Beautiful Endings: Farewell to June . . .

June 30th, 2013 § Comments Off on Beautiful Endings: Farewell to June . . . § permalink

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' with Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' Beside the Kitchen Sink - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comBeautiful Endings: Paeonia lactiflora ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ with Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kansas’

As June draws to a close —petals falling like rain from over-flowing vases— and a new month begins, it feels as if the entire world has burst into a never-ending wave of bloom. Sultry days alternate with drenching rains; summer’s recipe for voluptuous blossoms and lush, verdant growth. It’s been a gorgeous month of sweet, garden beginnings and beautiful, pink-petaled endings . . .

Falling Peony Petals (Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt') michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden. .comLet the Petals Fall Where they May (Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’)

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June Gardens, Aflutter & Aglow . . .

June 29th, 2013 § Comments Off on June Gardens, Aflutter & Aglow . . . § permalink

Swallowtail Butterfly on Hydrangea anomala ssp petiolaris - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comLuminous Swallowtail on Blooming, Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris). Cluster-Flowers are Butterfly Favorites. Learn More About Attracting Butterflies & Other Pollinators to Your Garden Here.

It feels like we were just toasting the Summer Solstice when suddenly,  it’s the last weekend of June. But that’s Summer for you, isn’t it? She just grabs you by the hand and swirls you ’round, ’til you’re dizzy and giddy with bliss. Sun-showers, rainbows, butterflies and glowing afternoons… That’s what she lives for, and that’s why we love her.

So let’s flit about the summer garden, shall we? June in her shining hour… All aflutter and aglow.

Cornus kousa - Sunlit Bracts and Blossoms - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Cornus kousa Bracts and Blossoms Catch the Morning Sunlight

Paeonia lactiflora 'Le Charme', Rodgersia aesculifolia, Matteuccia struthiopteris in the Secret Garden - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Early Morning in the Secret Garden: Single Japanese Peony ‘Le Charme’ (Paeonia lactiflora ‘Le Charme’), Fingerleaf Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia) & Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

Thalictrum pubescens - Tall Meadow Rue - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Self-Sown, Tall Meadow Rue (Thalictrum pubescens), Provides a Bit of Unexpected, Summer Morning Delight for People and Pollinators Alike

Rose Ledges with Juniperus horizontalis wiltonii - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Rose Ledges with Juniperus horizontals ‘Wiltonii’

Paeonia lactiflora 'Le Charme' and Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Japanese Single Peonies (Paeonia lactifolia ‘Le Charme’ ) & Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris). Though I Love the Double and Bomb Type Peonies, Single Flowers Provide Easy Access for Pollinators of All Kinds. And Look How Lovely…

Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Sunset Illuminates Butterfly Favorite, the Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus) and Silhouettes Viburnum plicatum var tomentosum & Beloved Conifer, Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) and Amsonia (Amsonia illustris) in Morning Light - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) met Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) Out on the Ledges, on a Summer Afternoon and They Fell Hopelessly in Love

Swallowtail Butterfly on Hydrangea anomala ssp petiolaris with Valerian officianalis in Background - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Swallowtail Butterfly on Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris) with another Butterfly Favorite, Valerian (Valeriana officianalis), in Background

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Summertime’s Sweet Carolina Lupine: Basking in Her Graceful, Golden Glow

June 25th, 2013 § Comments Off on Summertime’s Sweet Carolina Lupine: Basking in Her Graceful, Golden Glow § permalink

Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana) michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Lovely North American Native, Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana, aka Thermompsis villosa) with Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

Oh sweet, sweet Carolina… I love how your golden blossoms illuminate the evening garden like the glow of candlelight. And on these early summer days, Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis carolina, also known as Thermopsis villosa), is quite literally covered with butterflies and bumblebees. With beautiful, long-lasting flowers —elegant and sturdy in a vase—beginning in late spring/early summer, upright/durable habit, ornamental, grey-green foliage; what more could you ask for in a perennial plant? Oh, did I mention that this gorgeous, low-maintenance beauty is a native plant? Yes, Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana/Thermopsis villosa), is a North American wildflower!

