Flowers have bloomed and faded away over the course of June. Early in the month, our wisteria actually bloomed for the second time in sixteen years.
Unfortunately, its flowers were all at the bottom of the plant!
Irises bloomed profusely. They will need to be divided next spring.
This Columbine had been growing wild along the road last year until I rescued it. The town insists on mowing down all the wildflowers which grow beside the road and make walking such a pleasure.
Bachelors buttons and bridal wreath spirea came into bloom at the same time as the irises.
I’m not sure whether chives are grown for their flowers, but I do like them.
Encouraged by the success I had with the two rose bushes I planted in 2015, I splurged and added two more plants this spring:
The purple one is a floribunda and the pink one is a David Austen. It is thrilling to see their first flowers.
Coinciding with the first day of summer, hollyhocks behind the house began to bloom.
The lavender flowers are ready to be harvested and dried.
I love hydrangeas and have several plants. I try to encourage the flowers to turn blue by adding aluminum sulphate to the soil at the base. It appears that this plant needs a little more.
Finally, after all the digging, lifting, planting, watering, and weeding, we can take a break and enjoy the garden.