I do believe June is my favorite month of the year to take photographs for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted by Carol of May Dreams Garden. May has her Marilyn Monroe glamour with the roses finally coming on strong. June is more like a showgirl doing the Can-Can in a French burlesque show.
There’s so much to see.
So many colors.
So many different blooms.
Truly, variety can come in small or large packages.
There’s more, but I must go outside and weed the beds before the grass takes over. We’ve had a lot of rain in the last few days. The garden is smiling its approval, don’t you think?
Carol, thanks for again hosting bloom day.
From the tissue paper petals of the purple poppy, through the amazing vibrant red of the Atomic glad, and on to the fabulous Fairy Rose and border pics, your garden was looking glorious for June’s Bloom Day, Dee. But the daylilies are truly outstanding! What wonderful colors! And your photography is fantastic! I sure would love to know those tips you’ve learned.
Thanks for sharing the beauty.
.-= kerri´s last blog ..Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June ’09 =-.
Lisa at Greenbow says
These photos show more than a morsel. They show an entire banquet of blooms. Love the overall shots. All of that color draws one in close for a good look around. Weeds?? Naw I didn’t see any.
Kylee from Our Little Acre says
I’m growing ‘Lauren’s Grape’ this year, but nothing near bloom size yet. I don’t have the best of luck with poppies, so we’ll see!
I’ve grown ‘Atom’ hard glads for several years now and wouldn’t be without them. Aren’t they just lovely with their white edges?
Your flowers and photos are stunning, as usual, Dee!
.-= Kylee from Our Little Acre´s last blog ..Ginkgo Organic Gardens – Chicago =-.
I love your “burlesque show” in the garden, and the poppy certainly does look like a can-can dancer! Gorgeous blooms; I have a serious case of daylily envy at the moment.
.-= Rose´s last blog ..GBBD: June Blooms =-.
Oh, Rose, you probably don’t want to read the newest post then. 🙂 ~~Dee
That ‘Amethyst Art’ really is gorgeous. ALL your flowers are gorgeous!
.-= Jean´s last blog ..Garden Bloggers Bloom Day June 09 =-.
Sweet Bay says
Your garden looks wonderful! I love all of the flowers you chose for Bloom Day.
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Dee, I am bowled over by the beautiful colors and flowers in your garden… and you’ve photographed them so wonderfully. I must have the Atomic glad! gail
.-= Gail´s last blog ..Let’s Go To The Place On The Sunny Strip ~~Bloom Day June 2009 =-.
Thanks Gail. Hope you come by when you’re in town this summer.~~Dee
Beautiful blooms and thanks for including shots of the borders. Macro photography is made for gardeners, but I like to see the context just as much.
Me too, Les.~~Dee
Lauren’s Grape Poppy is beautiful, but the bright pink daylily is my fav by far…wow.
Brooke, I like that daylily too. If it’s the last one, it’s the exact color of an amethyst, and it holds up in the sunlight.~~Dee
Oh my! I do love those ‘Atomic’ glads! Wow. They don’t even look real. I need to add those to my wish list.
You are getting so good at the garden photography! Beautiful photos. Way to go girl!!!!
Thanks Theresa. I learned a few tips from a photographer friend or two.~~Dee
Oh Dee…each photo is more beautiful than the one before! I couldn’t begin to choose a favorite from so many lovely flowers although I will say I keep wanting The Fairy rose, partly just because I like the name!
Leslie, ‘The Fairy’ would love your garden. Just don’t be tempted by her sisters, the other fairies like ‘Fairy Queen’ for example. They don’t do her justice. I know because I own some of them. Thank you.~~Dee
Glad you got some rain. That Gladiolus “atomic” is a knock-out. I think I saw some of those bulbs in the nursery earlier this year and wanted them but exercised restraint. You’ve shown me that was a poor choice. I have glad envy — they are just about my favorite cut flower – and I just brought some home from the grocery store today. I had two of mine bloom, but the rest seem stalled — do you think it’s the heat? Have fun weeding — I’ll be out there with a vengeance this week, too.
Diana, there’s always next year. 🙂 ~~Dee
My gawd! Look how full and lush your garden is??!!! Lovin’ that Atomic. How long did it take to come up and bloom? I bought the Espresso ones you made me buy. I am waiting for them.
MA, I can’t wait to see them, love. ‘Atomic’ is short at two to two and a half feet so it didn’t take long to flower. My larger glads by the split rail fence aren’t even close to blooming. I think from emergence to bloom time was about two months on the shorter variety.~~Dee
mss @ Zanthan Gardens says
Wow! June in your garden looks pretty nice! I can’t think of any time of the year that my garden has that same “sit on the porch and drink iced tea” kind of feel.
I tried ‘Lauren’s Grape’ this year, too (BTW, Lauren lives about a mile from me) but it got to hot too fast and they died before they flowered. I’m glad you showed what it can look like when it does bloom. I much prefer that grape color to the salmon colored ones that are ubiquitous around here.
MSS, yes, those original poppies flourish in Austin. I didn’t know Lauren lived near you. How cool is that? I just love the stories which go with the flowers. Sorry yours didn’t make it this year.~~Dee
Ramble on Rose says
I have daylily envy! Mine are barely in bud–in fact only one is even in bud at this point. Argh…
Rose, your daylilies will bloom soon, and mine will be all gone. 🙂 Sometimes it’s hard to wait.~~Dee
Mr. McGregor's Daughter says
Oh, how I wish I hadn’t misplaced my ‘Lauren’s Grape’ Poppy seeds. It looks lovely in your garden. I really like ‘Lake Effect’ Daylily paired with the solid yellow one. All the rain you’ve been getting has made your garden lush and beautiful.
MMD, you’ll find your seeds. I just know it. Then, you can plant them next spring.~~Dee
Wow! That Atomic gladiolus! I could hardly take my eyes off it to scroll through your other pics, Dee. I love the white outline on it–fabulous.
Hi Pam, I must say I’m enthralled with it too. The other cool thing about it is that it is short, topping out at two and a half feet so it doesn’t need staking. Glad you liked it.~~Dee
Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening says
I, too, like that east border. If you asked me, I would say the bright colors with the pastel pink wouldn’t work. But I see that it does! Somehow the purple is key.
Oh, you know me, Kathy, I just have to try stuff. I like the punctuation of the red, but yes, the repetition of the purples and blues cool down the border a bit.~~Dee
Carol, May Dreams Gardens says
I’m smiling my approval, too. I love that daylily. I really do need better daylilies! And a nice border like you have on the east side of your house.
Thanks for joining in for bloom day!
Hi Carol, I think the east side is the best side for a border because it gets morning sun and protection from the later afternoon heat. I have one more spot which could have a border against the garage. I’m thinking about it. I guess I am a plantaholic.~~Dee
Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence says
Unbelievably beautiful photos and flowers. H.
Thank you so much Helen.~~Dee