Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June: Bloom Day

I took a bit of a gardening break for a while but decided to make an effort this Bloom Day, if only because I have a compulsive need to show off my Clematis 'Jackmanii'.
Can you blame me? Rumor has it there's a coachlight in there somewhere.

In other parts of the garden, bright yellow and orange brighten the rainy, cloudy days...
Lysimachia punctata, yellow loosestrife

Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro'. I know that "real" gardeners are supposed to sneer at these but come on! Look at that buttery yellow!

The northside garden, where the Asclepias tuberosa is in full bloom, the Penstemon digitalis is finishing up, and a bunch of other things are getting oh-so-close.

Coreopsis lanceolata

And it's not a flower, but a rabbit nest "bloomed" in the raised garden between the tomato and the cucumber while we (and the dogs) were out of town for the weekend. It was quite a work of art, a good 8-10 inches deep, and Mrs. Bunny somehow hauled in a soccer ball-sized wad of grass clippings for carpet and roof. You have to admire the savvy mama who made her home in a salad bowl.

Thanks, as always, to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day!


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Jackmannii looks smashing! It's been a great year for Clematis, must be all that rain. I don't sneer at your Stella. I believe there are no banal plants, only banal uses of them. Stella is a victim of abuse and overuse, but it's still a nice plant.
I hope your dogs sent the rabbit family packing.

Monica at Garden Junkies said...

Aha, now I know what that yellow plant is that I'm seeing everywhere around here but have never noticed before - yellow loosestrife! Thanks for posting it! :-) Love your clematis - it certainly is doing well and definitely is worthy of showing on GBBD.

Ramble on Rose said...

Love the clematis! I hope for the sake of your lettuces the rabbits get chased out.

garden girl said...

Awesome clemantis Diane! Stella is wonderful in my book. We have happy returns here. Both bloom so prolifically and are so easy-care, it's no wonder they're welcomed into so many gardens.

Sylvana said...

Stella is great for problem areas. I have more than I know what to do with right now, though.

I just moments ago found our bunny nest. We get one every year somewhere in the yard. Last year it was in my lettuce patch! And I even had the patch fenced off. This year it is next to my tarragon.

Melody said...

I like good ole dependable Stella - she goes with everything. Of course, I like yellow flowers in general, so that's a plus for her. Your clematis is beautiful - one day mine will have that many blooms (I hope).

Rose said...

Glad you posted your Jackmanni--he's stunning! I'm not one of those who sneers at Stella--she provides lots of bright color in my garden, too. You've got to love a plant that's so hardy and dependable year after year.

I had to laugh at the bunny nest--now there's a mother who never has to worry about what she's going to fix for supper:)

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Amazing clematis!!! Very cool... I also love your alice pic off to the side.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I also have a plant I call yellow loosestrife, but it has dark foliage and smaller yellow flowers. I'll have to look it up what Lysimachia it is... that the trouble with common names; there are often different variations and if you know the Latin name, you just know for sure!