Allium christophii, Allium Purple Sensation, Allium shubertii, Astrantia 'Roma', calendula, cytisus battandieri, Eschscholzia, marigolds, papaver Perry’s White, Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', Sambucus Nigra, six on saturday
Hello June, goodbye May. The garden has exploded into a kaleidoscope of colour. Above is the first of my Six on Saturday. Eschscholzia. They are self sown from last year and have popped up in drifts. I couldn’t have created this show if I had tried.
The Propagator asks us to share six sights from our garden on a Saturday, a fun thing to do. Try and join us. His blog has any instructions you might need. My Six today are colour themed.
Of course it had to be Allium Purple Sensation. Old hat maybe but still a great colour.
The first rose to open is the strongly scented Gertrude Jekyll. If she wasn’t so thorny she would be perfect.
The pineapple scented Cytisus battandieri. I do not favour yellow in my garden but I enjoy this for its scent and silver foliage rather than its colour.
Less black more deep claret to be honest. One of my favourite shrubs, Sambucus niger.
Just look at those dark leaves.
Perennial poppies this one is perhaps Perrys white. Shining and clear. Here’s a thing, before the marigolds and Eschscholzia did their thing I was planning a white planting show. Hey ho, there’s always next year.
Wishing you all a great weekend. Enjoy this summer weather. D.
Such a lovely selection. Summer has certainly arrived!
Lovely summers day today
All lovely June beauties. You can’t beat flowers that self seed with such enthusiasm.
My kind of plants! Thanks Chloris
March Picker said:
Love your color-themed post, Dorris! Gertrude hasn’t bloomed here yet, but you are absolutely correct about her thorns. Yikes!
Oh thank you. Thorny GJ has just opened in the last couple of days.
Wild Daffodil said:
White perennial poppies!!!!! My heart aches!
Aren’t they yum
Wild Daffodil said:
Ah, California poppies! The state flower!
Here in old Blighty
Well, even the English are not completely without discriminating taste.
Gosh, the eschscholzia is stunning!
Such a full on, in yer face colour. Thanks Cathy
So gorgeous to see these summer colours – well done! Cheers,
Thank you Flavia, pleased you like them
Ah lovely Alliums. You have a wonderful taste in plants. Astrantia Roma has been on my list for along time I am going to have to act on it.
Thank you, that’s kind. Astrantia are such lovely border plants and great in a vase too. Act!
Piglet in Portugal said:
What a colourful display of flowers! My favourite? the purple 🙂
They are a favourite of mine too. Thankyou
I’ve not heard of Eschscholzia before, they look fab! Very in your face…
Californian poppies. This lot are from a packet of seed planted 3 years ago. They open and close in the sunshine. Glorious. Have a good week
Love the strong colors. Those alliums have me swooning.
Thank you. Alliums are quite s show this year