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What's Bloomin in June

What's Bloomin' in June

This has been such a dismal end to May. I'm still waiting for the temperatures to reach 75 degrees. Some of the plants have enjoyed the warm rain. The days are long up here above the 45th degree parallel. Sunrise is nearing 5am and sunset is after 9pm. That makes for a very long gray day.

Lady Washington Tall Ship But talk about turnaround. Yesterday was cold and drizzly. I went down to the waterfront to see the tall ships in for the Edmonds Waterfront Festival and got drenched walking back to the car. But early morning the clouds started to break up and out came the sun. It got up to 70 degrees and it was nice to be outside.

I took advantage of the sun to take some pictures of what is in bloom now in the garden. Mid-May to Mid-June is always a fun time with lots of plants blooming. My favorites are the delphiniums and peony. The delphiniums have loved the extra water from the rain and the cooler temperatures. My peony is doing okay but seems a little tired. I probably need to give it some fertilizer this year.

Here are a few of the flowers in bloom now in the garden:

What's Bloomin' in June
Delphinium
What's Bloomin' in June
Delphinium
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Spanish Lavender
What's Bloomin' in June
Salvia 'Hot Lips'
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Cistus
What's Bloomin' in June
Delphinium - love the 'bee' center
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Peony 'Festiva Maxima'
What's Bloomin' in June
Magnolia sieboldii
What's Bloomin' in June
Allium karataviense
What's Bloomin' in June
Allium gigantium
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Fuchsia speciosa
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Echium wildpretii
What's Bloomin' in June
Nepeta Six Hills Giant
What's Bloomin' in June
Nepeta "Souvenir d'Andre Chaudon"
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Columbine
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Astrantia major
What's Bloomin' in June
Petunia "Pretty Much Picasso"

Comments (5)

Wow-your garden is blooming. I think I am behind you in the blooming schedule as my delphinium are just budding, altho my allium are into seed now. Your garden is beautiful! How do you travel, work and garden? You must be very good at time management -- something that alludes me from time to time. m

Interesting to see what you have in bloom, Marta! Many things, like the lovely delphiniums, peonies, and columbines, just don't thrive here. Over the years, I've tried a lot of them, but I've finally decided it's just not worth it in my climate.

I love that white cistus! I had one just like it, but it surprised me by dying. I don't know why, since I've got several others that grow like weeds.

I love love love your white Cistus flower! I have never seen one before. Gorgeous! I think the only thing that would keep me sane in the weather you are dealing with is the beautiful flowers you have. I sure do hope it reaches past 75 soon!

Eden:

Love your blooms! I wish I had a green thumb or was not too lazy... (is more like it for me).

I love peonies! How lucky you are that you have them right in your garden.

YTSL:

What beautiful flowers -- and Marta, please feel free to supply IDs for the flowers I've taken photos of -- that I've put up in different sections of my blog -- but don't know the names of! :)

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