Blue Heron landscape Design | Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2011

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2011

15 Jun Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – June 2011

It’s bloom day again, and things are starting to perk up after a wet, sluggish, spring. Here are a few shots from the nursery, including a one of what some might call a weed. Must be an “eye of the beholder” thing though, because I sure like it! I’ve included names on those that I’m sure of, Enjoy!

Clematis 'Josephine'

Salvia 'May Night'


Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' (with a visitor)

Heuchera 'Tiramisu'


Lonicera 'Major Wheeler'

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Penstemon 'Husker Red'

Knautia 'Thunder and Lightning'

A selection of Dicentra


Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Please be sure to stop by May Dreams Gardens to see what’s blooming elsewhere!

  • Jocelyn/the art garden
    Posted at 13:26h, 15 June Reply

    LOVE the clematis! Do you have it on a trellis, or do you let it roam about like a groundcover? I’ve never had much luck with Knautia, but that variegated form would certainly be worth a try. Happy GBBD, Scott!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 10:14h, 16 June Reply

      On trellises in clients gardens and my Mom and Dad’s garden, but here they’re still in the nursery. The Knautia is beautiful with out the blossom, and stunning with. So far it is performing well in where we have used it, and worth a try. Thanks And Happy GBBD back at ya!

  • Darla
    Posted at 13:41h, 15 June Reply

    Oh my goodness you have some stunners here!

  • The Sage Butterfly
    Posted at 16:27h, 15 June Reply

    Ah-h…gorgeous! That clematis is so lovely…as are all your blooms. Happy GBBD!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 10:15h, 16 June Reply

      Thank you very much Sage Butterfly, Happy GBBD!

  • Larry
    Posted at 06:25h, 16 June Reply

    Your Josephine bloom is lovely… ours are a long way from that stage of ‘open fully’. I’ve always admired the knautia but never tried it myself… congrats on many nice looking blooms! Larry

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 10:19h, 16 June Reply

      Thank you Larry for the kind words! Your site and gardens are beautiful. I’ll stop by again!

  • Scott
    Posted at 16:45h, 16 June Reply

    Lovely…I’m such a sucker for pinks and purples! You may be the first person I’ve seen with ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Knautia…how does it compare to the regular ones?

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 09:54h, 17 June Reply

      A lot of pinks and purples to choose from Scott! Thunder and Lightning is a little shorter, has a magenta flower, and that great variegated foliage. Not as long a bloomer, but with that foliage it doesn’t need to be.

  • Greggo
    Posted at 19:38h, 16 June Reply

    So how are your potatoes doing in the boxes? Nice post and photos.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 09:56h, 17 June Reply

      Potatoes are lovin’ their boxes Greggo, I’ll be posting on the garden again soon! Thanks!

  • Karibaskets
    Posted at 00:04h, 17 June Reply

    Better late than never … I love seeing what’s blooming all around the country. I didn’t think much was in bloom until I went out and looked. My biggest surprise was the blue corydalis. Had it not been for Bloom Day I might have missed it!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 09:59h, 17 June Reply

      A funny year Kari with all the rain and strange weather, it’s hard to tell hwere we are in the bloom cycle. I love the blue Corydalis, does it roam in your garden?

  • simplycoolstuff
    Posted at 19:25h, 17 June Reply

    That Knautia ‘Thunder and Lightning’ with its variegated leaves and ruby-rich color has it all over the common K. madeconica! It is definitely ‘knicia..(So sorry; all this rain has affected my brain…) I may just have to begin the search to find one for my own garden…Lovely blog and lovely photos. Thanks for the inspiration!, maria,

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 07:47h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks for the comments Maria, and I completely understand “all this rain has affected my brain…”

      That Knautia is definitely worth the search!

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