This Week in the Garden – June 28

Summer is officially here and the daylilies are putting on a show!

Daylillies and Purple Coneflower

Daylillies and Purple Coneflower

There are so many more blooms than last year!

Bright Yellow Daylillies

Bright Yellow Daylillies

There are several blooming in the Veggie patch…

More Color

More Color

In the lower garden…

Deep Red Daylillies

Deep Red Daylillies

Out front…

Pale Yellow Daylily

Pale Yellow Daylily

In the side yard…

Pink Daylillies

Pink Daylillies

By the bird bath…

Great Bloomin Lillies

Great Bloomin Lillies

And in the front side yard. Here they look dwarfed compared to the Trumpet Lilies. The taller plant is probably over 5 feet tall.

Daylily Color Explosion

Daylily Color Explosion

Some of the colors are wild. So many different colors, shapes, and sizes.

Yellow and Red Daylily

Yellow and Red Daylily

White with Purple center Daylillies

White with Purple center Daylillies

Red Daylillies

Red Daylillies

Peachy Daylily

Peachy Daylily

Pale Daylily

Pale Daylily

Daylillies

Daylillies

Front Side Bed with Lillies

Front Side Bed with Lillies

Boy am I lucky to have this view.

Crocosmia

Crocosmia

And this flower, that I thought looked lily-like is actually a member of the same family as Irises. Crocosmia is native to Africa.

Lilies are not the only flowers going gangbusters right now however…

Big Blooming Hostas

Big Blooming Hostas

Several varietes of Hostas are putting on a show. Which, oddly enough, are also called Plantain Lilies and used to be classified under the family Liliaceae (essentially Lily family).

Hosta Blooms

Hosta Blooms

Big and small hostas…

Little Blooming Hostas

Little Blooming Hostas

The color is quite striking en masse.

Hosta Blossom

Hosta Blossom

Some have already come and gone…others haven’t even started.

Crape Myrtle on the side

Crape Myrtle on the side

The crape myrtles are blooming- this one was the earliest to bloom and already has subsided.

White Garden Phlox

White Garden Phlox

The garden phlox is just getting started now…

Phlox Bug

Phlox Bug

I’ve managed to keep the phlox bugs a little better in check this year- meaning I should have some more blooms this year!

Something Pretty

Something Pretty

Lots of these blooming whatever they are.

Blue Rose of Sharon

Blue Rose of Sharon

White Rose of Sharon

White Rose of Sharon

Pale Rose

Pale Rose

This little pale rose came back this year nestled in the yew bush.

Annabelle Hydrangea

Annabelle Hydrangea

The white blossoms are turning light green now on the Annabelle Hydrangea. I finally cut some to have some room on the path.

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Swaths of the Gooseneck Loosestrife are in full bloom now.

Dried Columbine Seed Pod

Dried Columbine Seed Pod

A few weeks ago my parents came for a visit, and I took a few minutes to gather some Columbine seeds for my mom. These little seed pods rattle with all the tiny beads nestled inside. They self-sow quite freely here so I have high hopes that they’ll take in my mom’s garden.

Cleome or Spider Plant

Cleome or Spider Plant

The first few Cleome or Spider plants! The tall one is much bigger and prettier than any I remember from last year. It may be partly due to the rain we’ve received this year compared to last. Lots of rain this year.

Mushroom

Mushroom

Found this guy after a wet day. It was about five inches across on the top!

Lower Garden

Lower Garden

As always, a garden is a work in progress and there’s still plenty to do! I need to weed the path again, but most of the time I just go down and just look around. As bad as my allergies are, I can’t stay away from all this beauty.

 

 

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  1. BEAUTIFUL!!

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