Saturday, June 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - June 15

I keep looking around my garden this week thinking I need more in-between plants - plants that will bloom in between the first rush of spring and summer blooms. And while that may still be the case, I realized that this year is has been remarkably cool and the flowers have been a bit slow and lagging behind other years (see June 2012, for example). I'm definitely not complaining - I love that it's still cool enough to get a lot done outside before the heat and humidity chase me indoors.

Here are the few plants in bloom right now:

In the absence of a trellis to climb on, this rose has flopped over and taken on massive bush-like qualities.
Callirhoe involucrata, aka winecups. They somehow jumped down to the sidewalk and seeded themselves in. Though likely a prime spot for dogs, I'm leaving it there to spread. 
Callirhoe involucrata at the front steps. I'm sure the mailman hates me but I love how they spread.
Lacecap hydrangea
St. John's Wort and Nepeta siberica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'. Bee heaven!
Happy little bee
Nepeta siberica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'. This plant started as a 1-inch plug last year and is already 3 feet tall.
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' with some of the Nepeta siberica in the background
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Some sort of evening primrose from my mother and on-its-way-out salvia
This yarrow was hiding - I didn't even see it until I was done snapping pics
This Centuara montana and spiderwort have been in bloom for over a month.
I bought this Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' last fall on sale. It is GORGEOUS!
That's it from my delayed city garden this month! Thanks so much to May Dreams for hosting, and go take a look at what else is in bloom around the blogosphere. 


  1. I liked your little bee picture. I am from New York City originally, and appreciate something of what it takes to garden in a city (from my friends who stayed-I left). Happy GBBD.

  2. The winecups are fabulous. Just leave the mailman a nice appreciation card.

  3. Oh, I love your wine cups an that coreopsis--such a perfect color!

  4. I love the coreopsis and was afraid to try it until someone real (i.e, not a garden catalogue) told me it was the real deal. Sounds like it's a go! Gorgeous!

  5. Sarah - The coreopsis is amazing, beyond my expectations (which, admittedly were nil because it was an impulse buy).