Bumblebee on Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana) michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comBumblebees and Swallowtail Butterflies are Regular Visitors to the Carolina Lupine Blossoms in My Garden

 A favorite flower of butterflies and bees, Thermopsis caroliniana is native to the open meadows and prairies of Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas. This 3-4′ tall, 3′ wide perennial dislikes humidity and performs best in gardens at the northern edge of its hardiness range (USDA zones 4-8); particularly those with good air circulation. High temperatures, humidity, still air and overcrowding can lead to fungal diseases and decline (try this organic, homemade remedy if fungus is a problem), so give this beauty room to move in the wind. I find the post-bloom, hairy seed pods interesting to look at, but if they aren’t to your liking, just snip them off. In addition to airflow, Carolina Lupine requires full sun and well drained soil.

Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis caroliniana) and Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Soft, Summer Hues: Thermopsis caroliniana & Aruncus dioicus in the Native Garden

Carolina Lupine’s bright, light yellow blossoms and pretty foliage work well with many garden design compositions. I like to combine this false lupine with ornamental grasses and other native wildflowers; including Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Beard’s Tongue (Penstemon digitalis), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), various Coneflower cultivars (Echincacea purpurea), Meadow Sage (Salvia nemerosa), Queen-of-the-Pairie (Filipendula rubra), and the list goes on. Dark-leafed Ninebark cultivars (Physocarpus opulifolius cvs.), such as ‘Summer Wine’, ‘Diablo’ and ‘Center Glow’ provide a dramatic, maroon contrast to bring out the yellow. If you like a bit more subtlety, try planting Carolina Lupine against a backdrop of deep, blue-green conifers or a weathered fence. Gorgeous!

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Moonlight in the Garden . . .

June 22nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Moonlight in the Garden . . . § permalink

Strawberry Moon in the Garden, June 2012 - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com June’s Strawberry Moon Rises Above the Ninebark, in Full Bloom

A Strawberry Super Moon and a June garden in full bloom… Could there be a more lovely way to celebrate the first weekend of summer? The Strawberry Moon is full on Sunday, June 23rd, at 7:33 am ET, and the full moon is at perigee this month (when the moon is at its closest point to earth). The moon will appear as an extra-large, or ‘Super Moon’ when it rises at 8:38 pm ET. (check out earthsky.org, here, to learn more about June’s ‘Super Moon’).

Super-sized or regular, there’s nothing quite like strolling through a garden on a June evening with a strawberry-mint mojito, admiring La Luna . So remember to look up and enjoy our lovely, mysterious, celestial neighbor in the night sky.

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice . . .

June 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Celebrating the Summer Solstice . . . § permalink

wild at heart - woodside daylily mix in the garden - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comWelcome Wild Summer Beauty

Welcome, beautiful, golden summer. We’re so glad that finally, you are here. In celebration, a few snapshots from last summer’s peak bloom in the garden (late June and early July 2012).

I’m sure looking forward to those lazy, crazy, hazy days this year . . .

Rudbeckia hirta along the wildflower walk - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Golden Flowers and Golden Sunshine

summer seat in the wildflower walk - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Summer’s Seat, Filled with Rudbeckia hirta, Along the Wildflower Walk

Summer Hammock at the Edge of the Forest - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com And a Favorite Lounge Spot, Beyond the Dreamy Valerian… Will I Visit More this Year?

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Hello, Handsome! Kolomikta Vine Shows off New, Pretty Boy Colors . . .

