Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: June 2013

Here are some of the flowers that are blooming in my garden today.

GBBD — the 15th of every month — is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Click here to see other garden bloggers’ mid-June flowers.

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Miriam had allowed her interest in gardening, which had gradually grown to a full-fledged hobby, to consume and define her. . . . She didn’t care for clothes anymore, just equipment; knee pads, trowels, a little bench to carry about and kneel on. To pray to her god, the garden.

— William H. Gass, from Middle C

(In the novel, the main character’s mother discovers her love for gardening after he gives her a stolen packet of annual seeds.)

 

4 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: June 2013

  1. Wonderful images of your blooms. I’ve always been fascinated by Bird of Paradise–so complex and architectural. Also like the Brugmansia very much.

    1. I’m so glad my Bird is finally blooming. I had divided two large stands of it into four pieces, but only three still remain, and they haven’t looked good this year. But lately, they seem to be recovering.

      The Heliconia or false bird of paradise that we also moved are growing tall after also being moved last June. I hope I’ll have some blooms to show in July or August.

  2. It’s so interesting to see Oenethera, which I just noticed today beginning to bloom along the roadsides in my Maine neighborhood blooming simultaneously in your Rwanda garden. I love the quote — a good description of so many of us gardening addicts. 🙂

    1. I assume some past resident of this house brought the Oenethera seeds with her from the U.S. They are such a nice yellow and re-seed just enough, so I almost always have at least a few blooming.

      My mother sent me the quote; she thinks there are a few members of the family to whom it would apply. I need to read the book now.

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