Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - June 2014

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for June 2014.

Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we've had quite a bit of rain these last few days, so it was nice to see the sun shining on a weekend day.

The sun here seems to be shining just for my Oso Easy® Cherry Pie Roses.  I am pleased with how these came through the winter. I cut them back to nubbins in early spring and they've grown completely back. "Keeper, keeper, keeper", sing the birds around this rose.

Later in the day I went out and took some more bloom day pictures.

I have several different Clematis in bloom throughout the garden. I know the names of some of them, but others I don't.

This is Clematis 'Pagoda'.  It's is really pretty this year, with lots of blooms.

Here's Clematis 'Rooguchi'. It would look a lot nicer if it wasn't growing at ground level. I guess it doesn't like the support I offered it.

This unknown pink clematis grows near the patio. It's a miracle it is still here because it was covered in concrete dust, stomped on, and left for me to take to the compost pile when I had the patio re-done.
But I lazily left it be and look at it now. Just goes to show... sometimes doing nothing is the best thing to do to keep a plant alive in your garden. Sometimes.

I also do not know the official name of this white clematis.
It's growing up and thru a bayberry shrub.

Finally, there is my old faithful Clematis integrifolia 'Alba' blooming in the middle of Plopper's Field.
Plopper's Field is once again in between blooms it seems and needs a bit of attention to deadhead spent May blooms and pull out some thistle that have taken up residence there.

Elsewhere in the garden, amongst the utilities on the side of the house, the ditch lilies are in bloom, Hemerocallis fulva.
A saner person would have removed these long ago but I let them grow on.  Maybe this will be the year I "ditch" them.

It's hard to break up with some flowers.

I tried to break up with the daylily Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro', but I still have one clump of it back by the grape arbor.
I guess I'm just an old softie when it comes to some flowers. Besides, I've had Stella in my garden for so long, I'm not sure what I would do without her, even though as flowers go, she is a tramp who grows everywhere.

Goodness, look at the time. Time grows short and there are many other posts of bloom day pictures to see, so I'll show just a few more.

Dasiphora fruticosa blooms aound the chairs in The Shrubbery garden border. I remember when we used to know it as Potentilla.  Back behind the chairs you can see the chartreuse leaves of Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' which is sold under the name Golden Spirit™.

Finally, it's Father's Day here in the United States so I am posting a canna bloom I'm sure my Dad would have approved of. He liked bright, bold blooms.
He passed away 27 years ago this spring, far too young, but I am grateful for the 28 years of my life when he was there in the garden with me.

And that's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day in June here at May Dreams Gardens.

What's blooming in your garden? We'd love to see your June blooms.  Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden, then come back here and leave a comment, then add a link to your bloom day post on the Mr. Linky widget below. Just like last month, you should also be able to choose a picture from your post to include with your link.

“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence





Comments

  1. Carol, your clematis are spectacular! Mine bloom a bit--then poof! They're gone. Yours are just lovely...and I have a bit of clematis envy right now. :-) Happy GBBD!

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  2. Thank you for hosting the GBBD yet again, and thanks for letting us see your June garden, love your Clematis 'Rooguchi', so unusual flowers.

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  3. Your summer garden looks wonderful, especially the clematis! My winter garden is a bit soggy from rain and weather this month, but I found enough blooms to photograph - just!

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  4. Happy GBBD to you Carol :) I chuckled at your comment about what action a saner person might take regarding the hemerocallis fulva. It's Father's Day here too on this side of the pond and I too will be thinking of my dear dad who loved his garden.

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  5. Hi Carol
    Thanks for hosting this meme, its been my favourite for some years now. I'm all geraniums this month. Hopefully my link will appear shortly in your list, not sure if I did it right

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  6. Hi Carol
    Thanks for hosting this meme, its been my favourite for some years now. I'm all geraniums this month. Hopefully my link will appear shortly in your list, not sure if I did it right

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  7. Carol, you have reminded me that I need to add more clematis to the garden. Aren't they beautiful. I've just had to dig up and replant one of mine, how's that for perfect timing, not!
    Happy Blooms Day and thanks for hosting.

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  8. Hi Carol, thanks for hosting once more. Your Clematis Pagoda is ahead of mine, I just have tight buds! Love your Canna, your Dad had good taste!

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  9. Lovely, lovely clematis and roses--just right for a flower-filled June post. And I agree with Pauline about that canna: what a beauty. Thanks for hosting the garden party today, Carol!

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  10. Hi Carol. Thank you for hosting once again. June is such a wonderful month in the garden with everything blooming! Your Clematis are gorgeous!

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  11. Happy GBB to everyone! Carol Please send me some rain and some of your tramps. I will put them to good use!

