Friday, June 1, 2012

First Views in June 2012

First June Views from the Upper Garden where Hydrangeas are at their peak, Lilies are in bloom and other delights are to be found.


Orania Orienpet Lilies

Kniphofia are blooming with Black eyed Susans and other summer favorites like
Lantana and Purple Heart.

Bird of Paradise and Ferns; Curcuma gingers are just coing up to the right.
Shell gingers to the left. I still have hopes for Shell ginger and Stretlizia blossoms this year.



Rudbeckias self-plant everywhere.
Here they act as annuals. I pull them when they pass their prime.

We are still enjoying the fragrance of Gardenias.
Butterflies are still enjoying the blooms of the Vitex tree in
the distance and they'll soon have Duranta and Tithonia
blooming in the front garden on which to nectar.

June came early this year, which means we'll have flowers in
early June that usually bloom in July. Tecoma stans is
blooming in the Fiesta bed and Pride of Barbados has
fat buds. I still have P of B seedlings to plant out.

Such a busy time of year, so much heat.

What's June like at your place?


15 comments:

  1. The June garden is always a treat and yours looks wonderful. Love the blues and whites the most.

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  2. The June garden is always a treat and yours looks wonderful. Love the blues and whites the most.

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  3. The June garden is always a treat and yours looks wonderful. Love the blues and whites the most.

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  4. Your upper garden looks so lush and inviting! Ice tea spot?

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  5. tell yours, there are buds on my Strelitzias. Orania? That has a rather burdened history in my country.

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  6. Those Orania Lilies are beautiful and I really like the Lily and Hydrangea mix in the upper garden. Fingers crossed for those Shell Ginger and Strelitzia blooms. Here's hoping they show up this year. Lovely views.

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  7. What is our June like? So hard to tell on day 2, our June varies from year to year. Today is cool and overcast, which is my favorite. Hoping for cool for much longer although it is sure to reach the 90's sooner than later. Your June looks like a warm Summer blanket.

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  8. What is our June like? So hard to tell on day 2, our June varies from year to year. Today is cool and overcast, which is my favorite. Hoping for cool for much longer although it is sure to reach the 90's sooner than later. Your June looks like a warm Summer blanket.

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  9. June is beautiful here this year...your gardens/grounds are so pretty.

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  10. So far June is a lot cooler than May! We got some much needed rain last night. My hydrangeas and butterfly bush are in full bloom, and I'm waiting on the vegetable plants to start blooming.

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  11. Your garden looks delightful in June!! Here ... we are cold and things are a bit wet - not that much fun to garden, but we run out when we see the sun :)

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  12. Your garden looks fantastic! June can be a very nice month as long as it rains and as long as there is a breeeze. July turns wickedly hot, then August becomes the furnace month. Only the bravest garden in August in Texas...which would be me.
    Thanks for the postive ID on that mystery plant at the zoo. I have never seen one before, but now I know they'll grow here. We had a very mild winter with no frost, so that's why it is blooming so well in the photo.
    David/:0)

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  13. Love that first photo! Your hydrangea and lilies are so pretty together.

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  14. The colors in your garden are so beautiful! Love the hydrangeas especially.

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  15. June is starting out pretty normal, but May was like July here.

    I love the lilies and hydrangea. As hot and dry as it was I was surprised that my lilies did quit well.

    I was very impressed by the herb planter.

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