It’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again!
In the scenery of spring, nothing is better, nothing worse; the flowering branches are of themselves, some short, some long.
Last month, it was all tulips, fritillaria, spring bush pea, brunnera, hellebore, and lovely weeds. The lovely weeds are still going strong, naturally (very naturally), along with a bushel of other blooms.
These are photos from the last week or so (click on any to enlarge).
First up, the veggies and other edibles/medicinals:
Now some ornamentals:
And a couple of landscape shots:
And last, but not least, the lovely Hieracium aurantiacum (orange hawkweed) … invasive in some places:
If you can’t get enough June blooms, check out these bloggers’ Bloom Day posts.
Kathy at The Violet Fern (upstate NY)
Commonweeder (western MA)
Loree at danger garden (Portland, OR)
Flutter & Hum (Pacific Northwest U.S.)
Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog (Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England)
homage to the garlic mustard at Veg Plotting (Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom)
Lee at A Guide to Northeast Gardening (Long Island NY)
… and so many more at May Dreams Gardens.
Come visit again in July!
There Will Come Soft Rains
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum-trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.”
― Sara Teasdale