardens are growing, and growing and growing. It is hard to keep up with what is in bud and what is blooming.
The gorgeous iris are putting on a magnificent show. Last year there were as many blooms as they had been moved and were set back a bit. But this year the colours are lovely … purple, yellows, maroons.
My first planting of dill seeds ended up in the Trowel & error section of my garden journal updates, But the second planting is growing well.
The chives are flowering. I don’t make the most of the chive plants but probably grow them more for the flower than using them in cooking. I really must start using them more. Do you have a favourite way to use chives?
The windmill garden is really beginning to fill in. The early daylilies are blooming in front of the tool wheel I made last year.
The tipsy pots are planted, the Stella D’oro daylilies are beginning to bloom and the hostas are spreading and spreading.
Showing growth: stonecrop red carpet, stringy stonecrop, rhubarb, feverfew, hosta, ribbon grass, false spirea, sedum, obedient plant, beebalm, hosta, coreopsis, purple coneflower, Peruvian Daffodils, 4 o’clocks, canna, wegelia, , yucca, jack in the pulpit, ligularia, anemone, bloody dock, mountain bluet, painter’s pallet
Budding: peonies, honeysuckle, iris, Egyptian Walking Onions, chives, daylilies, clematis, drumstick alliums,
Blooming: pansies, violets, yellow iris, bleeding heart, incarvila, fuchsia, sand cherry, poppies, honeysuckle shrub and vine, , stella d’oro daylilies, nine bark, oxeye daisies,
Blooms are finished: daffodils, tulips, mini iris, violets, trillium, bugle weed, lily of the valley, lilacs, solomon seal
Sprouting Outside: beetroot, peas 1, peas 2, morning glory seeds, 4 o’clock roots, Peruvian daffodils, scarlet runner beans, purple hyacinth beans, radishes, zucchini, potatoes, beetroot, rattlesnake beans, Valentine black beans, zinnias, cosmos, tomatoes, basil, parsley, elephant ears, sage, dill #2,
Trowel & Error: birdcage planter, dill #1,