The end of June….

I’ve been away for two weeks in glorious Scotland.  I will write a wildflower post highlighting all the beautiful flowers I found in the highlands at some point, but first there is much to catch up on here at home.  I missed the full bloom of the peonies and the Louisiana Iris.  I did manage to grab a few shots of things the morning before we left on June 14th so I’ll post those as well as a few other things that were blooming in mid-June.

 

This is the Louisiana Iris I got from friend Lee many years ago..  one blossom opened for me the morning we left for Scotland .  The whole patch has grown to be 5 feet across.. need to do some thinning..

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Peony buds – these came with the house

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Some white ones I purchased a few years back

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A hot pink purchase

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Another lovely peony that came with the house..  I have divided this many times…

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Penstemon – common name is Beardtongue:  I have a number of different ones.. here’s some Husker Red

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A dwarf variety  in light purple

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Dwarf white

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A blue one

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This is a really small one called Penstemon hirsutis var. pygmaeus given to me by Peter George of the North American Rock Garden Society

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Also blooming in mid-June :

Corydalis
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Meadow rue – Thalictrum aquilegifolium (with Baptisia and Gillenia trifoliata photobombing)

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Gillenia trifoliata – Bowman’s root

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Anemonella

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A very pretty salvia  – this one doesn’t flop

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Filapendula

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