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..
Peony buds – these came with the house
Some white ones I purchased a few years back
A hot pink purchase
Another lovely peony that came with the house.. I have divided this many times…
Penstemon – common name is Beardtongue: I have a number of different ones.. here’s some Husker Red
A dwarf variety in light purple
A blue one
This is a really small one called Penstemon hirsutis var. pygmaeus given to me by Peter George of the North American Rock Garden Society
Also blooming in mid-June :
Meadow rue – Thalictrum aquilegifolium (with Baptisia and Gillenia trifoliata photobombing)
Gillenia trifoliata – Bowman’s root
A very pretty salvia – this one doesn’t flop