Zone 5...show us your Bloomers!

lilsproutJune 14, 2014

I'd love to see what you all currently have blooming.

My beds seem to be at a lull right now with very little blooming. I'd like to get some ideas to fill in this period of boredom.

Thanks!

Here's what I currently have blooming....

Pinks....don't remember what kind.

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Salvia May night

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 6:42PM
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Sundrops

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Geranium.....a piece of this jumped into my car at work.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 6:45PM
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Knock out rose

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Lamium

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Chives

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Allium moly (top)
Angelina sedum

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    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 6:50PM
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Unknown peony

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 6:52PM
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gailwrite(6KY)

My Adenophora confusa (ladybells) is glorious now but, sorry, I don't know how to upload a picture.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:14PM
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duluthinbloomz4

No pictures, but we're behind here in Zone 4 - to sandwich you between zones 6 and mine.

Lilacs will peak in a day or so. Azaleas, Dame's Rocket, and forget-me-nots going great guns. Peonies, dianthus deltoids, and Siberian iris will be next.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:44PM
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raee_gw

My peonies finished last week, but I have all roses, still a few columbine hanging on, campanula glomerata, Missouri primrose, salvia, heuchera, Asiatic lilies, anemones, foxtail lily just about to, nepeta, phlox, geraniums, centaurea, kousa dogwood, viburnums, honeysuckles and purple sambucus. Love this time of year!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:45PM
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green_go

I live in zone 5a.
Here are a few of my current bloomers:












    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:45PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

Greengo, the pic of the chipmunk is absolutely adorable !! And your garden looks so professional , so pretty . Great job !

Raee, can you share pics next time you get a chance ?
Lily sprout I adore your swan planter. I love concrete things like that and she is so charming

And those pinks are so pretty !!
I am not in zone 5 .. So I won't post pics but I wanted to say everyone has such pretty flowers up there ! :)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 10:11AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

I am ahead of duluthinbloom here in central MN. Have most of the same blooms as you in Z:5. Iris are almost finished. Diantahus, salvia, perennial poppies, siberian iris, thalictrum, nepeta, columbines, bleeding heart, blue flax, lupine, and some early clematis are in bloom.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 1:49PM
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lilsprout

Thank you all, gives me lots to think about/research.

Greengo WOW absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Chipmunk is hilarious....although I've grown to dislike them....

My shasta Daisy's, campanula, Lillies, more pinks, Lysimachia Alexander, and clematis are all getting ready to pop! Won't be bored for too much longer :)

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 5:25PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

June is a beautiful time, the happiest time for gardeners, isn't it. All the gardens are gorgeous. It is truly is a labor of love.

Mine is especially great this year thanks to the amount of snow and rain and the cool weather.

Especially welcome is this little guy that I spotted today:

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lilsprout

Well isn't he quite striking.

Looks like he's smiling at you :)

Or maybe growling lol

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 8:19PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Hi Pitimpinai, is that a Monarch caterpillar? Is it early to be seeing those? I had one last year on Parsley plants and that was it, but it wasn't until the Fall. So far this year, I've only seen one Monarch, but I've been seeing more different varieties that I don't know. They're all pretty small.

June is one of the best months of the year, I agree. :-)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 8:23PM
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SunnyBorders(5A)

Very pretty.

Peonies currently stealing the show.

Today.

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Isn't he pretty? I think he is going to be a blue swallow tail, not a monarch. I placed a chikenwire cage over him. I hope he does not come out and get eaten by a bird.

green_go, your garden depresses me, because I can never make mine as beautiful ---- not even close. :-(

Hee..hee.hee... I like to stuff my garden until I cannot see any bare soil spot.

Backyard:

I have gradually added large Hostas to break the fuzziness and they do make a statement:

Front yard:

Many Clematis are in bloom:
' Betty Corning' - a favorite - I love its fragrance. That's why I planted her by my door so I can get a whiff every time I go in and out:

Clematis ‘Viola’

C. Prince Charles and ‘The President’ or is it General Sikorski? or Ascotensis?

C. Madame Julia Corevon

C. durandii: I kinda hate this one for sprawling and not clinging to anything:

C. huldine

Another clematis that sprawls - C. rooguchi - smells good but not as much as Betty Corning:

C. Etoile Violette - always a reliable bloomer:

Feverfew. I let it grow everywhere:

Geranium lancastriense and campanula portenschlagiana or porchaskaya

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue" & Carex grayii

Carex grayii

New leaves on Epimedium - always pretty:

Sanguisorba menzeisii - a funny looking native:

Maltese’ Cross with Allium cristophii

Rose campion with Allium cristophii - I have a bumper crop of Allium cristophii this year. After trying to winter sow its seeds without success, last year somehow it self seeded just like that:

Alchemilla molis

Sedum

Sweet William

Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ is beginning to show

Mockorange - Philadelphus

Thalictrum

I was able to control this Campanula pretty well.

