As promised, this gardening season I’m going to follow each month up with a video of what was blooming in my Zone 6 garden. Since the video is pretty detailed and self explanatory, the blog post is gonna be mostly of my favorite blooms. For Part 1 of the June Garden Tour 2020 we have the backyard cottage garden. You can see how it looked like in Spring this year.
The stars right now in the garden are these Shasta daisies and Crocosmia Lucifer.
The crocosmia totally surprised me this year. I was execting a lackluster show as they didn’t get a single bloom last year from these 2019 Spring planted corms.
They sure made up for it this year. A couple of weeks back a patch of gently swaying larkspur was the main attraction in my 2020 June garden.
Closely followed by these regal angel trumpet lilies. These blooms are exceptionally fragrant as well.
Lots of lilies are blooming in this small cottage garden.
Another surprise plant this year is this winter sown Canterbury Bells. If you don’t have them in your garden please consider adding them as they are one plant that has proven that it is worth every penny you pay for the seed. The blooms last a good 2 weeks and by week 5 they are already on their round 2.
The grocery store mini rose seems to like its spot finally.
Surprise bloom #3, this Louisiana iris that I planted last spring. I had totally forgotten about this guy until he decided to show up one day.
My trusty Endless Summer Hydrangea is back with a big bang.
Though it bloomed last year I don’t think I have shared this Sea Holly with you before.
The pink yarrow too is putting on a great show.
Along with the perennial phlox. And yes, I’m still struggling with cedar rust on my golden delicious apple tree.
We also had our first water lily of the season in the water garden.
And ofcourse more Shasta daisies.
My favorite combination this year has to be the daisy and crosomia. They look so cheerful next to each other.
Hope y’all liked my video, June Garden Tour 2020. What’s blooming in your garden?
Once again you have amazed me with the beauty of your garden. I am solo jealous – LOL!! I do a ton of crafting and am always looking for inspiration. Watercolor painting and hand embroidery are my current favorite crafts and flowers have been my inspiration. I only ready my emails in the morning and am always excited when yours pop up. I have a favor to ask…any chance you could send me a close-up of the crocosmia? I don’t know the Latin names of flowers, but it kind of looks like a trumpet vine or hummingbird bush. Your flowers are just so detailed and brilliant and I get crafty-excited just looking at them. Thank you sooo much for sharing!!
Thank you so much Rachel ! Means a lot to me to hear comments like yours.Sure I can send you a close up. It is definitely not trumpet vine or humming bird bush. It is originally from South Africa. Maybe this link will help in giving more detials? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocosmia . By the way I tried my hand at water coloring but gave up. Was too hard. 😛
Vincy Joseph says
Loved your garden, the serenity of your blooms and adore your green thumb.
hope you guys are staying safe.
Thank you Vincy. Hope y’all are staying safe too.
Marilyn Keating says
Thank you for sharing your garden with us. I love gardening, as you obviously do. Now that I’m 74 I have a really hard time getting down on my knees to do it. This year the few annuals I planted I put in pots, dug a hole & plopped them in. Eventually I want to have ALL perennials.
I have never started plants from seed but would like to try. Can you recommend instructions on how to go about it? What type of area is best to do it in? So happy to see your email show up! I live in Illinois so it gets very cold here in the Winter. Thank you so much for inspiring me!
Thank you so much Marilyn. You are too kind. I’m in awe that you want to try something new (starting flowers from seed) at your age. I’m hoping I have the same energy and spirit as you at that age. I’m lazy to start seed indoors. I grow a lot of tropical plants that I have to bring indoors during winter. So they occupy all the window spots. To start seed, I’ll have to use grow lights etc. Don’t want to bother with that. But a few years back I discovered something called winter sowing and that was a game changer. Here’s my post about it. https://www.whatsurhomestory.com/winter-sowing/