I’m a couple of days late for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a long running meme started by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, but I still want to share some photos of what’s blooming around Happy Acres in mid-June.
This Gloriosa daisy is a favorite of many pollinators. We set out a few plants in the slope garden in 2008, and we’ve had daisies popping up ever since!
Inside the greenhouse I’ve got this Dwarf Singapore pink plumeria blooming. It’s the first of my small plumeria collection (4 plants) to reach the blooming stage. I’ve loved the sight and smell of plumerias ever since I visited Hawaii and saw the huge, fragrant ones they grow there.
This white Echinacea in the slope garden is also visited often by pollinators and butterflies.
Here’s a more familiar Echinacea color, with a bumblebee admirer.
The pink yarrow is a dependable bloomer for us, and the deer don’t bother it either.
In the vegetable garden, the blossoms on this Purple Queen green bean are very ornamental, but the beans are beautiful and tasty as well.
This Stokes’ Aster flower is just starting to open up, and already a bee is checking it out.
This frittilary butterfly was checking out all the coneflowers.
The Blue Angel hosta is blooming in the shade garden. This is one that has so far escaped the nibbling deer. I love the way it looks in the dappled light, growing at the base of the giant mulberry tree.
And finally, this little yellow flower in the greenhouse is attached to a cucumber. Its salad days are surely ahead of it!