Wednesday, 6 June 2012

June Blooms

Hello happy gardeners! I'm sharing my June blooms along with Glenda at Tootsie Time for fertilizer Friday.  Once again I am delighted with the blooms of my favourite rose, a rugosa rose by the name of Hansa.  It started blooming in May this year, a little earlier than usual, put on a big show, and will continue to bloom to some degree on into the fall. The fragrance never ceases to captivate me. The sucker I dug up two years ago from this plant had its very first bloom this year, and I am excited to see how it will balance out my original plant. I   must admit I am a little OCD when it comes to achieving balance in my gardens, or anywhere for that matter, ha ha.

Allium Unifolium

I tried to wrangle all these little bulbs together in one area, but alas I have given up and let them be.

Sanguineum 'Max Frie'  Geranium

I started with just one of these plants years ago, but with a bit of division and some self-seeding, I now have quite a few. They bloom from May until frost with deadheading.

Aquilegia alpina Columbine

I find columbines difficult to photograph as their heads are always facing down.

Iris 'Blue Ribbon'
A closer look
Argyranthemum Madeira Deep Pink Marguerite Daisy
These are growing in my little green wagon, and once they fill out, I will take another picture with the wagon and all.

Redvein Enkianthus
These are the flowers on a very slow growing shrub I have in the front bed. 

Sambucus nigra 'Eva'  Elderberry

Please try to ignore the ugly fence and shed in this picture :)  This elderberry was such a pathetic looking little thing when I bought it in 2009,  but  now it needs some serious pruning. I am ever hopeful it will attract American Robins when the berries ripen.

This is my first attempt to espalier a fruit tree, never mind that it's an annoying sucker that keeps coming up right underneath the fence from our neighbour's harshly pruned plum tree.

So what is blooming in your garden this June?