Happy June 2013 Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!
And a tip of the trowel to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting!
I have to say this is the best weather we have ever had going into a June bloom day.
A cool April & May have left many Texas gardeners with added vigor to face the June heat.
So let's go see our Texas Cottage Garden, shall we?
Could this Salvia be any brighter? This is it's second round of blooms.
The front garden is filled with blooms right now.
The Rudbeckias take center stage with their huge yellow flowers.
This is a new one that I've never grown before. It's easily the best flower in the garden right now.
Here's another of my favorites...Coreopsis 'Route 66'
The yellows are balanced with blues like this Mealy Cup Sage.
Here it is with Gomphrena 'Buddy Purple'. I'm going to get more
Gomphrenas since they take the heat very well.
This is blue Plumbago with Russian Sage and Purple Angelonia.
This is my first time to grow Russian Sage and I LOVE IT!
Tall, powdery blue and spiky!
I'm also trying out this tiny aster-like flower in between agaves.
This is a Brachycome from southern Australia.
Great little plant!
This bed is part two of the Texas Cottage Garden and is a work in progress.
The little Brachycomes are in the front next to our native pink Skullcap.
Melochia tomentosa is blooming in another bed. It can even bloom in filtered light.
Behind the cottage garden are the taller Plumerias. They are finally blooming after years of waiting!
Sadly, this Alpinia ginger is in my neighbor's yard and their garden and bungalow are slated to be bulldozed
this month. I may have to dig up a sprig as a garden memory.
Another shot of the Rudbeckias and other flowers. I worked hard to only use yellow, blue, purple, and hot pink this year.
A view with the wall and Agave garden in front of the cottage garden.
Well that's it for this month. If we have a normal summer with rain, then July GBBD will be even better.
If we get a drought, all bets are off and we hunker down until it's over.
By the way, my photos are copyright free to all gardeners who wish to use them.
If they end up in a magazine or Pinterest, email me.
I'd be honored.
Thanks for stopping by!