Friday, June 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day June 2018 - #SkywatchFriday

On the 15th of each month, I join up with other bloggers who show what is blooming in their house or yard. And, every Friday, I participate in #SkywatchFriday.  Today, I link up with both.

My garden did not cooperate this month with Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. While I waited for the calendar to change from May 15 to June 15, my perennials decided to sneak bloom on me.    Alas, gone are my irises, and my rhododendrons.
But my pink wild roses waited for today, just starting to open in my zone 5b garden near Binghamton, New York. 
My columbine, so beloved of hummingbirds, is nearly spent, but they had a fantastic season.
My yellow bleeding hearts, always reliable, are blooming throughout my back yard.

Otherwise, I have mostly annuals  to show you today, such as this ivy geranium basket.

I love petunias more and more each year.  This one is white with a green fringe.
Here are those petunias in a planter with black and yellow petunias.
Even more petunias.
Did I mention I love petunias?

How I wish these were really blue.  They are purple.

Inside my house, I still have a moth orchid in bloom.

For SkywatchFriday, I took this picture on June 13.  This was part of a larger storm system that triggered a tornado about an hour and a half drive from where I live, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Those clouds at the bottom really looked like little dots.  How strange they looked.

I  thanking, once again, Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and Yogi for hosting #SkywatchFriday. 

Happy Friday!


  1. I have basket envy, yours looks so beautiful. I resisted buying plants for baskets this year in an attempt to save money for more permanent plants to go in the garden.

  2. I love Petunias, too, but they don't grow well for me. Beautiful Orchid! Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  3. I have one rose blooming and not much else. Strange year this is.

  4. I grew up in Upstate New York (near Rochester). It's fun to see whats blooming there this time of year.

  5. What a lovely collection of petunias it seems spring time in your garden ...our petunia blooms in springtime which was 4 months earlier.

  6. Wow ... such strange clouds, indeed. Beautiful and haunting but as yet the potential unknowable.

  7. I think I need to see a panoramic view of the grounds of your house, just seeing pieces of it I imagine the setting is gorgeous.

  8. What a wonderful garden. We just got home from a week-long trip to visit my family, and I found some blooms on some of my flowers. I only have a few, and they cannot compare with yours! Thank you for sharing.
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  9. A beautiful assortment of plants in bloom, and great photos!

  10. Everything's so lovely and blooming.


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