Our Flowers in June!
Like Bonnie, I figured the Gardens in June thread would be about flowers, but since there are already a lot of posts over there about veggies, Im gonna start a separate thread for the flower reports! I spent most of today downloading and titling over 160 pictures that I took during May, and since I never got them done in time to post on the May thread, look out RMGÂhere they come!
HereÂs a cute little Aubrieta that I wintersowed in Â07 thatÂs blooming for the first time this year. Next year it should be really great!
Here are the Iceland poppies that I also wintersowed in Â07 Â seeds from Stevation. This is the only color that bloomed this year, and I really need to get some more of the seeds started! I think the colors of the Iceland poppies are SO pretty!
HereÂs one for you, Bonnie! This is the orange creeping wallflower I bought a small plant of last year. This one, too, should be big and beautiful by next year. IÂve put the Latin names of the plants on all the pictures, but you need to click on it to get to the album to be able to read the titles.
These two pics are for you too, Bonnie! Since you took the couple little Euphorbias home that I brought to the swap! The first is what it looks like when it starts growing back after winter, and the second is a recent one of it "blooming." I know I told you it has insignificant flowers! When itÂs done blooming, I cut it all the way down so itÂll grow new, compact foliage for over summer (which will be green over summer), and if you cut it in early fall and it has time to start growing back again, itÂll have the red foliage over winter. I didnÂt get mine cut back early enough last fall since the swap was here, so it didnÂt start growing back till early spring this year.
HereÂs a couple pics of the Allium ÂStar of PersiaÂ I got from somebody at the Fall Swap last year, and I canÂt remember who it was, and IÂd really like to knowÂso, whoever you are, please let me know!
This is the blue flax I got from somebody at the Spring Swap in Â07Âour first one!
This is Anacyclus, mat daisy/Mt. Atlas daisy. I bought this one last year, but planted it under one of the junipers, and it was constantly covered with all the "droppings" from the juniper and never really did anything. I moved it late last fall, and it looked more dead than alive all winter (itÂs evergreen and it just looked TOTALLY wilted!) so I wasnÂt sure how it would do, but itÂs doing great now that itÂs not constantly buried under all that crud! I love the red reverse on the petals of this one, and they close when the sunÂs not out, so then you see the red.
For all of you who got starts of Anemone sylvestris at the Spring Swap, here are some pics so youÂll know what to expect in a couple years. Mine was started as a small plant I brought with me when I moved in here (5 years now).
And, Jennifer, hereÂs what the Coreopsis auriculata ÂNanaÂ will look like in a couple years. I donÂt know if IÂm gonna have time to keep it deadheaded or not this year, but if you do, it blooms for a long, long time!
HereÂs a recent pic of the center part of my main perennial bed. I am so happy, finally, with my perennials this year. And IÂm so glad I decided to dig some of them out that were getting too big but werenÂt looking that great because of the shade from the neighborÂs cottonwoods! More revising yet to doÂthis year if I have time, or next year for sure! More plants for the swaps!
There are so many more things starting to bloom! IÂm going to need to take more pictures, but I got an inch of rain last nite and today! The rain bent over some things! My Thalictrum is mostly open now, and was bent all the way down to the ground! I went out when it stopped raining and staked it to be sure the stems donÂt break! ItÂs looking really good this year. And I tied up a few other things too. Needless to say I was soaked and COLD when I came back in! A nice warm rain it was NOT! But the, do we ever get "warm" rain out here! I think not!
What does everyone else have blooming?