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.
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.
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.
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
- Viola (purchased)
- Shasta Daisy