Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day--June 2009

It's been HOT, HOT, HOT around here lately. Okay, maybe WARM, WARM, WARM is more accurate. This is Seattle after all. We did reach 90 degrees--one day only. Mostly we've been in the 70s and even crossing over into the 80s. This is the warmest, sunniest, driest June since we moved here.  Last year at this time Wing Nut was frantically trying to keep our tomatoes warm. This year our tomatoes don't look like freakin' elves... uhm... they just haven't made it into the ground yet.  But since I haven't done a GBBD post since November, I figured the tomatoes could wait one more day.

On the patio:

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Mimulus

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Lantana

In the shade garden:

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Begonia

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Oxalis

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Geranium

On the hillside:

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Lamium 

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Coreopsis

And one last flower. This is from the potager. Any guesses?

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It's the 'Brazilian Rainbow' pepper.

For more GBBD posts visit Carol over at May Dreams Garden.

19 comments:

Janet said...

Wow, what a nice collection of orange blooms! Your Lamium blooms are really full and pretty. Looking forward to seeing the pepper's fruit.

Daphne said...

So your the ones that have stolen our sun for the year. I've forgotten what the sun looks like. It comes out so rarely. Your flowers look beautiful.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Love your blooms Wenches ! BUT you can keep the heat ? LOL
We (Ontario)are trying to catch up with all of you gardeners with so many pretty flowers : )

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It has been hot here. At least to us Seattle people it's hot. I do remember how cold and wet last June was.
I love the coreopsis. The pink ones are so pretty!

Dave said...

Nice blooms! I wish I could say it's been in the 70's. 80's on up around here, forecast for 90's tomorrow again!

our friend Ben said...

Gorgeous! And glad you all are getting some sun. You deserve it! Like Daphne, I feel like we've had about three sunny days in the past three months. But on the plus side, at least I haven't had to water!!!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It has been hot in your area. We have yet to hit 90 this year, which is really odd when compared with the so-called "cool Pacific Northwest." I love, love, love your variegated Geranium. Is that a macrorrhizum? Your Coreopsis is such a fantastic color, I have a feeling that it is 'Limerock Ruby,' the one that isn't hardy in my garden.
BTW - the dark foliaged plant I showed with the Hellebore is the drool-worthy Corylus contorta 'Red Majestic' which I first saw on Nan Ondra's blog.

Curmudgeon said...

Hi Janet! Yes, we ended up with quite a bit of orange this year on the patio. As for the lamium, this is the first year it has put on such a show.

Hey Daphne! We've now gone 27 days without any precipitation. And the next 5 days are looking like more sun and no rain. Guess we're not ready to give back the sun yet!

Hi GardenJoy! 80s is some serious heat for these parts.

Hi Catherine. Hopefully all this sunshine and heat will give us a good tomato year. And maybe even squash!

Hey Dave! One day of 90 was enough, thank you. We're pretty wimpy about both extreme heat and cold here.

Howdy OFB! We are trying to make the most of the sunshine--even if it means lots of watering.

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossmos 'n roots said...

Just beautiful! I especially like the Lantana- I'm so sad that my seeds never germinated! We've had a beautiful spring as well, lately it's been more of a 'lettuce and pea' weather, however. Okay by me, it means we'll have peas a little longer.

Grace Peterson said...

I know what you mean about the weather. Baring any more oddities we should have a bumper year of tomatoes. The weather has been fairly friendly to the south of you (Oregon) where I live. Not like last year when my sister in Baker City had snow in June. What a difference a year can make. Gorgeous flowers.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Very nice blooms. so vibrant--all that orange. The pepper blooms are really pretty too.

Curmudgeon said...

Hi MMD! isn't that geranium sweet? Yes, it's a macrorrhizum. Wing Nut says it's 'Margaret Wilson'. When I looked online all the pics I found looked very chartreuse-y. It is not at all chartreuse. And yes, the coreopsis is 'Limerock Red'. Thanks for the plant ID! That 'Red Majestic' is most definitely drool-worthy!

Hi Tessa! Yes, the lettuces and peas are definitely taking over. I just pulled my first baby carrot this morning. Woohoo!

Hi Grace! I say bring on that sunshine. And a few more days in the 80s wouldn't hurt either.

Thanks Kanak! Hopefully we'll get some hot peppers this year if the weather stays warm. It's hard to grow the really hot ones here.

JGH said...

Oh, I'd forgotten how pretty lamium is. I used to have some --now I really miss it. Everything looks beautiful here.

Curmudgeon said...

Thanks JGH! That's lamium 'Purple Dragon'. It has the largest flowers! We also have 'White Nancy' but it isn't as showy.

Cathy said...

The name of your blog has me screaming out loud laughing! I LOVE IT!

I always tell my husband I think I lived in England as a bar wench in a prior life!

Love your blog.

Cathy

Curmudgeon said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a comment.

A Cuban In London said...

I like your Brazilian :-). Seriously now, what a beautiful display of images from your garden. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Matron said...

Those are some wonderul colours! we've had hot weather here too, up in the high 80s this week. Enjoy your garden! and love to Diva Dog xxx

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

oooooh! My favorite is the happy coreopsis! Such a sunmer face greeting us! Thank you for sharing!