It looks great with this lily nearby

Still have a few Roses. This one it Tiffany that I started from cuttings many, many years ago:

Heritage got sunburn

NOID Rose started from cuttings many moons ago

Annual forget me not is petering out:

And perennial forget me not is unfurling:

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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Great photos, Pitimpinai :-)

Your fence and arbor are still looking great and looks like your Clematis Etoile Violette is on it. Gorgeous Display of flowers on that plant. I enjoy the photos of the backs of your clematis blooms and I didn’t know ‘Betty Corning’ was fragrant. I'm going to have to look for that one.

You have a lot of blooms on your ‘Annabelle’. Mine is not looking very good this year. What variety is your Philadelphus and is it fragrant? It looks like a double. Your ‘Tiffany’ Rose is such a pretty shape and I like the little hint of yellow in the interior.

I’m glad your garden did not suffer after the crazy winter weather we all had!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 5:40AM
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lefleur1

Piti ~~ thanks for all the pictures ~~ beautiful.

Several years ago you were kind enough to share a bunch of plants with me. They are all doing great!

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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Peony

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:23PM
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Chicago Peace...

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:24PM
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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

DA Crown Princess Margareta

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Joopster(5 (Chicago))

Another lovely peony.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:26PM
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GreenHearted(5a IL)

Here's a picture from last week ... If anyone can ID her, I'd be grateful

green_go, fantastic photos! Is that 'Purple Smoke' Baptisia?

pitimpinai, I am digging the hosta and allium combination! Lovely clematis. I'll try to remember to snap a photo of mine to share.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:46PM
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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Unknown Peony with huge blooms!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 4:48PM
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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Blue Light Clematis

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lilsprout

Piti there's certainly nothing boring going on in your garden....beautiful! Love all your clematis.

Greenhearted your peonies are gorgeous. I have my first bloomers just this year....never knew what I'd been missing. They put on quite the show, just wish they lasted longer. Here's my favorite...the rain got it :(

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GreenHearted(5a IL)

Lilsprout, that peony is lovely. The word ethereal comes to mind.

I remembered to take the picture of the clematis last night. This came with the house as did the peonies. Lucky me! I'm not sure how to care for this (I remember something about pruning groups?), so I think I'll post a new thread for help. Any comments welcome.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 1:39PM
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lilsprout

Thank you gh. Ethereal...perfect!

Here are my newest bloomers....

Bugloss

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 10:34PM
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Lysimachia Alexander (not too fond of)

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lilsprout

Evening primrose

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lilsprout

Campanula

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midnitecrafter(5)

Wow these are all such beautiful pictures !!!! I'm glad I stumbled upon this forum tonight. Great Job everyone !!!!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:50PM
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kristie73(z5 Co Springs)

Donald Wyman Lilac

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 12:54AM
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romy718

Lythrum Morden's Pink or Gleam with Delphiniums.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 12:58AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Thanks, prairiemoon. Betty Corning does have a lovely fragrance. I am getting a little tired of 'Annabelle' for flopping about. I dug out an entire clump earlier this spring to give my Hosta 'Sum and Substance' above more room.

That has to be Philadelphus 'Minnesota Snowflake'. I ordered a dwarf double, but Forestfarm sent me a full size philadelphus instead - a mistake that I discovered only two years later when it became much taller than intended.

lefleur, if you would like more plants, come by sometime this fall.

lilsprout, your peony if lovely. That campanula must be the same as mine, but yours in a much better shape than mine. :-)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 9:03PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Pitimpinai, I tried and tried to use my 'Annabelle'. I moved it twice, then tried giving it support and now it has moved to it's final resting spot, out of my view in an area that I rarely pay any attention to where it can do it's own thing. :-) I put another Hydrangea in it's place called 'Madame Emile Mouillere'. It is a white mop head with pretty edges to the petals that remind me of pinking shears. I just moved it this spring and after last winter it has only one flower getting ready to bloom, but I have high hopes it will be an improvement over 'Annabelle'

That's funny, I wanted to get 'Minnesota Snowflake' but they were out of it and I ended up with 'Buckley's Quill' which definitely is a double and I believe is a dwarf as well. Unfortunately, it has no fragrance that I can detect. Your Minnesota Snowflake is fragrant, yes? I wonder if you can keep it pruned to the size you need? I'm still looking for another Philadelphus that is fragrant.

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Yes, prairiemoon2, that Philadelphus is fragrant - lovely fragrance, just like Betty Corning. I gave up on making the Philadelphus stay short. It has not grown terribly wide, because the area no longer gets much sun after my next door neighbor extended the house upward.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 10:14PM
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