Late June Blossoms Redux

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Sifting back through photographs of last year’s late June garden, I noticed striking similarities between them and the images shown here that I took this morning of today’s garden.

A year ago Garden Phlox in the western border were just beginning to bloom. Liatris and White Swan Coneflower highlighted a small, front-yard circle garden. The tangerine hue of a daylily brightened the southern border and Cleome had reseeded and were showing up everywhere. In today’s garden I observed the same plants repeating the cycle.

This evening a huge line of thunderstorms is approaching. The rumbling sky has darkened dramatically. Almost daily rain is perhaps the biggest difference between the June gardens this year and last. Every plant in the garden seems to soak up strength and encouragement from the water, just as I do from seeing the garden cycle repeating.

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Liatris spicata 'Floristan Weiss' (Gayfeather) and Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Coneflower)

Liatris spicata ‘Floristan Weiss’ (Gayfeather) and Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ (Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ (Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ (Coneflower)

Lantana camara (Common lantana)

Lantana camara (Common lantana)

Lantana camara (Common lantana)

Lantana camara (Common lantana)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and Veronica spicata 'Pink Goblin' (Speedwell)

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) and Veronica spicata ‘Pink Goblin’ (Speedwell)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)

Lavender and Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)

Lavender and Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)

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14 thoughts on “Late June Blossoms Redux

  1. Christina

    Our weather is definitely echoing yours again this year. Yesterday thundered around for ages but the rain didn’t accompany it for very long. The yellow Hemerocallis is a lovely one, they are such generous bloomers. The other day I was going to use some in a vase, then I remembered your post and thought better of it so thank you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Even a little rain seems to help the plants much better than any amount of hand watering. You still might try daylily flowers in a vase for a luncheon–it would be lovely. Susie

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  2. Alberto

    Hi Susie, I love those white liatris with white ecinacea! I also happen to have the same pink veronica with pink echinacea, I like that same colour combos quite a lot.

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  3. Cathy

    Your garden is looking lovely! The pathway with lavenders and cleome is so romantic. And I do like the combination of the coneflower with pink veronica. 😀

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, the pathway is a bit romantic and feels a bit daring and reckless. Those who prefer a more carefully designed and well-maintained garden would not be comfortable navigating around the plants in the paths, but I enjoy it. Thanks so much.

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