So let's start seeing what we have in bloom in June. Here are the foxtail lilies beginning to open.
June 2009 - In the Garden
Oh I really like the caladiums. I have several and noticed the other day that something has been seriously eating one of the so out came the spray. I love how you use them in your arrangements. Can't wait to see the next one hint hint!
Oh WOW! caladiums.. so lovely! I never had any luck with them. Them and cannas.. I always seem to manage to kill them before they get a chance to get too big.
Anyway, yes haighr, that valarian back in May was white. It does take on a faint pinkish hue before fully opening though, but the blooms on full impact are pure white!.
For those wanting ot see it, here is the link back to go and see May 2009 in the garden too!
So, OK, what is the secret to lovely caladuims and cannas?
Well I have just finished spraying mine to keep them from being eaten alive. Cannas, I didn't bother to plant mine this year, or did I? Isn't that awful just can't recall. Guess I'll know if any pop up. I do know that mine only like the very fullest sunshine that can be provided.
Dont know about that bb, just know mine like the sunshine. I have the caladiums in partial shade and they do fine.
Yes, here in S. Texas, the caladiums need shade, mine have sun, but under my oaks. My oaks are thinned so that sun reaches the inside of the oak and plants below. I love my caladiums and mixing them is stunning. They are showy and look cool in the summer heat all summer. I hate summer but love the caladiums and crepe myrtles that do so well in the heat.
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I managed to kill 2 crepes as I didn't have them in enough sunlight and I hated it because they weren't cheap.
Never tried any crepes. I figure I am too wet and probably have too poor of soil. Today we did some digging and put up 4 new snowball bushes to pots, dug some honeysuckle vines and put them in pots, had a stray sweet autumn clematis that also got potted. And finally planted my blue hydrangea and some other trees and shrubs.
Did a bunch of work in the GPS. Transplanted a bunch of tomatoes and struck new cuttings of mums. coleus, begonias and theblue hygrangea along with bumping up the first cuttings I made earlier this season.
Did a bunch of weeding.
Well here is an old rose we brought from the farm. It was his mothers.
Veiw of the prairie to the woods.. the white is yarrow, the yellow is hoary pacun and a bunch of other stuff! There are things like laitris, pinks, monarda, rattlesnake master, milkweeds, poison ivy, grape, just a bunch of goodies and not so nice!
Trees are mostly poplar, several variety of oaks, sassafras, mulberry, raspberry, sumac, elderberry.
Mulberries - not quite ripe yet, but man when they are, they are yummy!
Well, thats all for this series today. Will have to go take more again! So I am heading back to my GPS4 where some work awaits me!
See you there!
This message was edited Jun 4, 2009 6:10 AM
Very nice pics BB! That "strange vine" is very interesting, the way the leaves look puffy.
I like all the wildflowers you have that add to the look of your place. We have some wildflowers, but most of the blooms we have are from stuff we planted.
Here is my 1st week of June contribution...
This is part of my butterfly bed, and has attracted mostly bumble bees so far!