Spring Blooming Flowers 6-10-2016

June already…

I’m actually not that taken back my it. The season is still young. It’s still Spring although Mother Nature has put her Summer dress on. Like I said before, some flowers are coming on faster than I can get a photo of them. Sadly, some flowers are verrrrry short bloomed (under 3 weeks). I find it really hard to justify these in my garden at times. One of these is the Iris. I have some rhizomes from my Dad’s house, which his Mother had hybridized. I don’t refer to her as my Grandmother, as I never met her (or my Grandfather) as they died when my Dad was young (early 20’s).  There were no notes left about what she had done to the Iris, just the story my Dad would tell about her having many around the house and her pollinating them when they bloomed. Sadly, many had succumb to the blades of the lawnmower, as my Father couldn’t see the difference in the blades. Sad face.

I just realized there are no Iris in this set of pix (lame)… I will mention in the future Blooming post when they pop-up.

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays, we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson – Blooming in 201320142015

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Baptisia australis ~ False indigo   |   Bellis perennis ~ English Daisy


Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’ – Miss Kim Lilac

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus   |   A Twofer! Dogwood and peony!

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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ (with lilac and arb)   |   Itea virginica ~ Virginia sweetspire + my fat finger!

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Cornus alba argenteo-marginata ~ Varigated dogwood   |   Picea pungens ~ Colorado blue spruce

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Salvia × sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (purple) ~ Sage   |  Maianthemum stellatum ~ star-flowered, starry, or little false Solomon’s seal

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

25 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-10-2016

  1. I like the pink daisy. 🙂 I never knew my grandparents either. It would have been interesting to know more about them, to understand your parents and yourself, but at least you know your Dad’s Mum was into flowers, like you. 🙂

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  2. My dad plants his iris in his garden, along with his glads. They really just become flowers for inside that way, but it does mean that there aren’t the short-lived flowers out in the yard (and with the glads, it makes them that much easier to dig up for the winter).

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