June 2009 Gardens

Foundation Planting

Florence Nichols peony. June 1. I am now battling mildew on this plant due to all the rain we've had.

Close up of Nepeta x faassenii Blue Wonder (catmint).

Campanula Kent Belle and Nepeta x faassenii Blue Wonder. June 22.

Front of this garden. Stachys (lamb's ears) byzantina Helen von Stein, Festuca glauca Elijah Blue (fescue grass), Geranium Johnson's Blue, Ernygium Planum (sea holly (behind the geranium). June 22.

Front of the garden far right. Geraniun Johnson's Blue, Heuchera (coral bells) Frosted Velvet, Holly bush.

Lavandula (lavender) Hidecote

Distance shot, June 22.

Cottage Garden

Centranthus ruber (Jupiter's Beard). June 22.

Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold (yarrow) and Salvia × sylvestris (sage) May Night.

Close up of Achilea filipendulina Coronation Gold (yarrow). June 22.

Nemesia. Annual up here. June 22.

Geranium cinereum Ballerina. June 22.

Salvia. I can't find the tag but this is an annual sage in this zone. June 22.


Salvia buchananii. The foliage is quite glossy which is unusual for a sallvia. Not hardy in this zone.  June 22.

Agastache Pink Panther, flattened by rain. June 22.

Butterfly Garden

Sedum (stone crop) Purple Emperor in bud. This plant doesn't normally bloom until late July, a testament to the screwy weather. June 22.

Coreopsis verticillata (tick seed) Zagreb and Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) Hello Yellow in bud. June 22.

Penstemon (beard tongue) Dark Towers. June 22.

Penstemon flowers, June 22.

Gaura (wand flower) Passionate Rainbow. June 22.

Close up of Gaura flower. June 22.

Dianthus deltoides (pinks) Arctic Fire. June 22.

Heucherea (coral bells) Raspberry Ice. June 22.