Thursday, June 14, 2012

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day June 2012

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
In bloom...Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'
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


  1. Your garden is beautiful. Love the nepeta and roses combo and the containers.

    Is that Helichrysum 'Limelight' if so I am seriously jealous because I can't find it around here!

  2. Hi Shirley. Thank you for visiting. It is Helichrysum 'Limelight' and I love it as well. It will only live as an annual here so I'll enjoy it for the summer and maybe over-winter it inside.

  3. Your hydrangea are looking absolutely gorgeous!! God bless, and happy gardening!

    -Tony Salmeron

  4. I was waiting for your post. I love your garden and find the information very useful, especially because I am also in zone 7, Maryland, and thinking of starting a garden in our smallish backyard. There's nothing there after we look down our huge pine trees.

  5. What a beautiful display for June! I particularly like the full of blooms...lovely!

  6. Thanks for visiting everyone-I so love hearing from you! Thank you Sharmin-I am so glad you are finding my blog informative. Sage Butterfly-the spirea are wonderful. I get so much enjoyment from them and they bloom on and off throughout the entire summer.

  7. You do have have quite a bit blooming and your garden is really pretty this June. Daylilies are really full, as is the Spirea. I passed on my Little Princess to my neighbor and they are not in bloom yet. I think the grasses behind the daylily are the most surprising. Lots of growth.

  8. Beautiful display! Long Island must be a gardener's paradise. I loved the photo montage at the end.
    Happy GBBD!

  9. What a lovely garden! You are way ahead of us here in London this year, as we have had a really cold and wet spring and haven't really started summer yet. Loved your display of 'Stella D Oro' daylilies, I have one myself, but it has no buds yet...but my six 'Frans Hals' has tiny buds so it's just a matter of time I guess. Also loved your hydrangea, every garden needs at least one hydrangea :-)

  10. Thank you David, Helene and Garden Walk Garden Talk. The 'Stella D Oro' Daylilies are early this year. I do hope they continue throughout the summer. The Spirea are ahead of schedule as well. The mild winter and rainy warm spring have really accelerated everything this year.

  11. I also need to compliment you on the hydrangea. It's an interesting and great looking variety.

  12. Such a clean garden. You must spend a few minutes in the garden. Nice design.

  13. One of the most beautiful gardens I've seen in a while. I'm also located in the northeast, right here in North Jersey. One of my customers had an Hinoki 'Aurea' planted recently, and she completely loves the work. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.

  14. Swimray-thank you and I love your Francee WIlliams hosta! Greggo-thank you...gardening is my therapy. Frank-thank you...the golden Hinoki Cypress really are beautiful!

  15. Your garden is truely one of the most beautiful I have seen, I hope one day mine can look even 10% as good as yours.


  16. Nena- you made my day! Thank you so much for your lovely comment:)


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