I am thrilled to see some new varieties blooming in my garden this June. I added some different annuals and perennials to my garden earlier this spring to spruce it up a bit. Nothing wrong with a little change here and there! Here in zone 6a Massachusetts, the weather has been relatively cool and breezy these past few weeks. I have been currently at war with my least favorite insect, the aphid. I'm trying to stay ahead of this problem, but it is proving difficult. I took a look at my bee balm planted in my sun garden and noticed it has become infested. I also noticed black aphids that I had previously thought weren't a threat on my nasturtium leaves in my veggie garden. I use it as a trap crop, so I'm happy they are contained so far. I'm also trying to one up the red lily leaf beetles by picking them off daily. Garden pests can be the worst. I'm doing my best to organically control them with ladybugs, a good soaking with the hose and my fingers. On a more positive note, my veggies, fruits and herbs all seem to be thriving. I did some pea harvesting over the weekend and am looking forward to some strawberry harvesting very soon. Come take a look at what flowers are putting on a show in my garden now! Don't forget to click on each picture to learn more about the plant over on Plantsmap.
Night Sky petunias
Social Butterfly Hollywood Hibiscus from J Berry Nursery
Double Knock Out rose bush beginning to bloom
Raspberry Ice Coral Bells
May Night Salvia
Arizona Sun blanket flower
Sunshine calla lilies
Spotlight Mars Magic hollyhocks getting close to flowering
Sarah Bernhardt peony
Aurora Blue Delphiniums
Double Play Artisan Spiraea
Container filled with Supertunia Vista Fuchsia petunias, vinca vine & dracaena
Close up of Supertunia Vista Fuchsia
Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa mixed with Supercal Blue petunias
Shed window boxes filled with Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa, Lucia Ultraviolet lobelia, Lanai White verbena & Bright Ideas Black sweet potato vine
Superbells Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa
Starting to see some Heritage raspberries!
Loran strawberries in my Greenstalk vertical planter
Spying my first Tip Top Mix nasturtium bloom of the season
Little Marvel peas ready to be picked
Bush Blue Lake beans climbing the bean teepee with wave petunia companion plants
Scarlet Runner beans and white wave petunias
A Carolina wren family has moved into the birdhouse in the veggie garden. She has babies that are only a few days old. I love watching her fly back and forth all day long bringing her young food!
I am joining Garden Bloggers Bloom Day this June over at May Dreams Gardens. On the 15th of each month, garden bloggers link up to show what's new in the garden. Stop on over to see what's blooming and growing! What's blooming this month in your garden? Add any new flowers you are excited about? Tell me in the comment section below or send me pictures on Twitter @thefreckledrose. I'd love to see! Hope your garden is growing strong with lots of blooms!
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