In upstate New York, where my zone 5b garden is located (near Johnson City, New York), we were welcomed home with rain, and lots of it.
But also, there were some surprises, some brought to us by plants bought last year and blooming now for the first time. So, welcome to my Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for June, 2015, as gardeners from all over the world gather to show what is blooming in our yards and houses.
My purple echinecea, bought last year on a clearance.
Switching to annuals, my violas are still going strong.
I am always saddened as spring melts into summer, but I have learned to appreciate every minute of the growing season. Most of all, I can appreciate us getting rain, but if I could, I would send it to California. Last night, we had storms and a lot of rain-some locations in our area got up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) of rain. Some neighborhoods had flash flooding, and we have another alert for tonight.
Hard to believe, as the sun is shining.
Visit May Dream Gardens to see what is blooming all over the world.