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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for Junuary

Yes, that’s right, Junuary, aka cold like January in the month of June.  Well not quite as chilly as January temps but the daily cloud cover makes it FEEL colder (even though the weather guy says that we are just slightly below normal).   I’ll blame Junuary depression for not posting GBBD on the 15th this month.  Yes, in protest of the ugly weather and sheer lack of light in the sky, I’m posting a good 14 days late.

At very least there are some nice bloomers in my garden and many of the wee vegetable flowers have burst into food I can soon eat (or have eaten in the case of peas that don’t ever make it into the house).  So here’s my long overdue Bloom Day photos which I post in hopes of some long-needed sunshiny days to tease more blooms out for July.

PS:  Hover to see the names / click to see a larger photo.

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  1. Priscilla Prince
    Priscilla PrinceJune 29,10

    I commented on facebook also, your June blooms are amazing! I love your garden, Wish I had more room and could afford a bigger garden but it’s good to be content even in small spaces, make the most of it! My Forever Hydrangeas petals are somewhat turning light brown, it’s in full sun for about 6 hours. Does Hydrangeas need shade? I’m from the mountains and it gets dry here too. Thanks!

  2. Laura
    LauraJune 29,10

    I love the Poppy! I’ve tried to get that colour a few times now, but fell victim to mislabeling. I have a lovely salmon colour instead. Your blooms are fantastic, you’d never know from the picture what an odd June it’s been.

  3. Stevie
    StevieJune 29,10

    Pricilla, check out Linda’s blog, In the Trees, as she know a bunch about hydrangeas and they do very well in shade: http://inthetrees.org/2010/06/29/in-praise-of-hydrangeas/

  4. Stevie
    StevieJune 29,10

    Laura, I’m happy to give you a division for your garden. The blooms are the size of a large grapefruit. Just e-mail me if you are coming to the East Side one day.

  5. melanie watts
    melanie wattsJune 30,10

    Lovely blooms Stevie. I’ve never seen red Valarian, mine is white. It’s cold here too, highs of only 14 today.

  6. Heather @ Dusty Bay
    Heather @ Dusty BayJune 30,10

    Oh I hear ya on the January thing – same over here on the Island. Don’t let it damper your Canada Day long weekend! Oh and nice blooms too….

  7. jieieie
    jieieieJune 30,10

    My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  8. Stevie
    StevieJune 30,10

    Thanks, Melanie & Heather. Chin up – it’ll get warm soon (I hope!). Happy C-day.

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