Welcome to June! This is the month of roses and mine will be blooming soon. Yay!
This is the third year for some of the garden beds and this will be the year of real growth in those sections. Our Calycanthus shrub has blooms:
This shrub was a bit wild and wooly last year, so I’ll be pruning it harder during the season to keep it in line. 😀
I have some short perennials in the front of the main bed. These are a variety of Penstemon:
Just starting to bloom. These are attractive to hummingbirds and as you know, I’m trying to establish a pollinator garden.
Kneeling by the Penstemon and looking up into the irises:
I think I’m going to have to divide these. This all started from one clump in the summer of 2014. That was split into 4 clumps in 2015 and I probably will do it again this year. If anyone wants a rhizome, let me know.
Candy Mountain foxglove:
This made a ton of babies, too. I’m letting them grow for a while before I thin them out and move them around. I loves me some free plants!
Around to the back. You can see how the back corner garden is starting to mature.
In the shade garden, Lady’s Mantle.
These will have a foamy looking yellow flower later, but I just love the way rain looks on the leaves.
My sad columbines.
Something eats the leaves off of these, but nothing else. I am not going to put more back here. Maybe somewhere else.
In the corner bed I’m getting some action on my baptisia:
This is year 3 for this plant and it was just green until this year and now I have flowers!
It’s just starting and will be much showier soon. It’s a fairly large plant and once you plant it, it does not like to be moved. So – this will be its forever home.
My last iris is now showing off. This is Brindled Beauty:
So pretty. It’s shorter than the boysenberry. I’d say maybe 2-1/2 feet tall. I’m going to buy a couple more irises (irides?) I’m kind of hooked on them now.
Have a great weekend!