Friday, June 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day 6.15.2012

Many areas of Colorado's Front Range have been hit with severe hail storms this past month. Luckily, my garden has only had to cope with the endless, drying winds. Here are a few highlights of what's blooming right now --- my favorites that are tough and reliable, regardless of the crazy weather:

Dalea purpureum, purple prairie clover
Glaucium flavum, horned poppy
Nymphaea spp, hardy waterlily
Callirhoe involucrata, poppy mallow
Echinops ritro, globe thistle
Penstemon pinefolius 'Mersea Yellow', yellow pine-leaf penstemon

I hope you and your garden is faring well during the glorious month of June! Click here to join other garden bloggers via our host, Carol, of May Dreams Gardens.


Rebecca said...

Your blooms certainly are "art" in the garden :) Thanks for sharing!

Amy Farrier said...

Those first two are stunning! What a great contrast between bloom and foliage.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca.

Amy, the Dalea is my favorite prairie plant.

Sorry for the blurry photos today, folks --- it's been so darn windy here it's difficult get good shots...

Les said...

I love the Dalea too, having first fell in love with it at the Denver Bot. Garden.

We were hoping to get to Co. this summer, but waited too long to make a plan and the airfare is too expensive. Oh well, perhaps next year.

bellevue rockeries said...

This thistle flower is beautiful. Its perfect for landscaping and gardening works.