June is such a full month, isn't it? I'm just going to jump in and share some pictures from today.
Rose of Sharon, Blue Bird (Hibiscus syriacus)...although I removed almost all of the Rose of Sharons in my yard, I saved this one (it would be hard to get it out plus, I like the color) and a double one.
An Orienpet, Silk Road:
Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine' blooming at least two weeks later than everyone else's around here...I suppose that's what you get when you plant it in less than full sun...
The seed pods of the hardy cyclamen I showed you a couple weeks ago have opened...and the cyclamen are finally deciding to go dormant.
One of my favorite summer perennials, Helenium 'Mardi Gras'...it just looks like a party going on to me...and never fails to cheer me.
A reseeding annual (an understatement if you have this!), Balsam or Touch Me Not...
Another view inside a Magnolia Grandiflora bloom, courtesy of my hanging branch...today I got there before all the pollinators and after I took this picture, I cut it and brought it inside. They only last a day...and the fragrance is light, sweet and oh so pleasant.
The daisies are blooming away
A Summer Daffodil or Peruvian Daffodil, Hymenocallis festalis:
Okay, even though I have hundreds (not kidding) of daylily photos to share (I have to organize them first...and who has that time in the marvelous month of June, I ask??!)...I'm going out on a bit of a limb and am going to show you where some of my daylilies grow. I'm not a big weeder, so no comments on those, and yes, I could use hardscaping (slowly, but surely I am working on that)...but, hey, is a garden ever done?? Is there ever a time when all the chores are done (not here)? So, I ask you to ignore the imperfections....here we go...
If you were standing in front of my home, this is what you'd see on the left side of the front yard.
Other than my seedlings, there isn't an area that just has daylilies. There are always lots of other things mixed in with them. If you look at the back of the above picture, you can just see my fence. Here's what's in front of the fence.
That's my neighbors' home on the left. I am so lucky to have neighbors who appreciate the flowers and are just the nicest people. On the right side of the circle...
The middle or back
Looking across on the upper right side
This is a tiny sliver of a look on the other side of my front yard (garden is all over)...my other neighbors are also very nice, but have a dog that likes mulch, so the fencing and all is well...
We're kinda skipping around, but you can at least see some things. We're in the backyard now.
That's all for now. Wait until you see some of these daylilies up close! Some were having quite the day, today, and I can hardly wait to show you...but, I have to do some other things....I still have about four gardens to show you that I've seen...who knows when I'll get to that...maybe winter??!...and I'm off tomorrow to tour two daylily gardens that will be open. Are you ready for July?? It's almost here...is it just me, or is this summer just rushing by?