|June 2015 Garden|
Welcome to my Long Island garden. Something can be said for two record cold winters in a row and the way perennials perform. It could be my imagination but the blooms seem to be an intense explosion of color like I have never experienced before. The late arriving, cooler than normal spring brought a slow start to the garden, followed by a sudden rise in temperatures into the 80's over the past few days, leading to an array of abundant color. Come take a walk with me to see what is blooming during the wonderful month of June!
I have always admired Allium in botanical gardens so I planted these Allium Globemaster bulbs last fall and waited with great anticipation all winter long to see their magnificent eight inch in diameter blooms on top of 30" high stems this spring. I can say It was definitely worth the wait and their blooms have exceeded my every expectation!
|Allium Globemaster: A Close up View|
In the perennial border I added these Allium 'Mont Blanc' for some taller interest in the backdrop and they are fun as well. In the foreground are Astilbe, Daylily, Salvia and Lamb's Ear.
A little further down in the border you can see the Bartzella Peony I added last spring.
|Itoh Peony 'Bartzella' Second Season|
I am really enjoying this new hybrid Peony which has a longer bloom span than other varieties. Itoh 'Bartzella' is a cross between a herbaceous peony and tree peony and the blooms are just breathtaking!
|Peony 'Karl Rosenfeld' and 'May Night' Salvia|
Here are my Peony 'Karl Rosenfeld' which are going on twenty years now in the garden, along with Salvia 'May Night' in the foreground.
This is "Dafney". She and her mate for life "Donald" visit our pool every summer when it first opens and think it is their own private wading area. We love having them and they have good manners as far as leaving anything behind! Instead of the well known Donald and Daisy, she was immediately given the name "Dafney" at first glance!
|Backyard Island Bed|
Now follow me around to the left side of the backyard to see what surprises lurk around the corner!
|Around to the Left Border|
This garden is one of the more recent additions developed a few years back when I planted these Nepeta 'Walkers Low' along with Spirea 'Goldmound', 'Summer Snowflake' Viburnum and several varieties of Heuchera in addition to the existing rhododendron, azalea and hosta. My husband and I call this one of the secret gardens on the property that cannot be fully seen until you actually walk back there as we are now.
|Rhododendron and Azalea|
|Aliium Globemaster and Spirea 'Limemound'|
Back around in the pool garden the Spirea 'Limemound' is now in full bloom along with the 'Globemaster' Allium and the 'Stella D Oro' Daylilies should be joining in any day now. After that the Stargazer Lillium will come into bloom in July.
|Red Double Knock Out Roses and Nepeta|
Here are Double Knock Out roses along with Nepeta 'Walkers Low', which will both bloom all summer long.
|Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake'|
Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake' has such lovely dainty blooms which last several weeks throughout spring and summer. These are located in the back "secret" garden.
Well, it looks like we will be having hydrangea blooms again this year after losing them all last year from the harsh winter before. I missed their bountiful blooms last summer so this is a very welcomed sight!
|Full View of Left Backyard|
Here is a long view of the back left gardens where we just came from...and now to the front.
|Front Walkway Gardens|
Welcome to the front gardens! Here you can see what foliage and blooms are along the walkway...
|Front Driveway Gardens|
and to end the tour we are now at the gardens that border the driveway.
|June 2015 Garden|
Thank you to Carol at May Dreams Gardens who makes it possible for us to have blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Pam at Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-Up. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Tuesday Garden Party, Today's Flowers, Floral Fridays, Mosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2, and Nature Notes at Rambling Woods. I am so glad you came along for the tour and hope that you enjoyed the visit to my June garden. If you leave a note I will know you dropped by, and will be sure to visit you as well.
As Always...Happy Gardening!
Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2015. All rights reserved