Sunday, June 15, 2008

Orange Surprise (GBBD June 2008)



Welcome to my garden bloom tour for June 2008. This post is in coordination with Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at the "May Dreams Gardens" blog where you can find many other gardens in bloom. This orange flower has a presence this month, but I might say some of the buds steal the show as well.
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The Blooms:

I wasn't sure what to expect a few days ago when I noticed this plant tucked in the back of a wildflower bed. It's the first bloom in the bed and really stands out. Update: I think this is Siberian Wallflower ("Cheiranthus allionii").


My seed grown violas 'Johnny Jump Up' are just starting to bloom. Isn't it cute?

Viola cornuta (Violaceae)

Now is finally the time for chives and alliums. The bees should be flying in soon.



Allium (ornamental) & Allium schoenoprasum

How about these small white and pink flowers...they're radishes. The beneficial bugs love them and maybe they can keep the pests busy too.



The alyssium I planted have been blooming for a few weeks.


It's a common weed, but it is blooming.


A I mentioned earlier this month, the peas are in bloom. In fact, some can be harvested from the snap variety right now - I will let them get a bit bigger before picking though.


The nursery violas are continuing to flower.


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The Buds:

Some plants are quite ready to show this month, but they're getting ready.

Some asiatic lilies here and to the south of the house are forming buds.


The wildflower will be the second plant to bloom in that plot. Onions from last year are forming buds.

Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana) & Onion

A kind of red clover is starting to get a hint of color. This other flower bud has an interesting look.

Red clover & ?Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)?

Not sure what these two are, but they're in the "wildflower" plot too.

?Catchfly (Silene armeria)? Dairy Pink (Vaccaria pyramidata) & Sweet William (Dianthus)

Here you can get an idea of some "Tiger" lilies that have buds - I'm sure they're a few weeks away or more.


Well, you made it to the end of the tour. It has been a cool spring and lately wet. This has left a number of plants behind this year, but has been good for the cool season crops. Some more bloom day information...

Skipped (flowered and done between last bloom day and this):
  • Flowering shrubs
Continuing (flowering since at least last bloom day):
  • Dandelion
  • Viola (purchased)
  • Strawberries
Buds (of note and not pictured):
  • Shasta Daisy

7 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

I can't believe your Violas (Johnny Jumpups are just now blooming) Mine are well spent now. They start blooming in March here in Virginia. Your flowers are gorgeous. Please feel free to check out my site. I'm new to the blogging world.
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ChrisND said...

Thanks. Based on pictures from last year I think we are behind this season. Not necessarily a bad thing except for warm season veggies.

I clicked on over to your blog and can also confirm that your garden is up to a month ahead of mine. Thanks again for commenting.

tranquil solitude said...

Your garden blooms are very nice. I especially like your chives and allium. Mine are pretty finished now. (Western PA).

Carol said...

It's nice to see what is blooming in North Dakota. In some ways, it's like looking in a rear view mirror for me, reminding me of what was in blooming for me a few weeks ago.

Thanks for joining in for bloom day.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

ChrisND said...

tranquil: I like having the chives in the late spring here. This fall we might have to divide the bigger plants finally.

Carol: Wow. Thanks for visiting and putting so much into bloom day! It's a nice way to see what will be and what was for blooms -- although here it's mostly what will be.

Sarah Laurence said...

This is my first visit to North Dakota, and if it's all this nice, I'd love to see more. Great color diversity in your garden. I love that first bright burst of orange.

ChrisND said...

Welcome to North Dakota, Sarah! Glad you enjoyed your visit. There are a lot of nice things to see. I do have to admit there is also a lot of farm land (flat) and the winter time can be a challenge for some. That's why the growing season is so great though.