Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bloom Day, June 2011

The 15th of June has rolled around and it is time to celebrate another Bloom Day! Sluggish low pressure systems have lately delivered plenty of rain to the portions of the southern Green Mountains, Pioneer Valley, Capital District of New York state, and Berkshires where a good many of us at Storey hang our hats. And while that has surely given all our flowering greens plenty to drink we're all looking forward to bit more sunshine as summer draws near.

First up are some flowers in Alex Lisser's yard in North A
dams, MA:

Don Juan Climbing Roses

Don Juan Climbing Roses



Asian Lilies

Scallions, Parsley and Beets

Bachelor's Buttons

Daisy with a little guest

Readers can assist Alex by identifying this flower
in the comment section following this post...

The following batch of Bloom Day photos were sent by MaryAnn Nobben of Norway, where at this time of year there is enough sunlight to read by at Midnight:

Globe flower (trollius europaeus) and wild violets

Globe flower (trollius europaeus)


Moorland Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza Maculata)

Arctic Raspberry (Rubus Arcticus) and wild violets

Arctic Raspberry (Rubus Arcticus)

Next up is Storey editor and author of the forthcoming work The Knitter's Life List, Gwen Steege:


Gas Plant

Mock Orange




Climbing Hydrangea

Foxgloves and Salvia

Here is Maryellen Mahoney and her Shaftsbury, VT garden:

White Peony

Yellow Bearded Iris

Siberian Iris


Last of the Bleeding Hearts

Lady's Mantle

And finally from Melanie Jolicoeur's Plainfield garden:


Mountain Bluets

Perennial Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

and Iris

Be sure to tell us what's blooming in your area in the comments below, and to see more Bloom Day action visit May Dreams Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

-Doug Riggs


The Sage Butterfly said...

I have never seen the globe flower...very nice...I love the shape of the bloom. All your blooms are very nice!

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

That Don Juan Climbing Rose is Amazing! Love it!
Happy GBBD!

Liza said...

Oh, how I miss Peonies! Thanks for sharing your blooms!

Larry said...

Enjoyed the variety in your post! L

greggo said...

Don Juan is hard to beat.

Linda said...

The last flower on the Alex's yard is the antirrhinum or commonly known as snapdragons.