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  12. Thanks for the posting... and prompting some of us to post because it is GBBD! Love clematis season. that "Rooguchi" is lovely, even if it is low down.

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  13. Happy Bloom Day, May and All....I see your lilies are blooming. My Aunt gave me some and they are lovely...and apparently something even I can't mess up

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  14. Thank you for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, Carol.
    I love all your clematis particularly the dainty little bells of Clematis 'Rooguchi' which I haven't seen before.

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  15. hanks for hosting our June blooms. I'm in love with your clematis. Unfortunately don't seem to be able to use the link even though I created a flower. Help!

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  16. I still have ditch lilies too, but mine aren't blooming yet. Lovely blooms, Carol!

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  17. So many lovely clematises, Carol! Don't ditch the ditch lilies! I don't have any, but I do still have lots of Stellas, and I agree it's hard to get rid of something you've had so long, particularly when they're so reliable. Love that first photo with the sun shining on your roses. Happy Bloom Day!

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  18. Oh Carol your garden is stunning. I adore your rose. I cut mine back in spring a bit but the cold spring did them in and they needed to be cut further back still.

    Thanks for hosting all the gorgeous blooms around the world.

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  19. I see your weather has been somewhat similar to our weather here in upstate New York. Thank you once again for hosting; I enjoyed your sunrise photo and all of the flowers. No favorites this time - all wonderful. Bookworm aka Ramblin'with AM.

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  20. It's hard to get rid of those plants we learned to love first like the old standby dayllilies!

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  21. Hi there! your clematis and calla lily are beautiful! I tried to link up but I couldn't get my image to post? Unless it's posting twenty times in which case I'm really sorry! I'll try to check back later and do it again. Happy GBBD and thanks! Michele

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  22. Your garden is looking glorious! I think we all love this time of year in our gardens! I totally understand you being a softy about some plants as there are some in my garden that I swear to get rid of every year and yet they stay. Thanks for hosting the party again Carol and Happy GBBD!

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  23. Those clematis are beautiful--I don't have any in my gardens, but I should change that. Your garden is beautiful! Happy Bloom Day.

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  24. Lovely photos all around! I think your white Clematis might be a Huldine. It has those lovely, curved petals. And thanks for reminding me of my Rooguchi! I have barely seen it this year - it is being smothered by surrounding plants. I will have to rescue it immediately! Also, wonderful tribute to your father. I think he would have loved everything in your garden!
    Happy GBBD, and thanks for hosting!

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  25. I think you helped me to i.d. an unknown (inherited) daylilly: Hemerocallis fulva. Thank you!

    Wish you were going to be in Portland next month for the Garden Bloggers Fling...

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  26. Roses, Clematis and daylilies - I can't think of anything better! Happy GBBD, Carol, and thanks, as always, for hosting this event.

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  27. just love comparing all the blooms across the country. thanks

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  28. Great to have found your site and enjoy all the beautiful blooms.

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  29. Your clematis are lovely. The Canna is a stunner for those of us who like tropical effects.

    A big sweep of an old favorite always looks better to me than a sickly specimen of fancy hybrid that barely hangs on but was too expensive to dump.

    I'm already looking forward to July's Blooms.

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  30. I love your Clematis, just beautiful. A tropical canna is always fun in the summer garden.

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  31. A nice selection of Clematis. Some clematis just want to scramble nearer to the ground. Mind you, if you had wanted it too it never would!
    Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme Carol. A Happy Bloom Day to you.

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  32. Oops ! I thought Potentilla was still Potentilla ! It probably will stay as Potentilla in my head, anyway!

    Lovely things going on in that garden of yours ! Clematis are lovely. Maybe they like being treated mean , and we should cover them all annually in cement dust, then leave them completely alone !!

    Thanks for hosting - there are so many cracking blogs to discover ! I'm all roses this month, can't resist them!

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  33. Ditch lilies! Is that what you call Hemerocallis fulva?! Is there something I ought to know, as I love mine! Lovely to see your blooms - roses and clematis especially, which have dominated my post today as well. Thanks for hosting.

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  34. I had no idea there were so many different, beautiful varieties of clematis! I can see why you love them. The pagoda structure is so pretty, too.

    I like all the orange blooms in your garden, too, from the Ditch Lilies to the Cannas.

    Thanks for hosting, and happy GBBD!

    Mary

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  35. I think most of us have a ploppers field don't we? Yours look great.

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  36. Carol, I think your spring garden looks lovely, especially the clematis. "Rooguchi' is probably in it's 'creep year' and next year will be its 'leap year'!
    (I think somehow I entered my May blog post instead of the June. Now I can't seem to correct it. Can you help me out?) Sorry!

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  37. Looking good again. Thankfully your winter must just be a bad memory.

