With June, comes hot, hot colors of the summer.
Seedling bi-tone Daylily with Yellow Lantana and Ratibida.
In the distance, orange Daylilies and Kniphofia.
Reverse axis: Bengal Tiger Canna behind Ratibida and
Lantana with the Bi-tone Daylily. Even I marveled at the
stone on the right. When foliage emerges, stones disappear.
Kniphofia and Vitex, summer delights.
Agapanthus not yet in bloom at left; dark red Daylilies are in bloom, Pentas returned from their roots. I loosened the soil and scattered pine cones before scattering Zinnia and Gomphrena seeds. Watering caused the cones to close. They open again when dry.
Someone's blog this week showed a beautiful planter with pine cones as mulch to deter squirrels. I scattered pine cones to discourage the cat digging, followed by more digging by the dog. It worked in the cabbage patch last fall.
Shrimp Plant, back from roots. White Shrimp also returned.
I am finding more tropicals as the weather warms. There is a new leaf on my Bird of Paradise Strelitzia species that I gave up on. Tecoma stans has yellow bells open! More Brugmansias are starting to make a Y at stem end, signifying that we should see buds soon.
Yellow Daylilies and Black Eyed Susans, June sunshine.
Next post I plan to show the cool colors that make June pretty.