Its Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of each month so today I am writing about all the wonderful blooms in the garden. So far June has been a rewarding month as the perennials are taking off like winter never happened. I think that the cold winter has actually been good for many plants.
Clematis ‘Gypsy Queen’ is the first clematis to open in the garden. I grow mainly type C clematis for ease of pruning. This plant is happy in a container for now as it twists around a trellis. In this container I planted a few annual vines from seed to add colour once the clematis is finished. I had some ‘Heavenly Blue’ morning glory seeds so they germinated quickly below the clematis. Here this morning glory is an annual flower unlike its sister, the white flowering form, that loves my rose arbor garden so much and is so invasive.
Peony season is in full swing here with this one being my favourite. This peony was dug up from a home that was being torn down so I don’t know the name of it. From researching online it could be Peony ‘Butterbowl’. This is one of the Japanese peonies known for the colourful array of petals in the centre.
Many of the peonies were already in this garden when we bought our home in 2004. This peony is opening this week and it’s about four feet high. It certainly needed staking as my peony hoops were too short for this beauty.
The roses are spectacular this year. The white rose above is now in full bloom. Its not that fancy to look at but that’s made up by its heavenly scent it. What I believe to be Rose ‘Pink Dawn’ is now starting to open on the arbor. Just to walk underneath the rose arbor now is a delight to the senses.
Philadelphus or mock orange is covered in clusters of fragrant white flowers. They make a wonderful bouquets to bring inside. I cut a bouquet of peonies, mock orange and sage flowers for our market day to promote the garden tour. The bouquet was just for display but I could have sold the flowers ten times over.
In another container I have Lonicera ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ in its glory. It really should go into the ground this fall so it can grow to its heart content. I love the tubular flowers on this honeysuckle. My white honeysuckle is already finished blooming so its nice to have this one follow to attract the hummingbirds. We don’t put out birdseed or hummingbird feeders. I know I wouldn’t keep up with the hummingbird feeders in the winter and the birds feed on the insects and seeds in the garden. With water behind us and over forty trees in the garden we offer an array of nesting and feeding sites.
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