Monday, June 15, 2015

What's Blooming in June?

The early spring pastels are starting to be replaced by richer yellows, deep purples and warm pinks. Summer is nearly here on Long Island, NY (zone 7b).  Here's a look at some of the things blooming in my garden this month:

The pink Astilbe is the show stopper in this garden bed, but the yellow Evening Primrose seem quite content to be sandwiched amongst the pink plumes.

Endless Summer Hydrangea are nearly in full bloom. These are the mop-head style hydrangeas and will alter their color based on the pH of the soil - pink blooms in alkaline and blue blooms in acidic. 

A few of the hostas are starting to bloom. I love how this variety has the flowering stems floating just above the stems.

It took a few years to establish, but now the Foxglove (Digitalis) is ready to bloom! It's a welcome addition to this shady spot in my garden.

The flowers in my new, full sun, cutting garden are starting to bloom - Erygnium (Sea Holly, above), Snapdragon and Digiplexis (below, respectively).

Along the sidewalk, the Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' (daylily) is making a lovely border above the stones. Daisy, Yarrow and Salvia fill in behind.

And over in the shade garden, the ferns, hostas, solomon seal and astilble are blending together beautifully in form and texture. 

June is really a special time in the garden - so many things blooming week to week. Keep up with me on Instagram and Facebook to continue to see what's blooming and making me smile these days!

Leave a comment below, then head on over to May Dreams Gardens blog for a look at what's blooming around the country today. 


  1. This is the first I've heard of digiplexis. I did some research and, apparently, it is not hardy in my part of upstate New York. Alas. It was stunning.

    1. Hi Alana! This is Digiplexis 'Berry Canary' - its a cross between Digitalis and Isoplexis (a Digitalis relative from the Canary Islands). This variety is cold hardy only up to zone 7. It really is beautiful, isn't it??

  2. Beautiful! My astilbe are just forming buds now--maybe they'll be blooming by this time next month. (I'm in zone 5b.) I like your shade garden textures and leaf colors. Happy Bloom Day!

    1. Thanks Linnae! I think its the textures and color hues that make a shade garden really stand out. Thanks for visiting!

  3. All beautiful pics you have shared, thank you!
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