Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day & Foliage Follow-Up June 2017: Everything is Coming Up Roses!

June 2017 Garden

Welcome to my June garden! It's time for another Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up and as the song says,"Everything is coming up roses!" After a very cool and rainy start to spring, the temperatures are now rising up into the 70's and 80's with blooms everywhere. Come along with me and take a look at what is blooming in my Long Island garden!
Itoh Peony Bartella in Perennial Border

The hybrid Itoh Bartella Peony in the perennial border just keeps getting more and more beautiful as the years go by.  They are now in their third season, and I look forward to their gorgeous blooms, which are short lived, but well worth waiting for!
Itoh Peony Bartella 

Let's get a close up of the beautiful yellow blooms that are 5-6 inches in diameter.
Peony 'Karl Rosenfield' and Salvia May Night

Peony 'Karl Rosenfield' Double Peony are also blooming in the perennial border with Salvia 'May Night' in the foreground. The two reach peak at about the same time every spring.
Peony 'Karl Rosenfield'

Of course we need a close up of 'Karl Rosenfield'. I just adore its blooms!
I
Allium Globemaster

In the western pool garden, Allium 'Globemaster' rises above 'Stella D Oro' Daylily with their voluminous purple blooms. Behind the Allium is Spirea 'Limemound' and Weeping Japanese Maple 'Red Select'.
Hosta Shadowland Autumn Frost and Nepeta 'Walkers Low'

Nepeta 'Walkers Low' and Hosta make a colorful combination in the back garden.
Pink Double Knock Out Rose

One of my favorite blooms in the garden are the Double Knock Out Roses. They bloom from late spring until the first frost, and have an amazing color and fragrance.
Cornus kousa chinensis 'Greensleeves'

New to the property for its second season is Japanese Kousa Dogwood 'Greensleeves'. 'Greensleeves' is a newer hybrid that is more cold hardy and disease resistant.  It is literally covered in greenish-white blooms for several weeks in late spring and has become a favorite of mine in the garden.
Cornus kousa chinensis 'Greensleeves' Blooms

Here are the star shaped blooms close up.
Red Double Knock Out Rose

I did refer to Ethel Merman's "Everything is Coming Up Roses" at the beginning of this post. Here's continuing the theme with Double Red Knock Out Rose!
Knock Out Rose 'Radrazz'

Here is Knock Out Rose 'Radrazz' in all its glory...
 Knock Out Rose 'Radrazz' Bloom

with a close up of its blooms.
Kinetic Mobile

There's always room for a little garden whimsy. I purchased this kinetic spinner in Las Vegas a couple of years back and enjoy watching the blue ball as it mysteriously appears to climb and fall along the spiral.  The optical illusion is very mesmerizing.
Japanese Forest Grass and Leucothoe in Shade Garden

As we continue the tour, you are viewing the back shade garden. Follow the Pennsylvania Bluestone path that passes by the Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass), Leucothoe 'Axillaris', and various species of Hosta on the left. 
Hosta Patriot


Hakonechloa Japanese Forest Grass
Shade Garden with Astilbe Peach Blossom (Back)and Caramel Coral Bells (Front)

On the right of the path, is a combination of Hosta, Astilbe 'Peach Blossom' and Coral Bells 'Caramel'. As you continue to follow the path into the "secret garden", you will come to this birdbath, which is backed by a wall of English Ivy.
End of the Garden Path in the Secret Garden

Weeping Japanese Maple Viridis

Now, let's venture into the front yard. Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' now stands at a stately height of eight feet tall...
Skylands Oriental Spruce

and the Golden Skyland's Oriental Spruce that I planted in 2008 has developed into a mature tree.
Iris pallida Aureo Marginata and Spirea Magic Carpet

Along the southern section of the driveway is  Salvia 'Magic Carpet' that was introduced into this bed just last summer, along with Salvia 'Caradonna' and Weeping Norway Spruce. Variegated Iris (Iris pallida Aureo Marginata) is brand new this year.
South Driveway: Magic Carpet Spirea and Salvia Caradonna

Iris pallida Aureo Marginata
North Shade Garden
Back around full circle is another shade garden at the western side of the property and as we end the tour, Garden Gal is nestled under the Weeping Pussy Willow Tree near the back patio, with Black Mondo Grass in her planter for a little more whimsy.

Under the Weeping Pussy Willow: Black Mondo Grass in Garden Gal's Planter

I hope you enjoyed this month's tour through my garden. Special thanks go out to our hostesses Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see 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 Floral FridaysMacro Monday 2, and Nature Notes at Rambling Woods.  Also check out Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides and Wednesday Around the World.
June 2017 Garden

Wishing you much gardening happiness. Thank you for visiting!

MY BOOKS ON AMAZON:

As Always...Happy Gardening!


Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved

32 comments:

  1. Good morning Lee,
    What a beautiful post. It's great to see what your garden is bringing.
    I love your yellow peony. Never seen it before.
    Have a wonderful day and happy gardening.
    Greatings from Holland Marijke

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marijke! I enjoyed visiting your garden. Your roses are all so absolutely beautiful! Have a great day!

