Photo Friday: June Colors

There are so many colorful things going on around Happy Acres right now I thought I would share some of the images. I’ll start with the color red. The Easy Wave Red Velour petunias are so well named. I’ve got a container planted with this variety in the Wild Garden, and one plant provides a lot of color.

Easy Wave Red Velour petunias

Easy Wave Red Velour petunias

Nearby the petunia some Asclepias tuberosa (aka butterfly weed) is blooming. The orange blossoms are a magnet to butterflies and bees.

orange butterfly weed

orange butterfly weed

A different red is showing up in the form of ripe raspberries.

red raspberries

red raspberries

These purple blossoms are so pretty they could belong to an ornamental plant, but they don’t. Many gardeners will recognize they are blooming potato plants. This is the Purple Majesty variety that also has purple fleshed potatoes.

Purple Majesty potato blooms

Purple Majesty potato blooms

Another edible plant that is pretty enough to be an ornamental is this Red Sails lettuce. The color isn’t as red as the petunias, but it is lovely anyway, as well as being tasty.

Red Sails lettuce

Red Sails lettuce

There’s another another shade of red on our currant bush. The currants aren’t real large, but there are lots of them.

red currants

red currants

Purple is the color of Kolibri kohlrabi. At least the skin is purple, though inside the flesh is white.

Kolibri kohlrabi

Kolibri kohlrabi

Speaking of whte, the astilbes are blooming, their fluffy plumes brightening up the shade garden.

astilbes blooming

astilbes blooming

Also blooming white is the Snow Queen oakleaf hydrangea.

Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea

The big leaves of the Blue Angel hosta are a blue-green color.

Blue Angel hosta

Blue Angel hosta

In the early morning, we have the dew-covered hips on the rugosa rose, which are still green at this point.

rose hip

rose hip

And last but not least we have the yellow flowers of the Cima di Rapa (aka broccoli raab). I let a few plants bloom because they are attractive to pollinators and beneficial insect. I also think they’re pretty.

Cima di Rapa flowering

Cima di Rapa flowering

I hope you enjoyed this look at some of the colors at Happy Acres, and I hope your day is full of color too!

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4 Responses to Photo Friday: June Colors

  1. Daphne says:

    You are ahead of me. My currants haven’t started to turn yet. Or maybe I haven’t looked recently. Though I’m sure my raspberries aren’t close to starting. Though I see everyday as I step out the door. That raspberry red is so pretty though.
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  2. bonnie knox says:

    So many colorful flowers and fruits! I have butterfly weed blooming also. It is one of my favorite perennials.

  3. Susie says:

    Beautiful photos! Oh, those raspberries!!!
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  4. Margaret says:

    I love, love, love the butterfly weed – I am really obsessed with orange flowers lately and just can’t get enough of them!
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