Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - June 2021
(Linking to May Dreams Gardens.)
Happy June Bloom Day! Since last month's Bloom Day, my zone 9a garden here in Southeast Texas has seen a lot of rain. During one twelve-day period, it rained every day. And not just light showers but real gully-washers. And then it stopped and the 90+ degree F weather started and everything dried out. Today the high temperature is forecast to be 98. Now we need rain again.
All that rain sure encouraged the weeds in my garden but the May showers also brought flowers and quite a lot of them.
Here's the yellow variety.
I thought I had lost this buddleia in the February freeze, but it came back from the roots and now it is in bloom.
But it is being stripped by a posse of Black Swallowtail caterpillars. That's okay though. They are one of the reasons I plant it.
Asclepias tuberosa, the native butterfly weed. I'm growing it in pots and it seems to do very well there. Better than it did in the ground here.
The vitex has been absolutely glorious this spring. It has been in bloom for about a month and is on the wane now. This picture was actually taken about a week ago. That's yellow canna in the foreground and some of the old orange canna in the back.
As they age, the blossoms of the oakleaf hydrangea start to turn from a creamy white to a creamy pink. I think they are still beautiful. If only we could age as gracefully!