Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Bloom Day

This is June Bloom Day.  If you aren't familiar this is where garden blogger's post what is blooming in there garden on the 15th of each month.  Then they post it on May Dreams Garden where you can see gardens all around the world.
If you don't my blog, here is a quick synopsis.  
  • I live on 15 acres, which I intend to garden the whole thing.
  • I have been gardening for 2 1/2 years and 99% of the plants you are seeing were not here besides Magnolia, beauty berry, grandfather whiskers.
  • It will be called the Gardens of October (one day).  I liked it because I liked the month but now I realized that is when it's truly good to be seen.

The lily field.  I am gonna call this part of the garden Aunt Agnes' Lily field.

Yes, it's weedy.  There are also wildflowers planted here.

I have discovered some are daylilies and some are regular lilies.

Tulip Trees

I have been working on a six foot peacock topiary with a twenty foot long tail.  This one is not the best picture.  The one yesterday is better so I will post it.

This one is a better one.  I have started putting in coconut liner.
Confederate Jasmine is blooming.  I put in morning glory to fill it in, until the confederate jasmine fills in.

The tail is 70 percent done.  I have to do an outline with Mexican Heather.  This year I used annuals until I figure out what I went in permanent.




The tail
Wildflower area that reseeds ever year.  It usually takes a bit.

Some are starting

Sulphur Cosmos.  It usually blooms in October.

While I was shooting the area, I saw this butterfly.  I have no idea what it is, but I looked it up.  It looks like a pipevine swallowtail.  I found an image that looks like it.   Click Here.
The peacock is huge.

Cashmere Bouquet

Beauty berry is starting to bloom.

Endless summer hydragangeas
Side Bed

Blue Girl


Back Rose Garden

The elephant in the room is the pool liner is being replaced.  So I am avoiding the pictures of the pool.

Mexican Heather

With over 100 roses, I won't take a pictures of each rose but some of the prettier ones blooming now.  This is Green Ice.
Black Bacarra

Peach Drift


Summer snow

Don't remember

Blue Girl

New Year



Back end of the rose garden

Mums blooming despite me.

Double Delight


Angel Winged Begonia.
Mystic Dahlia



Memphis Music

Not sure what it is but my mother said this is call Grandpa Whiskers


Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I really enjoyed seeing your much you have done in a short time....and so many hydrangeas and roses which are not blooming but one or 2 of my the lily field and the name you are going to give your gardens.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Wow! You have a big garden! Love your roses! And all the other flowers. Your peacock project is very exciting!

_emily_rose said...

You are doing such a good job, 15 acres is such a big space! I absolutely love your peacock. You have done such a great job with it, and you can really see how it will look when the plants start to fill in!

Jean Campbell said...

I think your 'grandpa's whiskers' plant may be Itea. Does it lose its leaves in winter?

Jean Campbell said...

I hope that you are planting and weeding and just too busy to post. When you missed Wordless Wednesday I commenced to worry.

Looking back at this time last year, you were discouraged from all the busy work. You had Cody to help then. Is he available this year?

Violet Muse said...

I am bowled over by your determination!I am dying to know where you purchased your beautiful statues???? (I hope that is not an improper question to ask on this forum) Cheers to you and congratulations on all your hard work!!!
Dee Dee from Middle Georgia

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. At Nell, I have ebbs and flows...I was ill with vertigo this past week. Why I wasn't quite sure but I think it might have had to do with my not taking Mucinex any more. The pollen has been so bad these past few months and lightened up. Anyway, the room kept spinning most of the week. Better now. The Itea I do believe loses its whiskers during the winter. Can't be positive however.