Friday, June 1, 2012

Beautiful Blooms June 1 2012

I know it's not Garden Blogger's Bloom Day but there are so many GORGEOUS plants in bloom right now in my garden that I thought I would show you some of the lovelies…
Above is my bright red poppy which I adore, even if it only lasts for a few days every spring.

Here are my peonies looking pretty good but the heat was making them explode and today's much needed but very heavy rain will knock them down and they won't get up :(
Here are their better moments:

Great time of year for the Rugosa roses:

David Austin 'Mary Rose' continues to astound me as it blooms in almost full shade!

Under an umbrella of leaves, (and you really have to lie on the ground and search!) is the dainty little May Apple flower

Here is a small pink climbing rose...

….with its neighbour a white cluster climbing rose!! (I have no idea what this is)

The interesting Gas Plant (Dictamnus alba) blooms at this time of year

A cute little self-seeder: "Love in a Mist" Nigella damescena

My Climbing Hydrangea is quite exquisite

Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) adds a golden touch to 2 corners

Climbing rose 'Blaze' has a rich deep red colour and a velvet look/feel to it 

And even though it's a bit "weedy" in nature, I like the look of Centaurea montana

Can't wait to see what will bloom tomorrow :)


debsgarden said...

I love your climbing hydrangea! And I am totally jealous of your peonies.All these beautiful blooms - what a wonderful time of year!

P.S. Thank you for your kind comment on my own blog!

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Astrid said...

Hi Deb
I really like your blog - it's an auto-read for me. You envy my peonies - I covet your woodland garden. Thank goodness for the Internet, where we can both see pix of each others' gardens!! Have a good weekend.

Hi Garden Centre
Thanks for the compliment! Blogging is great - like an online journal but one that others can enjoy too. Happy gardening! Astrid

Nadezda said...

Astrid, I've seen your photos and felt how you love your garden! I loved your peonies on top the blog,too. And the climbing rose near the thuja.I thought where to plant my climbing rose and now will do the same, near the thuja.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for the photo of the poppy. I've noticed them everywhere in my part of the world. It seems everyone has planted them this year -- and I missed the boat. They are amazingly beautiful!

Astrid said...

Hi Nadezda
Lucky I took photos of the peonies while they were still lovely. 3 days of wind and rain have knocked them down and blown them apart. Oh well. Such is a gardener's life! Thank goodness for cameras!!

Hi Kevin
Thanks Kevin! Glad you enjoyed the poppy! Bright scarlet is a difficult colour to blend and match but it seems to fit just fine in the garden.