June 20th, 2013 § Comments Off on Hello, Handsome! Kolomikta Vine Shows off New, Pretty Boy Colors . . . § permalink

Actinidia kolomikta leaf - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com First Pink & White Variegation on the Actinidia kolomikta Vine

Hello handsome! Running out the door this morning, I nearly tripped down the stairs, surprised by this gorgeous Kolomikta leaf. Several years ago, I planted a male, Kolomikta Kiwi Vine (Actinidia kolomikta), on the corner of my telephone-pole black studio. This Asian native is slow to establish and develop color —but so worth the wait. Just look at that outrageous strawberries ‘n cream meets minty-green pattern! Wow…

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8, this woody vine can reach 8-10′ wide and 20′ high or more when provided with moist, well-drained soil and adequate support. Fantastic on arbors, pergolas and trellised walls in full sun to dappled shade, only the male Actinidia kolomikta vine displays colorful foliage. Both male and female plants delight with tiny, fragrant flowers in springtime, however the green-leafed female Kolomikta Kiwi Vine must be situated near a male companion in order to produce edible fruit. Like many things in life, this vine requires a bit of patience from the gardener; often taking many years to settle in and pay ornamental or edible dividends. But my, oh my… Isn’t this pretty boy worth the wait?

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Peonies and Whirlwind Days of Planting

June 20th, 2013 § Comments Off on Peonies and Whirlwind Days of Planting § permalink

Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' in Aletha Soule Vase - michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kansas’ in a Pitcher by California Artist, Aletha Soule 

A whirlwind month of spring planting —slowed and backed up by days of torrential rain— continues to keep my schedule quite full. There’s little time for writing, painting and tending my own garden these days, but the pace will surely slow as temperatures rise. I take a break from planting in the hottest months; turning my attention toward the studio where I’ll be working on designs for late summer and autumn installation.

I am grateful for June’s long days and for arms full of peonies —bouquets of scarlet-flecked ivory, pink, peach and cerise— tumbling over the cranesbill and lady’s mantle; spilling out onto the freshly mown lawn . . .

Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com June isn’t June without Fragrant, Dew-Kissed Peonies

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Into the Garden, Dreaming . . .

June 16th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Father's_Day_2013_in_the_Garden_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Papa, Father’s Day Weekend, 2013

Happy Father’s Day!

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Raindrops in June . . .

June 16th, 2013 § Comments Off on Raindrops in June . . . § permalink

Rainy_Garden_in_June_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Rain on the Terrace

 Although I confess a certain fondness springtime showers and fog, even for this lover of damp days, it’s been a particularly rainy June. Oh yes, the garden is lush —filled with deep green, chartreuse and the truest of blue hues— but bountiful, blushing buds and lime-colored strawberries are crying out for the warmth of sun. Here we wait —twirling dark umbrellas, while pining in musty galoshes— and where are you, sweet, sunny June?

Paeonia_lactiflora_'Raspberry_Sundae'_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com First of the Herbaceous Peonies (Paeonia lactiflora ‘Raspberry Sundae’), Rescued from the Rain

Eventide_Swan_at_Barton_Cove_Gill_MA_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com A Swan Glides Through Misty Eventide Waters

Baptisia_australis_in_a_Vase_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comGift from the Rain: Snapped Stems of Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Secret_Garden_in_Rain_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Old Fashioned Weigela Tumbles Over the Damp Wall (Weigela florida ‘Red Prince’)

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Sweetly Fragrant Lady of the Evening: Delighting in Angel’s Trumpet Datura

June 15th, 2013 § Comments Off on Sweetly Fragrant Lady of the Evening: Delighting in Angel’s Trumpet Datura § permalink

Angels_Trumpet_Datura_in_Bloom_(Datura_meteloides)_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com She Flies by Night Upon Perfumed Clouds: Angel’s Trumpet Datura (Datura meteloides ‘Evening Fragrance’)

At nature’s golden hour —as the sun begins her daily, departing dance along my hilltop— evening creatures and shadow-spirits begin to stir. I love strolling through the garden with a glass of wine at this time of day; watching as backlit flower petals transform to brilliant stained glass. Lingering long in the deepening twilight, eventually I make my way back to the breezeway where I find evening drama unfolding beside the door.

