Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 2014, Garden Bloggers' Bloomday...

I went out to photograph for this post planning to get just a few floral highlights, you know...to keep it simple. The next thing I knew I was cataloging, trying to capture each and every flower in the garden. I missed a few but here's most of what's blooming here in my NE Portland garden in June. If you want to see what blooms other bloggers are sharing from their gardens, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, our hostess.

Alchemilla mollis, yes mostly blurry but right there in the center are a couple of in-focus flowers...

Brachyglottis greyi, this was my favorite plant in the garden last week, despite those silly flowers.

Canna, short and with no I.D., let's just call it grocery store canna...

Callistemon viridiflorus, just about finished blooming but it kept a couple for bloomday.

All three of my Callistemon ‘Woodlander's Hardy Red’survived last winter, although all had varying degrees of damage. This one's just getting started with the blooms.

This one is a little further along.

Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’

Cerenthe major 'purpurescens'

Curculigo crassifolia JSM

Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg'

Echium russicum is just about done with the show.

As is this tiny Echium wildpretii. Just purchased this spring it decided to bloom, I wanted it to stick around and get that nice big rosette of silver foliage, ah well...

Eryngium alpinum

Eryngium giganteum, not so "giganteum" since it too decided to bloom shorty after purchase.

A new eryngium, who's name I can't remember.

Euprhorbia 'Excalibur'

Genista aetnensis

Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'...yay! It lived through the winter and there are a ton of blooms getting ready to open.

Grevillea 'Superb', this is one I brought back from The Ruth Bancroft Garden last summer. This bloom has been open for a little over a week.

This one is just getting started.

Also from The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' looking like it's thinking about blooming as well...

Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)

The last Magnolia macrophylla bloom of the year...

Opuntia santa-rita, not quite in time for bloomday but what the heck...

Paris polyphylla - Heronswood form

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock'

My first Sarracenia flower, one of a pair.

Here's the other...

Saxifraga x longifolia

Sedum 'Vera Jamison' with the spent blooms of Parahebe perfoliata...

Syneilesis aconitifolia

Verbascum olympicum

There are 17 yucca bloom spikes in the front garden, oh what a show it will be when they open! Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'...

And plain old Yucca filamentosa.

Finally, did you know daylillys make great cut flowers? I accidentally broke this stem of an inherited (NOID) plant last week and it's been going strong and blooming away non-stop...Happy June Blooms to you!

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40 comments:

  1. i always know when I come to your garden I will see the most exquisite flowers. My mouth is agape as I scroll through your June flowerscape. GORGEOUS.

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    1. Thank you, so so so wish you were going to be here in July for the Fling!

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  2. Wow, you have so many! I struggled a bit to find a relatively big selection of what's currently in bloom in our garden but then again it's mainly a foliage garden. Also shows how advanced the season is there as some of what's in bloom in your garden are still yet to do so here. The day lily makes a lovely cut flower for the home. I do wonder though if it will still last for only a day if kept in a vase. Keep us updated! :)

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    1. Indeed, each bloom has opened in the morning and closed at night. One day when I was late to pull the spent bloom it "deadheaded" itself!

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  3. Looks like the Danger garden is ramping up nicely for the traveling dignitaries next month !

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    1. Oh Kathy, you make me nervous!

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  4. I tend to fall into cataloger mode each Bloom Day as well. Your photos, as usual, offer a more extraordinary range of blooms - what I wouldn't give to grow Paris polyphylla or that Peltoboykinia watanabei! Funny you cut some daylilies for the house - I keep thinking about doing just that. Happy GBBD, Loree!

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    1. Didn't cut, accidentally broke the stem when reaching to weed a particularly ugly bit of oxalis. But now I know I can cut successfully!

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  5. Occasionally I think about how much easier it would be to post a simple GBBD post, but then I really do consider it an opportunity to catalog everything. Grevillea flowers are so cool.

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    1. Aren't they? I'm beyond thrilled that I managed to keep both of them alive over winter, especially since they aren't supposed to be good container plants.

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  6. June is beautiful in your garden! It was definitely an ouu, ahhh, wow,...ouuu, gasp! Thank you for the visual treat!

