Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I followed my usual routine for bloom day and went around the garden noting blooms and taking pictures.
Then I came inside, uploaded all the pictures and went back through old bloom day posts, comparing what is blooming now to what was blooming on this same day in June from 2007 through 2012.
Those old bloom day posts give me proof that this year's garden is still lagging behind previous years by about a week or more.
It's the truth! I cannot tell a lie around Ithuriel's Spear, Triteliea 'Rudy'. It is blooming late in the front garden, but is just about the only flower in front right now, other than some fading violas and Knockout 'Radsunny' roses and a few slender spikes of Heuchera.
Out in the back, it's hard to miss the Oso Easy 'Cherry Pie' rose blooming on the edge of the garden border I call 'The Shrubbery'.
Plopper's Field, where plants are plopped in wherever there is a bare spot that looks like a good place for a plant, is a bit of a mess right now.
I'm sure the old saying applies. "You should have seen it last week." Or maybe, "It's going to be a lot nicer next week".
On the edge of Plopper's Field, I found a little tiny Clematis, in bloom.
I do know that this one is Clematis 'Rooguchi'.
Near the entrance to the Vegetable Garden Cathedral, yarrow, Achillea sp., is blooming.
In the Vegetable Garden Cathedral, there's a garlic scape or two.
There are also fading blooms on the raspberries.
One last bloom in the vegetable garden delights me.
What other blooms are there to see on the 15th of June at May Dreams Gardens? Oakleaf hydrangeas, hostas, ditch lilies, to name a few, along with fading pansies and violas and the slender spikes of Heuchera.
What's blooming in your garden in this month of June?
We'd love to have you share your blooms on the 15th of each month by joining us with your own Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post. Just post on your blog about what is blooming this month in your garden and then come back here and leave a link to your blog post in the Mr. Linky widget below along with a brief comment to let us know you've posted.
The rules are simple... no rules! You can include pictures, lists, no lists, common names, botanical names, whatever you’d like to do to showcase your blooms. All are welcome!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence