Sunday, June 16, 2013

June is Absolutely Bustin'

Several weeks of good rain, moderate temperatures (for Virginia) and good sunshine and the garden has entered that "gorgeous debutante" part of the year.  No bling is too good for her, and she's wearing it all!  I'll let her speak for herself.
The 'Richmond Spider' daylily with an Easter lily peeking out underneath.

Unknown salvia with the volunteer poppies.  While  I hated to lose the crabbapple last year, the extra sun in this part of the bed has been welcome.*

The mini-daylilies are in full bloom.*

Monarda has started to open.  Will be even more wonderful in a week.

"Big" daylilies, too.*

The "best" hydrangea I have.  An everblooming variety that gets enough sun and enough water.

Even this pot of hot colored annuals is happy.*

And, the xeri garden, too.  Five new lilies here, but they are not doing very well... yet.
Next week this will be Lily Land, when the asiatics I planted in the fall start to open.  I must have a million buds.  Remember?  I got a little carried away when I was buying bulbs last fall.  Planted about 60 lily bulbs - and all make multiple blooms!  Can't wait for it to get into full swing. 
I even cut a couple of big bunches for the house.  
Hydrangea, monarda, calla lilies, yarrow, hosta, dahlias and salvia.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.

*For one who claims to not like yellow flowers ... are you seeing what a big contribution they seem to be making to the overall look?  Guess I am getting a bit more flexible in my old age.  Well, at least in the garden.


  1. What abundance, so very lovely. Wish I could hop over and see it all in person. It is a great bouquet you have on the table. Love it!

    Love the yellow daylilies too, so cheerful.

  2. Everything is looking wonderful. Love the bouquet. Enjoy your garden. B

  3. I love monarda, they smell sweet but in my garden they are doing well.
    I am just surprised that you have dalhias, lilies and hydrangeas blooming in the same time. How lucky to have all these gorgeous flowers blooming together.