Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GBBD: June, a Month of Lilies, Roses and Hydrangeas

June! So many blooms, so little time for you to see them all. Gardenias are winding down. I posted the best of Gardenias around the first of the month. Crape Myrtles are well into bloom. They will still be blooming here next month when you visit.


Orienpet lily Orania and a white Oriental that I don't remember planting. It might be Versailles. These are the most spectacular in bloom now. Trumpets, LA lilies and other Orientals are also beautiful in June, many have already finished here.


Hydrangeas tend to droop in the heat but perk up when the sun goes down. Oakleaf Hydrangeas have finished bloom and heads are dry, visible at bottom right. Blue color gives away that our soil is acid.



Livin' Easy, a good theme for June. Julia Child, buttery yellow. Charisma, hottest color in the sun.
These are only a quarter of  what is blooming. I wanted to show you Mexican Hats, Salvia farinacea, Daylilies, Tithonia, Agapanthus, Pentas, Brazilian Ruellia and Gladioli. I know you have limited time before you move on to so many other GBBD sites. I saved back some glorious foliage for tomorrow's Foliage Followup.

Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where the temperature on Monday at 2pm was 100.8 Fahrenheit degrees. My biggest disappointment is the failure of my Kniphofias to bloom.

GBBD is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens. May Dreams lead to June's Realities.

39 comments:

  1. You have such beautiful hydrangeas! There's something about blue flowers that never fails to make a garden seem more elegant than any other color of flowers could have accomplished.

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  2. Looks great. I wish I had some lilies like that. Ours just manage a couple of flowers each year.

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  3. Whoa!! Look at those gorgeous Lilies and Hydrangeas! Wonderful Nell Jean! Your roses too! Great colors! ;>)

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  4. Nell Jean, What a lovely garden. The color of your Charisma rose is to die for. When do your oakleaf hydrangeas bloom? Here in southwestern CT (zone 6) they are definitely fall flowers,their bloom marks the beginning of the end of the growing season. Happy Bloom Day!

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  5. I will send you a cool breeze Nell-Jean as it is 4.2c here (about 39f?) and it's going to slip below zero celsius tonight! So I am here warming myself with your lovely sunny blooms :)

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  6. Nell ~ I just love your hydrangeas. Your lilies are pretty too as are your roses, but those blue blooms of your hydrangeas just speak to me.

    Keep cool ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Hiya,
    Thanks for your visit this morning. Isn't June overwhelming. Wish we could spread it out a bit.
    the blue and yellow is a nice combination.

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  8. Gorgeous flowers! I like the blue and yelloww combination of your lilies and Hydrangeas.

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  9. Beautiful hydrangea ... love the lily companion, and your roses are stunning.

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  10. Lovely photos of wonderful flowers! 'Oriana' is such a delicate yellow.

    Hope it isn't as hot and humid down your way. It's been just horrible up here with mid-90s. I take my camera outside and the lens fogs up!

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  11. You have the jump on us with the lilies. I have just a few 'Lollypop' Asiatics popping open now. The Orienpet lilies look like real stunners, heavy with enormous blooms. Do they need staking much? Wish my hydrangeas were the colouring kind, but I'm simply happy that they bloom at all, as my garden's a bit of a challenge. Happy blooms day, Nell Jean!

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  12. Things are looking lovely as always.

    My roses have finished the first flush. Some will return and others just have the one bloom.

    I love all the blue hydrangeas.

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  13. Your lilies and hydrangea make a beautiful combination. Lovely roses too...I've not been successful with roses since I moved south. That Charisma is a show-stopper!

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  14. I have always loved blue Hydrangeas. Yours are so abundant!

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  15. I love your orienpets~they surely light up the garden and smell delicious! One is blooming in my mostly shady garden...gail

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  16. I had hoped one of my lilies would be open today but not yet... yours are lovely and there are so many! You have very different conditions (humidity and acid soil) yet grow a lot of the same plants. And of course some I am unable to grow like the hydrangeas.

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  17. Your Julia Child is beautiful! Mine is new this spring -- I'm looking forward to it growing up like yours.
    Thanks for the post,
    Elizabeth

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  18. Wow, your Hydrangeas are already flowering! They look really good, especially in combination with the yellow lilies. My Hydrangeas are a bit late because of the cold winter.

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  19. Your banner looks almost like a watercolor, quite amazing. And I love the blue and yellow of your June flowers. Happy bloom day!

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  20. Nell I love that fabulous Yellow rose and lilies.

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  21. Nell Jean, I love your roses and hydrangeas. Blue hydrangeas are so gorgeous! I like seeing the tip of your flag in the picture of the lilies.

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  22. We are hot too but not that hot. WE are in the mid to upper 90's with a chance of rain today. Finally. Beautiful bloomers. Can't wait to see more. Have a great day. Becca

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  23. Your hydrangeas paired with the lilies are gorgeous!!!! I'm loving that orangy yellow rose too :)

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  24. I'm green with envy over your gorgeous blue Hydrangeas!

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  25. The blue of the hydrangeas is amazing. And your lilies are so happy and prolific! Beautiful.

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  26. Beautiful hydrangeas. Wish we could grow them here but too cold in winter. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. NellJean thankyou so much for visiting my place. I love the combination of the yellow and blue in your blooms today. The lillies look so good basking in that sunlight.

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  28. We just had a rain, and our temp has cooled down into the 80s. Of course, the humidity is that high too! You have many lovely blooms. I love your white lily!

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  29. NellJean: Love that true blue of the hydrangeas, and it looks even more stunning with yellow lilies! That yellow roses are scrumptious!!!

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  30. Your yellow and blue plant combinations are stunning. I love these two colors paired together. I wonder if we can grow Oriental lilies here in Florida. I didn't think so, but if you can grow them there...hmmm, I wonder. Can't wait to see photos of your Brazilian ruellia. I'm only familiar with the native and the Mexican variety.

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  31. I love that combination of the blue hydrangea and the soft apricot color daylily. -Jean

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  32. I think the lilies are the most beautiful of them all. How I wish I can have them here in my garden :)

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  33. I'm not usually a big fan of roses but that Julia Child is so lovely!

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  34. I have never seen 'Charisma' before, but... WOW. It seriously looks like molten lava, with the deep red petals all folded over and the gold showing underneath in bright veins of color. I'm in love!

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  35. I had Charisma, and it was glorious... for one summer, then it never bloomed again.

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  36. So pretty to see the yellow daylilies with the blue hydrangeas. And those lilies, wow! I want to make some more flower beds just so I can try lilies. :-)

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  37. I love them all! What a glorious display! I would like to have room for more hydrangeas. I just have the one small pia. I'm glad it's going to have more than one set of blooms, though.

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  38. My tithonia didn't seed itself. I wonder if it's because of our cold winter. I bought more seeds and got them planted last week. They are coming up. Now, I hope the bunnies don't eat them. I need to come up with some barriers.

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  39. I absolutely love that buttery yellow lily. I have the perfect spot for one if I can find it locally.

    Your blue hydrangeas are gorgeous. My annabelle is just starting to bloom.
    Marnie

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