Don't you just love this sign? H.H. found it in a thrift store, yesterday -- he loves thrift stores and flea markets, and always manages to find a bargain.
Today, Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, I head out into the garden very early - at 6 a.m. actually - to photograph my June bloomers. At first glance, blooms are a little scarce. We are at that quiet stage between spring and summer, when the fabulous flowers of spring have gone and the beautiful bounty of summer blooms has yet to begin.
|A lull in blooming between spring and summer.|
|Climbing rose Rosa 'Improved Blaze"|
Two Knockout roses, one yellow, one pink ...
The roses I installed last year sustained some damage from the abundant rain we continue to experience. Last week was wet and cold, and my poor David Austin rose suffered...
|The rose bed installed last year.|
|Lupines add color to the largely-white rose bed.|
Comparing Bloom Day last year with today, many of my flowers are late, including the clematis ...
Lamb's ear begins to bloom ...
While I am not fond of the scruffy-looking spikes on lambs' ears, they are adored by the bees, so I am reluctant to cut them back ...
One of my many sedums is blooming by the pond ...
... and in the pond, the first water hyacinth blooms.
|Clockwise from top left: spiderwort, white lavender (middle), lady's mantle, fleabane, and yarrow.|
|Catalpa tree blossoms|
|Spirea 'Golden Mound"|
|Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'|
|A white foxglove in the Woodland Walk|
Wishing you a very happy GBBD!
|Lantana and calibrachoa greet visitors to my door.|
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