Monday, June 27, 2011

June's Bustin' Out All Over!



We've had some severe weather in the area lately. Wind and rain (thankfully, no tornadoes!) We seem to lose some small limbs every time we have a storm. This large branch is the biggest so far this summer. And unfortunately, it fell right on top of my...



Lovely Hydrangea aborescens "Annabelle." This is the one that I had pictured with Duncan a month or so ago. It looks like it will be fine. I'm glad I got to enjoy it before the damage!



I purchased two white Hydrangeas for the Easter service at church last year. One in honor of Duncan and Miranda, and one in memory of Evan. One plant has a creamy white bloom...just one! And this one pictured is tinged with blue. Since taking this photo, it's turned even more blue!



The Crape Myrtles are starting to bloom. My parents purchased this small tree in honor of Evan's birth in 2004. It was itty bitty then. Perhaps only two feet tall. Now it's easily eight feet! With quite a spread! I think it's Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Acoma'



I purchased these groundcover roses from a local big box store. There have got to be 30 blooms in that cluster, and as many buds!


Rudbeckia fulgida "Early Bird Gold"

Got loads of this to spare if anyone's interested!


Echinacea "Kim's Mophead" is outstanding this year! The honeybees have been frequent visitors, as are butterflies. Definitely need to make the effort to get some more.


This is what one expects to see when looking at a Daylily from the side.


So, what's going on here? This is a Daylily that thinks it's a Tulip.


Stunning from the top, too!

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