Thursday, June 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2017

It seems like only yesterday since I last posted for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a monthly meme taking place on the 15th of each month.

Here in upstate New York, we were part of an extensive heat wave.   Fortunately it didn't last as long for us as it did for some others.
I thought my pansies would burn up in the heat wave that just ended, but they are still here.

So, what else is blooming?
Right now, I have so many annuals blooming in my zone 5b front yard near Binghamton, New York that I decided to make a collage.
Here's  a flower that didn't make it into the collage - a Sweet William.

But not much is happening with my perennials.  At this time of year, I have a gap in the action.  I need to think about buying something that will help fill that gap.  This is what I can show you.

Heuchera.
A wild rose sprung up several years ago on the side of my house, entangled with a couple of my lilac bushes.

In the back, plenty of Yellow corydalis, also known as yellow bleeding heart.
Inside my house, I still have a couple of orchids blooming - this one white.

And pink.

Once again I thank Carol at May Dream Gardens in Indiana, who hosts this monthly event.  Please, now that you have visited my blog, visit other participants and see what is blooming all over the world.  At this time more than ever, in between tragedies in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere, we need to know that there is beauty in the world.

18 comments:

  1. One garden is enough for me, Alana....

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    1. As long as you visit mine each 15th of the month!

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  2. Lovely plants. When I went out this morning I saw the first daylily opening. The best is yet to come.

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    1. We have daylily buds! Any time now. Thanks for stopping by, Denise.

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  3. Love all the pink colors!
    Your link over at May Dreams Gardens is not working. You need to link up again
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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    1. Lea, thank you. I was a bit under the weather and didn't come back to look at comments until just now (Saturday) so I don't know if anyone will come visit. But, again, thank you for letting me know.

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  4. Alana,

    My belated MIL loved Sweet Williams. I planted some years ago and I'd like some more but our soil is so horrible. It's so difficult to grow anything in this awful hard, red clay! *sigh* Love your flowers! Maybe next spring I can prepare ahead to have a nice flower garden again.

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    1. I remember red clay from a couple of places I lived. It's difficult to improve but can be done - but it is a LOT of work. I hope you have the time next spring, Cathy.

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  5. You're right, Alana. Even during the worst of times, nature comes to remind us that there are things to be grateful for, in this world. Love the beautiful blooms you've shared here. My personal favourites are the Orchids here. Have a lovely day!

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  6. I love looking at flowers and gardens as unfortunately I don't have a green thumb. Beautiful photos to start my day. Thank you.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. We all have our talents, Sue, and I enjoy this meme because anybody of any skill level (short of people posting pictures of plastic flowers from the dollar store) is welcome.

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  7. Yes, it is good to rest our eyes on the beauty of nature... inbetween all the horrible things happening. Gorgeous flowers, - made me smile:-) Thanks:-)

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    1. My pleasure, Eli. I'm happy I made you smile.

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  8. Wow, it does seem like you just did this post for May. Has it been a month already?

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    1. Yes, time is going way too quickly.

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  9. I love the "face" on that pansy! Don't you think some of them show real personality? I think the heat wave was short enough that it didn't fry plants. It did bring several of mine into full bloom, though! For color this time of year, try some Nepeta, or some late-blooming bulbs like Allium or Dutch Iris. I love the orchids, and isn't it great that they have such a long bloom period? Have a great weekend, Alana!

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    1. Have a great weekend too, Kimberly. I spent some time looking at Dutch Iris (thank you for your suggestions). My husband doesn't like ornamental alliums that much and I really don't know why. They are so easy to grow.

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