Six on Saturday – Quick Pics – June 15, 2019

I’m in a hurry this morning, so here are six quick pictures from the garden. It’s been cooler than normal for June and no rain for the last few days so great to be out in the garden. But first a trip to the hardware store for more bags of potting soil. The redtwig dogwoods I’ve had rooting in a bucket for months are ready to be potted.

  1. Several of my daylilies are beginning to bloom.

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2. The hostas are sending up blooming stalks. This is from some variety with huge leaves, but I have no idea what its name is. I had to stoop to get the bloom which was under a leaf.

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3. A clump of butterfly weed. Lots of baby seedlings coming up around it. This photo was from yesterday afternoon and the sun was on the blooms which is why some of them look yellow.

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4. Bell flowers come back every year. This campanula was given to me by a friend and I don’t know the cultivar.

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5. Staking this sweet hollyhock is on the list of gardening chores for today. It was all in bud last week.

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6. The day lilies I call ditch lilies are blooming. A favorite of mine, they often grow in the ditches on the sides of roads. Others call them tiger lilies.

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That’s my quick pics for today. #lovemygarden. The SoS meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener.  This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.

17 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Quick Pics – June 15, 2019

  1. Your Campanula is not quite a Campanula, it’s Platycodon grandiflorus, the balloon flower. The buds are a giveaway. It’s lovely, under any name or none. Nothing happening with my daylilies yet though, I’ve not even noticed buds.

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  2. Beautiful

    On Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 7:05 AM Does This Font Make Me Look Fat? wrote:

    > Mala Burt posted: “I’m in a hurry this morning, so here are six quick > pictures from the garden. It’s been cooler than normal for June and no rain > for the last few days so great to be out in the garden. But first a trip to > the hardware store for more bags of potting soil. Th” >

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  3. Daylilies are barely in flower buds here .. just like the hollyhocks. I’m growing milkweeds for the first year like yours and a twitter friend from NC sent me seeds. You can’t find them here and I’m happy to see soon a paradise for butterflies like yours!
    ( Like Jim said, they are platycodons)

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    • A friend gave me seeds for a white milkweed and I was able to germinate two seedlings. I transplanted them in the garden and one has survived. I am hoping for more seeds from it. The orange milkweed is proliferating which is great. The only problem is it dies back to the ground in winter and I have to mark the spots with little landscape flags so I don’t try and plant something else there.

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  4. The colour of the second daylily is gorgeous! Mine has flower buds for the first time since moving here (3 years ago) so I am excited to see it flower again. More like the first one in colour. I am hoping the S&S leave them alone but it has been so wet that they are out in force!

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  5. There are too many campanulas to keep them all straight. There are a few here at work, and I have not even bothered to identify them.
    Those daylilies are naturalized? Is it just that one variety, or are there other colors?

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