Greeting me with a sweet, olfactory aperitif at sunset, Angel’s Trumpet Datura (Datura meteloides ‘Evening Fragrance’, aka D. inoxia), makes a show-stopping entrance and continues to enchant, late into the evening. With her enormous, silken, white petals and intoxicating perfume, delightfully fragrant Datura is my absolute favorite among the night-blooming flowers. Mysterious, exotic and dangerous —flowers, leaves and seed are all highly toxic— this hypnotic beauty resides in a protected spot beside my entryway door. A tender, sun-loving, summer-blooming shrub with a preference for evenly moist soil (3-4′ tall and wide at maturity, hardy in USDA zones 8-11), I often feature Angel’s Trumpet Datura ‘Evening Fragrance’ on patios, balconies and terraces as part of my annual, container arrangements. But beware: this show is an adults-only pleasure. Like all poisonous plants, Datura meteloides should not be included in gardens where children or pets wander unsupervised.

For more information about night blooming flowers and moon gardens, please click back to my previous post, here. Datura meteloides ‘Evening Fragrance’ seed may be purchased from Johnny’s Seed and Thompson and Morgan online.

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Deep Blue and Clear as a Crater Lake: Austrian Speedwell’s Late Spring Allure

June 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on Deep Blue and Clear as a Crater Lake: Austrian Speedwell’s Late Spring Allure § permalink

Veronica_austriaca subsp. teucrium_'Crater_Lake_Blue'_(vertical)_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’

Lapis lazuli blue; deep, bright, clear as a mountain lake. For many, the color blue evokes serenity… A feeling of quiet, calm contentment. From gems and pigments to leaves and flowers, true blue is a highly sought after hue. And yet, this primary color —irreplaceable in an artist’s palette— is fairly unusual in nature. Most blue wildflowers lean a bit toward purple; with tints ranging from pale lavender to deep violet. Perhaps this is why the horticultural world has become so obsessed with this ethereal hue.

Although the color varies a bit from plant to plant as the blossoms age, the flowers of Austrian Speedwell ‘Crater Lake Blue’ (Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’), are some of the bluest of the blue. Spectacular in combination with rose, pale yellow, maroon-tinted leaves and willowy-hued blades of grass, this ultramarine blue, perennial flower is one of my late spring favorites. It is, quite simply, gorgeous . . .

Veronica_austriaca subsp. teucrium_'Crater_Lake_Blue'_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comVeronica austriaca subsp. teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’

Members of the Speedwell clan (genus Veronica), are among the hardest working, flowering plants in perennial borders. Attractive to pollinators of all kinds, Speedwell’s reliably long bloom-time and easy-care nature make this genus popular with gardeners as well. Species like Alpine Speedwell (V. alpina), Long-leaved Speedwell (V. longifolia), Spike Speedwell (V. spicata), and many others —with cultivars from white, pink, fuchsia and violet to blue— make fantastic additions to perennial gardens. But I must confess, it is the Austrian Speedwell, ‘Crater Lake Blue’ that has my heart.

With delicate spires of lapis lazuli-hued blossoms opening in late-spring, Veronica austriaca subs. teucrium, is a garden designer’s dream. Commonly called Austrian and Hungarian Speedwell, or sometimes Crater Lake Blue Speedwell, Veronica austriaca subs. teucrium is a compact, mound-forming perennial with vertical, spiked blossoms (12-18″ high and wide). Hardy in USDA zones 4-8, the abundant, ultramarine blue flowers may be sheared back after blooming to keep the plant looking tidy. Resistant to both deer and rabbit browse and tolerant of all but soggy, poorly-drained soil types, this low-maintenance beauty is perfect for edging perennial borders and accenting rock gardens. Like most Veronicas, this species performs best in full sun, but will tolerate light, mid-day or afternoon shade. Just imagine a sweep of clear blue at the the edge of a deep rose-colored peony border. Oh my . . .

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Enkianthus campanulatas ‘Red Bells’ Rings with Rosy, Late Spring Blossoms & Glorious Beauty Beyond Bloom . . .

