Welcome to my garden! Here, I will show you what is currently blooming in USDA zone 6a Massachusetts. June is now in full swing, so that means peonies and clematis! I am drawn to the cottage garden style, so those are some of my favorite plants to grow. New England weather is known for some crazy fluctuating temperatures. This season has definitely been exactly that. An early bout of heat followed by an oddly cold spring, weeks of rain and finally a heat wave. We skipped the 75 degree days and went straight to 95 degrees! Heat Miser is definitely behind this.
My vegetable garden is undergoing a major renovation at the moment. First comes the tear down, then comes the rebuild. I'm somewhere in the middle. With finances, busy schedules and rain delays getting in the way it's currently going at a snails pace. Usually by this time of year, my veggie garden is filled with cucumbers, lettuce and cherry tomatoes ready to be picked. Sadly, this year is different.
I'm making due by focusing on container gardening and filling my flower beds with hardy perennials. I still have herbs and some veggies here and there, but I'm definitely not used to this. I'm getting by and telling myself it will all be worth it. I'm setting my sights on something bigger and better! Without further ado, here are some photographs of what's currently blooming now.
Container filled with Proven Winners Superbells Holy Moly! Calibrachoa Hybrid, Bandana Lemon Zest Lantana, Dracaena Spikes
I decided to try some container combinations that each include a different vining plant. I'm using both climbing and trailing vines. I wanted to switch it up and try something new. I love any kind of flowering vine, so I figured why not right?
Supertunia Vista Bubblegum is Proven Winners annual of the year! It's very vigorous, a continuous bloomer and heat tolerant. I just planted it, and it's already beginning to fill out the container very nicely!
I received a box full of bare root roses to try out in my garden from Star Roses and Plants! Before I planted my bare roots, I soaked them in Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew Alfalfa Tea for 24 hours. Every other week, I provide them with a drink of alfalfa tea. They seem to be loving it. I have them potted up in big containers right now. When they reach a certain size, I will be planting them in the rose garden surrounding my vegetable garden.
Sun & Shade Flower Gardens
It's peony season!
What's blooming in your garden this week? Are you focusing on flowers, veggies or both this year? I would love to hear all about what you are growing and planting in the comment section below! Meet us back here on June 27 for some fun garden to table recipes. See you then!