June Gardens, Aflutter & Aglow . . .
Luminous 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, Â 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.
Â Cornus kousa Bracts and Blossoms Catch the Morning Sunlight
Â Early Morning in the Secret Garden: Single Japanese Peony ‘Le Charme’ (Paeonia lactiflora ‘Le Charme’), Fingerleaf Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia) & Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Â Self-Sown, Tall Meadow Rue (Thalictrum pubescens), Provides a Bit of Unexpected, Summer Morning Delight for People and Pollinators Alike
Â Rose Ledges with Juniperus horizontals ‘Wiltonii’
Â Japanese Single Peonies (Paeonia lactifolia ‘Le Charme’ ) & Ostrich FernsÂ (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…
Â Sunset Illuminates Butterfly Favorite, the Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus) and Silhouettes Viburnum plicatum var tomentosum & Beloved Conifer, Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Â Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) met Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) Out on the Ledges, on a Summer Afternoon and They Fell Hopelessly in Love
Â Swallowtail Butterfly on Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris) with another Butterfly Favorite, Valerian (Valeriana officianalis), in Background
Garden Design: Michaela Medina Harlow
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