June 7th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Enkianthus_ campanulatas_Red_Bells_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Enkianthus campanulatas ‘Red Bells’ with Baptisia australis, blooming in the background

June is a fantastic month for flowers. Everywhere you look —from sunny meadows to shady nooks— something seems to be blooming. At this time of year, many gardeners spend their weekend hours strolling through nursery rows, choosing blooming plants based upon their flower color. This is a tried and true method for selecting optimal bloom-time combinations, however, because most gardeners shop exclusively in spring and early summer, many gardens look great in June, but then fizzle out by early July. I like to encourage my clients to look beyond the beauty of May-June flowers; planning monthly, inspirational visits to nurseries and botanical gardens, straight through October. Keep in mind that as beautiful as they are in bloom, the majority of trees and shrubs in a well-designed garden should offer more than a brief, 1-2 week flowering period. When I plan gardens for my clients, I look for trees, shrubs and perennial plants with beauty-beyond-bloom; offering form, foliage (especially those with dramatic fall foliage), and structure, as well as gorgeous flowers.

Enkianthus_campanulatus_'Red_Bells'_with_Baptisia_australis_in_June_Rain_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com I love the way Red Bells Enkianthus (Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’) catch raindrops and blend beautifully with the blue and violet springtime hues in gardens

Take Red Bells Enkianthus (Enkianthus campanulatas ‘Red Bells’), for example. Native to Japan, the beautiful, red-pink blossoms of this lovely shrub —opening in late May here in Vermont—  attract pollinators —such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees— and the tiny bell shaped flowers last well into the middle of June. Even after the flowers fade, Red Bells Enkianthus’ shiny, green leaves and its pleasing form offer a verdant backdrop for flowering perennials and foliage plants throughout the growing year. But the real bonus comes in autumn, when the leaves turn brilliant color; with hues ranging from red-orange to sizzling scarlet. Frosted with ice and fresh snow, the delicate twigs even look lovely in early winter.

Enkianthus_campanulatas-Red-Bells-leaf-ⓒ-michaela-medina-thegardenerseden1 Late October Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’ foliage in my Vermont garden

Hardy in USDA zones 4a-7b, Red Bells Enkianthus is a medium-sized garden shrub; with a mature size of 6-8′ high and 4-6′ wide. This ericaceous plant prefers moist, woodsy, acidic soil and partially shady to mostly sunny locations. Great in combination with spring-flowering perennials and bulbs —particularly in blue-violet and clear yellow colors— I also like to position Red Bells Enkianthus near indigo, purple and blue fall bloomers and shrubs or perennial plants with maroon, burgundy or gold hued fall foliage. Used as a knock-out, solitary specimen or clustered in a group for an informal hedge, Enkianthus’ three-season beauty can bring bold color to a shady garden and lend a cooling hand to a sunny spot. It’s a great choice for extending beauty-beyond-bloom in your garden design.

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Welcome, Sweet June . . .

June 3rd, 2013 § Comments Off on Welcome, Sweet June . . . § permalink

Swan_in_Golden_ Light_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Drifting Through the Long, Luxurious Days of Late Spring . . .

Tangled_Webs_in_Morning_Sunlight_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comSparkling with Sunlight . . .

Golden_Light_on_the_Cove_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comOnward, to the Golden Hours of Summer

Welcome, sweet June; half spring, half summer and completely overflowing with loveliness . . .

Secret_Garden_water_bowl_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comMorning Light Reflects Upon the Glassy Surface of the Secret Garden Water Bowl

Paeonia_mouton_x _lutea_'High_Noon'_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com The First of the Golden Girls, a High Noon Tree Peony Blossom (Paeonia moutan x lutea ‘High Noon’) Basks in Filtered Light (Read more about High Noon Tree Peony here)

Stonework Above: Dan Snow Stoneworks 

Garden Design: Michaela Medina Harlow

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