Archive for June, 2008

Bloom Day – June 2008

The rain obligingly stopped right when I remembered it was bloom day. Or perhaps I only remembered it when I wouldn’t get soaked walking through the garden!

Now ripe:

  • Serviceberries (Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliance’)
    Serviceberries - a robin's buffet

Now in bloom:

  • Peonies
  • Corydalis
  • Heuchera ‘Snow Angel’
  • Chives
  • Thyme
    Thyme in bloom
  • Marsh phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
    Marsh phlox
  • Wild iris (Iris shrevei)
    Last wild iris
  • Water lily
    Second water lily of the year
  • American linden
    American Linden flowers
  • Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)
    Canada anemone

Just starting to bloom:

  • Annabelle hydrangea

    First Annabelle hydrangea blossom

  • Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
    Oakleaf hydrangea beginning to blossom

Summer has arrived

Pond and bench

Summer is here, and the pond is gorgeous.

Wild iris in pond

The wild iris (Iris shrevei) in the pond is blooming now for the first time ever. The wild irises by the side of the pond are also in bloom.

Woodbine in the waterfall

The grape woodbine/Virginia creeper is growing into everything, even after weekly pruning sessions.

Solomon's seal in bloom

The Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is in bloom,

Solomon's plume closeup

as is the Solomon’s plume (Smilacina racemosa).


And the peonies have finally arrived, unsupported by me and apparently unvisited by ants this year as well.