Echinacea and American Painted Lady Butterfly,
one of many butterflies that visit Echinacea in June.
June is the month of Gardenias.
Hydrangea Mariesii Varigata cutting
Daylilies and Mophead Hydrangeas continue in bloom, summer staples.
Oakleaf Hydrangeas have turned pink/tan, white Crape Myrtles
have commenced bloom, colors will follow.
Brugmansias are barely starting to bloom.
I think they look like ballerina skirts.
The fragrance at night is spicy sweet.
Black eyed Susans are just starting as California poppies are waning.
Coming up between my Alternanthera are Melampodium.
They'll need transplanting.
Tithonia plants are about a foot tall in the bed where they were so popular with butterflies last year. This Datura came back from roots in that same bed and is blooming. I've put out other Datura seedlings; they're too young to bloom.
I'm collecting seed for fall planting of Larkspur, Silene and Corn poppies as they ripen. I snipped seed pods off Coreopsis while I was collecting seeds today. It's easy to see why it is called 'Tickseed.'
What's blooming at your place?