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  38. Hi, thank you for hosting Bloom Day. Great pictures! I'm glad that unknown pink clematis is alive too, it's so pretty!

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  39. So many lovely types of clematis in your garden. And happy bloom day!

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  40. Great to see all your gorgeous Clematis! Mine are a little delayed in blooming this year, thanks to the Polar Vortex and never-ending winter.

    I had to remove all my Hemerocallis fulva a couple years ago, but they were always dependable and cheerful, and nothing bothered them! There's nothing wrong with keeping a plant like that!

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  41. I'm so glad you shared Clematis 'Rooguchi'! Just yesterday I was wracking my brain for the name of that Clematis as it is one I've long wanted to add to my climbing plants collection.
    Hope to see you soon at GWA Pittsburgh!

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  42. Your flowers look lovely! I'm envious of your Rooguchi, mine didn't make it. But Venosa Violacea is really outperforming itself this year. Thanks for hosting!

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  43. I am pleased to report Father's/Bloom Day June 15th, 2014 a garden, Ku'ulei A'ina is officially born.

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  44. Beautiful pictures, Carol! Thanks for hosting!

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  45. Things are looking good your way. I have some of those orange daylilies, too, but they are not blooming yet.

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  46. June is such a pretty month in the garden, the last hurrah before rains disappear. Thanks for the ID on the ditch daylily. I've inherited some and didn't know what it was. Cheers!

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  47. Carol, thank you as always for hosting! Your flowers are gorgeous this month - thanks for sharing!

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  48. I can't believe you lost your dad so young. :( That canna is gorgeous--do you know the name of it?

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  49. The Garden looks Great!!! I love the Bloom day -it encourages me to document. Thanks for the photos and inspiration

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  50. I love that you have the botanical name for your ditch lilies! I divided mine last year, and I think I gave away 300. They were out of control. It's a little weird not seeing the massive clump in my front yard, but I think they'll do better thinned out, and now I have room for some new varieties.

    Happy Bloom Day!

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  51. I really love bloom days! I enjoy seeing all the lovely flowers from everywhere. I only have one flower in my post...but the story is amazing!

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  52. I also have Clematis Ragoochi (love!) but it is not blooming here yet. What a beautiful Canna Lily bloom! I am sure Dad would be proud. Love your green chairs, too. Enjoyed sitting while seeing all your lovely blooms - so many Clematis!

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  53. I had no idea potentilla's name was changed too. I think my favorite is your "plopper's field." Love the textures there.

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  54. Your garden looks so lush after this winter. I love the idea of Ploppers Field.

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  55. I like the first two Clematis. I don't know why the larger ones aren't more appealing to me. I'm just an odd ball. I like your daylilies. They are such tough, stalwart plants and provide lots of blooms for minimal effort.

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  56. Hi Carol, I feel silly being late for GBBD every month but as the year moves on the number of things to do in the garden just keeps increasing. Even such simple rituals as a morning walk around the garden gets to be difficult to do. Let's hear it for quiet contemplation.

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  57. I love to see all the flowers at this time of year. The blooms in your garden are often a preview of coming attractions in mine. -Jeam

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  58. I love to see all the flowers at this time of year. The blooms in your garden are often a preview of coming attractions in mine. -Jeam

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  59. Thank you for hosting again. I love your Clematis. I just bought one to try but not sure how well it will do in Zone 10.

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  60. Isn't that Rooguchi pretty? Haven't seen that one before and clematis always seem very temperamental in our garden. By the way, am I the only one who finds this new thing of adding a picture for the link to be really difficult? It only seems to accept my link if I actually close the window with May Dreams in it.

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  61. Thanks for hosting this! It's delightful to see other people's gardens and take inspiration from their creative ideas.

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  62. This is the third spring at our new house, and my garden finally looks like something! Come see!

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  63. Loved the photos of your different garden areas. Your clematises are gorgeous! I left a link & photo above, but not sure it went through. Hope so. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to share my photos/blog with you.

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  64. Hi Carol - your garden's looking spectacular this month :)

    My post went up on Blooms Day as usual, but I've only just got back from holiday to add this month's link.

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  65. Beautiful, Carol - as always. Part about your father got me all choked up; my husband and I are definitely missing his father (a lot) this last week.

    Thank you for hosting.

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  66. Don't ditch the ditch lilies yet. The fat buds are a great addition to stir fries!

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  67. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is new to me and I'm afraid I forgot to put the link here!

    http://dctropics.blogspot.com/2014/06/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-june-2014.html

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  68. Blooms are everywhere I turn. And we have been blessed with the good weather to get out and enjoy our gardens here in Southeast MO.

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  69. Thank you for GBBD. It is fun to see the frenzy of flowers in August.

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