Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day & Foliage Follow-Up June 2017: Everything is Coming Up Roses!

June 2017 Garden

Welcome to my June garden! It’s time for another Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up and as the song says,”Everything is coming up roses!” After a very cool and rainy start to spring, the temperatures are now rising up into the 70’s and 80’s with blooms everywhere. Come along with me and take a look at what is blooming in my Long Island garden!

Itoh Peony Bartella in Perennial Border

The hybrid Itoh Bartella Peony in the perennial border just keeps getting more and more beautiful as the years go by.  They are now in their third season, and I look forward to their gorgeous blooms, which are short lived, but well worth waiting for!

Itoh Peony Bartella 

Let’s get a close up of the beautiful yellow blooms that are 5-6 inches in diameter.

Peony ‘Karl Rosenfield’ and Salvia May Night

Peony ‘Karl Rosenfield’ Double Peony are also blooming in the perennial border with Salvia ‘May Night’ in the foreground. The two reach peak at about the same time every spring.

Peony ‘Karl Rosenfield’

Of course we need a close up of ‘Karl Rosenfield’. I just adore its blooms!


Allium Globemaster

In the western pool garden, Allium ‘Globemaster’ rises above ‘Stella D Oro’ Daylily with their voluminous purple blooms. Behind the Allium is Spirea ‘Limemound’ and Weeping Japanese Maple ‘Red Select’.

Hosta Shadowland Autumn Frost and Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’

Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’ and Hosta make a colorful combination in the back garden.

Pink Double Knock Out Rose

One of my favorite blooms in the garden are the Double Knock Out Roses. They bloom from late spring until the first frost, and have an amazing color and fragrance.

Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Greensleeves

New to the property for its second season is Japanese Kousa Dogwood ‘Greensleeves’. ‘Greensleeves’ is a newer hybrid that is more cold hardy and disease resistant.  It is literally covered in greenish-white blooms for several weeks in late spring and has become a favorite of mine in the garden.

Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Greensleeves‘ Blooms

Here are the star shaped blooms close up.

Red Double Knock Out Rose

I did refer to Ethel Merman’s “Everything is Coming Up Roses” at the beginning of this post. Here’s continuing the theme with Double Red Knock Out Rose!

Knock Out Rose ‘Radrazz’

Here is Knock Out Rose ‘Radrazz’ in all its glory…

 Knock Out Rose ‘Radrazz’ Bloom

with a close up of its blooms.

Kinetic Mobile

There’s always room for a little garden whimsy. I purchased this kinetic spinner in Las Vegas a couple of years back and enjoy watching the blue ball as it mysteriously appears to climb and fall along the spiral.  The optical illusion is very mesmerizing.

Japanese Forest Grass and Leucothoe in Shade Garden

As we continue the tour, you are viewing the back shade garden. Follow the Pennsylvania Bluestone path that passes by the Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass), Leucothoe Axillaris’, and various species of Hosta on the left. 

Hosta Patriot

Hakonechloa Japanese Forest Grass
Shade Garden with Astilbe Peach Blossom (Back)and Caramel Coral Bells (Front)

On the right of the path, is a combination of Hosta, Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’ and Coral Bells ‘Caramel’. As you continue to follow the path into the “secret garden”, you will come to this birdbath, which is backed by a wall of English Ivy.

End of the Garden Path in the Secret Garden

Weeping Japanese Maple Viridis

Now, let’s venture into the front yard. Weeping Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’ now stands at a stately height of eight feet tall…
Skylands Oriental Spruce

and the Golden Skyland’s Oriental Spruce that I planted in 2008 has developed into a mature tree.
Iris pallida Aureo Marginata and Spirea Magic Carpet

Along the southern section of the driveway is  Salvia ‘Magic Carpet’ that was introduced into this bed just last summer, along with Salvia ‘Caradonna’ and Weeping Norway Spruce. Variegated Iris (Iris pallida Aureo Marginata) is brand new this year.

South Driveway: Magic Carpet Spirea and Salvia Caradonna

Iris pallida Aureo Marginata
North Shade Garden
Back around full circle is another shade garden at the western side of the property and as we end the tour, Garden Gal is nestled under the Weeping Pussy Willow Tree near the back patio, with Black Mondo Grass in her planter for a little more whimsy.

Under the Weeping Pussy Willow: Black Mondo Grass in Garden Gal’s Planter

I hope you enjoyed this month’s tour through my garden. Special thanks go out to our hostesses Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and Pam at Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-Up. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral FridaysMacro Monday 2, and Nature Notes at Rambling Woods.  Also check out Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides and Wednesday Around the World.
June 2017 Garden
Wishing you much gardening happiness. Thank you for visiting!


As Always…Happy Gardening!

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