I’m new to this, but as the Garden Bloggers’ Fling is in my neighborhood this year, and I’ll be joining a lot of wonderful garden bloggers from all over the country in less than a week, I thought I’d give it a go, posting what’s blooming today on the 15th of the month – in this case, June.
I’m a foliage over flower sort of a gal, in fact early this morning I enjoyed photographing many of those shady combinations for future projects and for Facebook – but this assignment warranted another trek out into our humid, 94 degree weather. Glad I did – I really wasn’t paying attention to just how much is blooming out there.
So, with less than three hours left in the day, here’s what’s blooming in my Zone 7a, Lovettsville, Virginia garden.
Pseudoflora metalica. It’s fooled three people so far, but I get it, it doesn’t count.
But these do – Houttuynia cordata. A bad boy to many, but boy do I love these blossoms and the lush foliage.
I grow the variegated cultivar ‘Chameleon’ and this straight species.
This is just fun. And completely unplanned. I adore Thunbergia alata.
These dangerous paddles (Opuntia macrorhiza) are new to my garden, given to me by a friend desperate to find homes for them. Judging from the spines I managed to absorb during the transplanting, I should have run the other way.
However, they’re bringing life to the California Garden today.
A double opium poppy from seeds collected in a friend’s garden in Charlotte, NC
Sinningia tubiflora should be known as ‘White elephant,’ not ‘Hardy white gloxinia.’
Tell me that doesn’t look like a trunk.
Some of the last plants waiting to head into the garden, parked on the potting bench.
I think I left it a little late on the ‘Red Profusion’ Zinnia.
Along the stream, our ditch lily (Hemerocallis fulva) is lighting up the banks. Such a bright, happy flower – just can’t bring myself to hate it as much as my naturalist friends want me to.
I’ll leave you with a view of house, across the creek, taken from the Chicken Garden (that’s a location, not a theme) What a fun assignment this was tonight. Happy to join a terrific online community bringing our flowers to each other and to our readers. To many more Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Days ahead – MW.