What’s Blooming!

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!



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7 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

    1. Lori Post author

      The irises can be split about every 3 years or so. They just get massed up or they don’t bloom as much. Just dig up the rhizomes, split them apart and replant one clump. Then share the rest LOL!

  1. debby

    Oh boy! This is the time of year I love to see your garden–to see what we have that is similar, and what you have that is completely different!

    I was glad to see your penstemon. Mine is fairly rangy, and I was wondering if it needed to be moved to a different area, maybe with more sun.

    Lady’s Mantle–I used to have one, and I need to get another one–just for what you said, they look so cool with the water droplets on them.

    And that Baptisia and the last iris are just beautiful. I’ve never heard of the baptisia. I’ll have to see if it grows out here.
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    1. Lori Post author

      The penstemon come in a lot of sizes. This one is only supposed to be 10-14 inches so I put it at the front of the bed. That baptisia will end up 3-4 feet high at maturity. The flowers are almost like lupines.

    1. Lori Post author

      Thank you! I am trying to have something blooming all the time. Doesn’t always work, but so far so good this year 😀

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