Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - June

So, it's that time once again… I still can't believe it is June let alone it being mid way through!

It's time for some of my favourite June blooms… I'll try to keep it short!

First I'll have to start with Astrantia, I have Roma, Rosea and another, which I cannot remember - it isn't quite in bloom yet, but it's a whitish pink one.



Of course, then there's also the wonderful Clematis Marjorie…


Moving onto the Salvias bought in May… I love their purple, I do also have some I grew myself, some pinks but they haven't yet flowered…



And finally Geranium 'wargrave pink', fantastic ground cover, fantastically long flowering period and the Bees love it.



It's the large one in the background nearest the gate…


Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens

28 comments:

Esther Montgomery said...

I'm so caught by the top photo, I can't concentrate on the others. It's wonderful.

Esther

Carol said...

I love your macro shots Liz!! Gorgeous!

Su Harris said...

I love that clematis marjorie, such a delicate colour.

Su

Kimberly said...

Hey, Liz! Your June garden is beautiful, and your photography should be for sale! Those macro shots are sincerely fantastic!!

joco said...

Hiya Liz,

That astrantia picture is something else! Amazing.
C.'Marjorie' is an acquired taste. I never quite took to her. But it probably fits nicely into your colour scheme.
The G."Wargrave pink" is lovely and so is its portrait.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I still love your Astrantias. Photographed up close, each flower looks like a cluster of exploding fireworks...they're so beautiful.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Hi Liz thankyou so much for visiting to see my blooms. I see we picked some similar blooms too! That little clematis looks so beautiful - I really hope some of mine flower this year as the winter took their toll on them and I've just thankfully got some new shoots.

I love your style of photograpy.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful photos of your blooms.

patientgardener said...

I do like your Clematis - very pretty

Autumn Belle said...

The blooms are so sweet and pretty. I love their colours. The lighting on the photos is just perfect.

ShySongbird said...

Really lovely photos, Liz! I particularly like the one of the Astrantia...beautiful!

Rose said...

You have such beautiful photos, Liz. I've never tried growing astrantia, but that first photo is so stunning that it makes me want to go out and find this plant.

I enjoyed seeing all the blooms in your garden, but I especially enjoyed finally coming to visit you, Liz. I've seen your comments on Cheryl's posts so often that I don't know why I've never stopped by before. Nice to meet you!

Priscilla said...

I came across your blog at Blotanical but have a little trouble finding your plot. I think they're working on the directory! You have a lovely garden and awesome photography. I love your style of photography as well, I wish I knew more about cameras! I'm a Graphic Designer so I use Photoshop to blur out certain images but still learning about it. Please visit my mountain garden when you have a chance, thanks!

Garden People said...

Those macro photos make the petals and flower head look really spetacular - great stuff! :)

Sylvana said...

Ooo! I really like the Clematis Marjorie.

Liz said...

Hi Esther,

Haha, I’m glad you like the Astrantia! Such a wonderful flower and if you chop them they’ll give you a second show later… A must have in my opinion for any garden.

Liz said...

Hi Carol,

Thank you very much, thrilled you like the macro!

Liz said...

Hi Su,

I will convert everyone to loving Clematis Marjorie, even if it’s the only mark I make on the world! Ha ha ha!
And now back to reality… It really is understated, and I look forward to the next few years as it matures and covers my fence.

Liz said...

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks, glad you like the photos :)

No sales from me, been there, tried that, gave up and prefer to keep it a hobby…

Liz said...

Hi Joco,

Thanks for visiting my blog, it’s much appreciated!
My garden is predominantly, purples, blues and pinks, so her creamy white with a hint of pink fits in very well.

Liz said...

Hi CV,

If you don’t have Astrantia in your garden I would really advise they’re a great buy! They flower for a good long while, the Bees love them and you can get a second flush later on if you chop them. Oh and of course they are great in vases – both fresh and dried. I have some in a small vase with Roses at the moment :)

Liz said...

Hi Rosie,

Glad to hear your Clematises have survived and are showing signs of life! My Clematis seem to have been fine, I have some young plants in pots which I kept near the house for protection. I think next year they will need planting somewhere.

Liz said...

Hi Gardening in a Sandbox,

Thank you, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Liz said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks, glad you like the Clematis. Perhaps if I flog the photos enough people will also fall in love ;)

Liz said...

Hi Autumn Belle,

Thanks for visiting my blog, glad you like the photos!

Liz said...

Hi Jan,

Thank you :) Astrantia is great, you must get some in your garden if you haven’t already!

Gloria, Dakota Garden said...

Your Clematis Majorie is beautiful - I think I am convert! Now, I wonder if it will grow in my zone 4 garden :)

perennialgardener said...

You have some beautiful blooms this Bloom Day. I love that Astrantia, I've been meaning to add one or two of those to my perennial beds. :)