Saturday, June 15, 2019

What’s Blooming This Month? June 2019

June blooms are everywhere. The air smells like sweet roses, the bees are happy to have a choice of flowers to enjoy and the hydrangeas are just about ready to make their grand entrance. Come along as we tour my Long Island garden this month!
The shade garden off the back patio has completely filled in, mostly thanks to the ‘Guacamole’ and ‘June’ hostas. The pink and red astilbe add a touch of color, and I’m really starting to love the Cercis ‘Whitewater’ (redbud) tree cascading down between the birds.
Just a few more days to go until these Endless Summer hydrangea shrubs are covered with big, colorful blooms.  I’m not particular with the flower color - I like both pink and blue!
The garden in the front yard has really taken off this year. A friend gave me a small Baptisia plant two yearsago and this year it’s looking full, lush and had lots of blooms in early June. Below it, the dainty, chartreuse flowers of Lady’s Mantle cascade over the edge of the garden. Tall pink Astilbe are starting to bloom behind ‘Praying Hands’ hosta and and an oakleaf hydrangea.
My other oak leaf hydrangea (‘Sikes Dwarf’) has just begun to open too. I’m loving its white panicle blooms.
And finally, the shade garden is looking vibrant this year! The bright yellow-green Japanese Forest Grass looks like a giant beanbag in the front of the garden! Astilbe, Hostas and Japanese Painted Ferns fill in the middle of the garden. 

As the temperatures continue to rise over the next month, the pale links and blues will give way to the hot reds, yellows and orange blooms. Be sure to check back to see what’s blooming next!