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  7. I'm quite envious of your grevilleas and callistemons, but at least I can enjoy them vicariously here. So many great flowers!

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    1. You don't need those grevilleas as they would just be ore overwintering headaches for you. But the callistemons...YOU need a couple of those.

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    2. HA! I don't "need" any of the plants I have. That's never stopped me. Still, maybe I can wait until I have a greenhouse to start my tender Proteaceae collection.

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  8. You've given me a whole new list of plants to lust after. Grevilla, echium and Callistemon. But which Portland do you live in? Which coast? I'm thinking maybe not the East coast.

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    1. Ha! Sorry about that, yes Portland, Oregon. West coast.

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  9. All so pretty! I especially like Callistemon viridiflorus, with its green flowers... Every time I see yours I remind myself I should get one! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures!

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    1. Renee I wish I would have gotten around to taking a photo when that callistemon was in full glorious bloom. It was wonderful! You need one.

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  10. well, for the girl who is not so much about blooms, my goodness, do you have a gorgeous show of color going on in your gardens currently. :) :) I'm so bummed that I'll likely miss the fling and with that, your garden tour. I was really looking forward to that. Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Jenni why no Fling? And of course you're welcome to visit my garden anytime.

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  11. Hi Loree, what a fantastic range of plants you can grow. Some are familiar, happily growing here in England, others very exotic! I am totally smitten by the Grevilleas and Sarracenia. I shall have to have a go at cutting day lilies, we have a ton of them in the garden. It can spare a few.

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    1. I'm sitting right next to my daylilys in the vase typing and eating my breakfast. It's the first time there haven't been any flowers open since bringing them in. There are 2 nice fat buds about to burst though.

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  12. My eryngium gigantea are similarly not gigantic. And 17 yucca spikes?!? WOW.

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    1. I know, and I'm thankful they weren't blooming when the hail and torrential downpour hit earlier today. Hope yours is still standing.

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  13. Ohhh, so many awesome blooms! Do you think those yucca blooms will last for the fling? Well, I bet it will be surprising all the different folliage and blooms you will have.

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    1. A girl can hope. It's all in what the weather decides to do...

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  14. Sarracenia flowers are some of my favorite!

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    1. Aren't they just crazy? Like space ships!

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  15. Wow, all those Yucca blooms will indeed be incredible! I'm glad you shared all the blooms and didn't simplify! ;-) It's really hard to pick a favorite, and I know it's not necessary, but the Brachyglottis and the Echium really caught my eye. Fabulous, all of them!

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    1. I usually play the favorites game too when reading other peoples posts. It's hard not to.

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  16. I have given up on Grevilleas, much as I love them. What I want to know is: what is that black foliage with the G. 'Superb'? The Paris polyphylla is the other thing that rings my bell. Source, please?

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    1. The black foliage is actually just super dark green, a trick of the camera I think. It's Pseudopanax x 'Sabre' - not hardy it's in a container. That Paris came from Cistus (it's hardy!) and I think they have the Pseudopanax too!

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  17. Loree, your flowers are lovely and exotic. I can't wait for Garden Bloggers Fling.~~Dee

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    1. Thank you Dee, after today (wind, rain, hail) I just hope there are a few left for the Fling!

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  18. Wow, What a gorgeous garden you have! Love everything you've posted and thank you for sharing!

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  19. Sweet flowers all! They don't look dangerous at all. The blooms of your Curculigo crassifolia are sure in an interesting place! Fun.

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  20. Wow, so many interesting blooms--a lot of these plants I'm not familiar with. I do know Eryginium, though, and am envious of those beautiful blooms, as I haven't had much luck with them here. Looking forward to seeing all the diverse plantings in Portland in just a few weeks!

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  21. AlyinVancouverJune 23, 2014

    I love to visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden when I make my annual trip down to see family there. When you purchased the plants there did you drive back or fly back? I wonder if I could wrap up a plant and bring it home with me on the plane. Have you been to the Markham garden in Concord? Check it out next time you are down there. http://markhamarboretum.org/page16.html

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    1. Hi Aly, we flew back but I had friends driving and they kindly took my plants with them. I have flown with plants many times though and I'm sure you could do it. I've not heard of the Markham garden but I will definitely check it out, thanks!

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