It's June in my zone 7 northeast Long Island garden and everything is now in full bloom.
We are located on the south shore of Long Island where the winters are usually milder than inland and the bay keeps the temperatures moderated. Continuing with this years' theme of an unusually mild winter, warmer than usual spring temperatures and moderate rainfall the gardens are fast and furious with abundant blossoms and color. With the gentle showers coming down I quickly ran out with my camera to get a few photo shots of the garden for our June Garden Blogger's Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Follow this way with me...
The Double Red Knock Out Roses are beautiful in full bloom against the purple-blue hue of nepeta 'Walkers Low' (above) and the spirea are also in all their glory with lots of color at this time of year. As you can see there is a new perfect patio planter for the June 2012 summer season and a new hanging planter that I could not pass up at the local nursery. I liked the unusual shape so I just had to have it!
|Perfect Patio Planter Season 2012|
|New Hanging Patio Planter|
Now onto the rest of the tour...
The 'Stella D Oro' daylilies are doing well this year and are abundant in front of the steel blue foliage of the Globe Blue Spruce 'Montgomery'
'May Night' Salvia is in full bloom and already getting ready for its first dead heading so early in the season. The heuchera (Coral Bells) are bigger than ever due to the abundant rainfall.
The gentle showers are at it again but the plants are loving it. Everything is looking so green! My new Hinoki 'Aurea' is doing well.
Spirea 'Little Princess' in bloom...
Here is one of the new sections (below) that I just re-vamped this spring. A huge Maple tree had come down opening up a new avenue for Spirea, Nepeta, Hosta and Heuchera. The garden is always changing and I am enjoying the new additions.
Here is another view showing the new Thundercloud Plum Tree.
Knock Out Rose Double Pink...second season.
Perennial Garden with Salvia, Astilbe, Lamb's Ear and Daylily
June is certainly a wonderful time of year for the Long Island garden. Thank you for visiting with me and be sure to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more gardens from around the world in the month of June.
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~ Abram L. Urban
As Always...Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and Happy Gardening!
Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2012