      Delete
  2. Beautiful roses and pretty trees and shrubs, but it is the yellow Peony that I am falling in love with!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting Lea. I am also partial to that Peony, and it blooms longer than the others too! Happy Bloom Day!

      Delete
  3. What peonies, Lee! I love your Itoh Peony Bartella, they're beautiful. Every your plant is amasing, I can say that Japanese maple, roses, hostas and especially I can imagine how wonderful is Japanese forest grass when wind blows and waves it. And of course the Kinetic Mobile is interesting.
    Happy GBBD!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you enjoyed the tour Nadezda. The Japanese Forest Grasses are about two feet in diameter, so there is a lot of movement. They are also great for a shadier spot, and just thrive in my back shade area.

      Delete
  4. What a lush spring garden. I love peonies - and long for one of the Itoh varieties - and I expect to have at least one by next year. My garden is new and just beginning to take shape - from nothing! to at least something.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You must try one! The Itoh Peonies are stronger, fuller and more sturdy. They also produce more blooms and for a longer period of time. I am so glad I discovered them a few years back. Good luck to you with your garden. Hopefully you will share it with us at some point!

      Delete
  5. Ok for some reason having major technical difficulties today posting stuff. The original comment said that I love your garden and the variety it has. But especially love the Greensleve tree. It's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Maria! No worries about the commenting. Sometimes the internet is a bit off. I am glad you visited. Have a great week!

      Delete
  6. I always enjoy your garden. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Denise. You made my day! I loved visiting your gardens and seeing your Clematis 'Bonanza' and Karl Rosenfield Peony. They are gorgeous!

      Delete
  7. Everything looks so lush and your blooms are awesome.
    How did you get those clean cut edges?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting my gardens Lisa. I can't take credit for the clean cut edges. They are maintained by a wonderful crew of landscapers, with whom I can say I am proud to work with for a very long time.

      Delete
  8. Wow! I don't know where to start - I love the variety of foliage as much as the colorful blooms.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and welcome to your first Bloom Day! It's always nice to see new gardens and your 'Major Wheeler' honeysuckle is beautiful!

      Delete
  9. What a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting! Have a great rest of the week!

      Delete
  10. Thanks so much for the tour, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it! Funny, but I just posted a similar tour today. That combination of peonies and salvia is just stunning. Pink double knockouts are fragrant? I had no idea! I have a yellow knockout that's fragrant.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Robin! I enjoyed the views of your beautiful gardens and the captures of the birds and butterfly. Everything looks so lovely!

      Delete
  11. Oh that Itoh peony! I have just the one so far but it has bloomed for the first time this year and it's the start of an addiction for sure. And Cornus kousa, another absolute fave. Your garden is looking magnificent this summer Lee.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I am so sorry to hear of your nasty fall and hope you are healing quickly. Your garden blooms all look so wonderful. The Peony and Roses are especially gorgeous!

      Delete
  12. Wow, Lee! Your garden is in its glory. Pure envy stopped me in my tracks with your first photo of the yellow Itoh peony. I've had an Itoh in my own garden for 3 years now and, while the plant sports foliage, it's yet to produce flowers for me but I'm trying to be patient - coastal Southern California isn't peony country after all. I'm in love with your weeping Japanese maple too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Kris! I know that Peony do prefer their roots to have a cooling period. Maybe try boosting yours with some phosphorus in spring to promote blooms. On another note, I enjoyed reading about your tricky raccoon!

      Delete
  13. All very pretty. I do like that yellow peony, and all of your Salvia. I have a Kousa Dogwood that I love; I don't think it's 'Greensleeves', though. I'm particularly impressed, though, with the how nicely everything is mulched, and how crisp your borders look! I'm working my way toward that! Also, that kinetic sculpture is a great garden accent. I imagine it must be very relaxing to sit and enjoy that some days! -- Kimberley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kimberley. I do sit and look out at my gardens every day early in the morning and then later when I am winding down the day, and the wind sculptures are very relaxing! I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your winding stone bordered beds looking so lush and full, and your Foxglove are just beautiful!

      Delete
  14. Love, love the weeping Japanese maple--what a gorgeous specimen! And the Itoh peony is stunning. As always, I enjoy seeing all your planting combinations; I always come away feeling inspired to think more about this in my own garden.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rose, and your garden blooms are beautiful! We have so many of the same perennials and I would say I have to agree with you on the Daylily Stella D Oro. It blooms like crazy and is one of the most reliable perennials in the garden! Your roses, 'Annabelles' and Echinacea are also looking great and I love your capture of the'Cheyenne Spirit'.

      Delete
  15. I adore your beautiful garden, Lee! You always show so much floral color and cool leafy combos. Thanks for joining in on the foliage celebration meme.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for hosting Pam! It is always a pleasure visiting your gardens with your vast variety of exquisite succulents. Have a wonderful week!

      Delete
  16. Wow!!...you have a very pretty, lush flower garden!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wonderful tour! Thank you! I especially admire the Japanese Kousa Dogwood 'Greensleeves' and your peonies. Your garden looks pristine and well-loved!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...