Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

June 15, 2011

I met lots of interesting gardeners by participating in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day last month, so here I am to do it again.   It's a fun way to showcase what's going on in your garden on the 15th of each month. You can find out more about it May Dreams.

I have buds on a lot of my perennials now and a few more things coming into bloom. This is just a lovely time of year...what is more fun than going out into your garden after a long day of work, and seeing what has started blooming while you were away?

Papaver orientale Oriental Poppy 'Paradiso'
my side border with the Oriental Poppy against a backdrop
of blue cornflowers
Aconitum Monkshood
my little hosta bed in the shade

can't wait for the peonies to open!
one of the few annuals I bought this year
a salmon-coloured geranium in a pot my Dad gave me

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms today! Your header photo is so nice and tidy.

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  2. I LOVE papava poppies, and those iris's are magic

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  3. Your planting has such a natural feel to it with monkshood and cornflowers. One day you will come home from work and find your peony has opened. Happy GBBD.

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  4. The Papaver orientale is exquisite!
    Happy GBBD.

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  5. I do enjoy seeing the oriental poppies... hoping to devote a whole section of the gardens to them as I've discovered they do very well there... it's a spot we don't normally visit much so just poppies would work fine... enjoyed your post... Larry

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  6. So lovely, your poppy is gorgeous. My peonies are at about the same stage as yours, I can hardly wait for them to open!! :)

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  7. Beautiful...love that Aconitum...what a wonderful color!

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  8. Happy GBBD! It's amazing to me that such big blooms can come out of those peony buds! Love your hosta bed.

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  9. Very nice garden. Love the poppies and your shade garden.

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  10. Beautiful blooms but like almost everyone else the poppy is just something else.......:) Thanks for inviting me into your garden.

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  11. Their is a neatness to your garden that has me holding my breath. Exquiaite layout.

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  12. Isn't Garden Blogger's Bloom Day fun? I love to see what's going on in everyone's garden. That is a very pretty poppy. I've never had any luck growing poppies, but this one made we want to try again. After waiting for what seemed like weeks for the peonies to start to bloom, they are suddenly all blooming at once. -Jean

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  13. I love the poppy. I don't think I would have realised that's what it is.

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  14. Hi Diane, I love your peachy-pink poppy. Happy GBBD!

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  15. I love Monkshood, but can't seem to keep one alive for the life of me. :)

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