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What's blooming in your Ohio Valley June garden?

Posted by alison 5/OH (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 27, 06 at 13:10

I admit, this is not the best season in my tiny garden. I have a ton of spring bloomers, a few high summer bloomers, and some late fall things. But this is the time of year when I'm just happy everything is green!

My Red Rocks penstemon and crazy daisies are blooming, the alyssumn, helitrope and fuschia are doing well.

The Sweet William is just about gone, and frankly, doesn't look so nice. Some of it is sinking into the snow-in-summer, but I've had to cut back a lot of it hard. (There were a few fabulous, intense burgundy reds that I'm letting go to seed.)

Gaillardia goblin and burgundy are blooming in the alleyway, and seemed to survive the cars from ComFest, altho' the painted daisies didn't do so well. The wallflowers are finally done, and I'm letting the seeds ripen. Marigolds are still going strong, and the little ladybug cosmos are swaying in the breeze.

I didn't get ahead of the black spot on my big Othello rose, so it's already losing it's leaves. But the roses themselves (as usual!) look too good and smell too fantastic to cut the thing down.

One of the odd things that is blooming is the red hens-and-chicks I bought in May. I'd never seen this happen before, so it's kinda cool to have it happen on the first sempervivum I've grown.

As the days are getting warmer, I'm loving my "shade" garden, looking uncommonly 'shady' here -- isn't this just crying out for a little bistro table and chair?

So -- what's blooming for you?

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RE: What's blooming in your Ohio Valley June garden?

What a beautiful garden. Here's what's blooming in my garden:
black eyed susan vine
angelonia myosotis
pansy (amazingly still)
royal catchfly
anthemis kelwayi
papaver somniferum
papaver rhoes
summer chrysanthemum
asiatic lily
verbena bonarensis
annual verbena
new england aster
sweet pea
dahlia ehinacea
butterfly bush
Japanese Iris (just finished)
trumpet lily
orphanage plant
foxglove ( two lonely hold outs)
snap dragon
annual salvia
salvia may night
salvia guarnica
canterbury bells
Louisville gardeners are welcome to come and see.

RE: What's blooming in your Ohio Valley June garden?


Over 1000 different cultivars now. All of the earlies and mid season's are out and the lates should be shining by the beginning of next month.

Gooseneck loosestrife is also going strong as well as coreposis, yarrow and lamb's ears.


RE: What's blooming in your Ohio Valley June garden?

I am in Louisville and would LOVE to see your garden! Although I've lived here pretty much all my life (or close by) I don't really know any other gardnerers. I'm new at it myself and just bought a home with a LOT of yard that I'm learning on ;-) Would love to have a look at your handiwork anytime that's good for you! You can check my member page and email me if you like.

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