Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - June 2020
Happy June Bloom Day to all! I hope the day finds you well and your garden flourishing.
Here in Southeast Texas, the combination of hot, humid days and little or no rain has done a number on my garden. Parts of it are parched, possibly beyond recall, but the more stalwart of my plants continue to bloom in spite of all hardship.
The blanket flowers wilt in mid-day but still continue to send out blooms.
As do the gerbera daisies.
The blue plumbago is undaunted. The shrubs are covered in these flowers.
The milkweed has been blooming nicely but has had few Monarch or Queen butterfly visitors.
Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender.'
Foxgloves suffer from the weather but are still blooming.
Petunia 'Laura Bush.'
Ornamental potato vine.
And more lantana.
Beautyberries are, of course, known for their shiny berries rather than their blooms, but here are those blooms.
Duranta erecta, aka golden dewdrop.
Clerodendrum 'Cashmere Bouquet,' aka Mexican hydrangea.
June means the crinums are beginning to bloom.
And more crinums.
Justicia 'Orange Flame.'
Summer blooming chrysanthemums.
The 'Peggy Martin' rose got a severe pruning several weeks ago to combat a bad case of blackspot, but it came back this month and rewarded us with another flush of blooms.
And the "Lady of Shalott' just goes on and on.
The large almond verbena shrub is covered in these tiny, fragrant white flowers.
The blooms of the 'Purple Ballerina' datura have ripened into these seedpods called "devil's apples."
A bank of mixed four o'clocks.
In the little goldfish/frog pond, the pink water lilies are blooming.
And there you have a look at the plants that continue to brighten my garden and my life with their flowers. Thank you for visiting. I look forward to visiting your garden in turn.
Thank you, Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting us once again.