Today’s Garden Walk – June 20, 2013

One of my favorite ways to start my day is to go outside and see what have started flowering today.  It is always such a treat to see something that was in bud yesterday opened up into a great beauty today. I call this my garden walk.

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Flowers in Abundance on Today’s Garden Walk.

Today’s garden walk was a true delight.  So many new treasures were flowering and promises of even more over the next week.

Here is my virtual garden tour for you.  I hope you enjoy the photos.

Calla Lily and white New Guinea impatiens in a planter

Calla Lilies and New Guinea Impatiens in an urn planter from my front garden bed.  Gets semi filtered morning sun and full sun in the afternoon.

Purple coneflowers complete with a bee!

Purple coneflower complete with a bee!  Full sun most of the day.Delicate day lily - This plant has so many more buds.

Delicate Day lily.  This bed gets quite a lot of shade and only some light filtered sunlight.My first gladiola of the season

My first gladiola of the season.  In my front bed with full sun most of the day.Pink holy hock. Lots more buds to open

Hollyhock. Lots more buds to open in the days to come. Full sun bed.A straggler. All of my other irises are long done. This one is in my test garden.

A straggler.  Most of my irises are long gone. This one is still flowering in my test garden.Gorgeous knock out rose bush in flower from my test garden.

A lush knock out rose bush in full bloom. Also from my test garden.My oxalis patch in flower. Such delicate beauties.

Oxalis in bloom. The flowers are tiny and so sweet.  Mainly full shade. (See tips for growing oxalis here.)My birthflower - Shasta daisies.My birth flower!  A shasta daisy. From my front bed that gets full sunlight most of the day. I love daisies and have them growing in many garden beds.  See my tips for growing this pretty plant here.

It seems as though this is going to be a lovely year for my gardens.  I did not see anything in the way of pests of diseased plants.  Will share more photos as things progress.

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  6 comments for “Today’s Garden Walk – June 20, 2013

  1. Joyce
    06/20/2013 at 10:51 am

    Thank you for sharing. We are redoing a friends yard and she is looking for some beautiful plants that flower. Several I have recommended but it will give her a visual. Thanks again. Great job, they are gorgeous.

    • admin
      06/29/2013 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Joyce!

  2. Carol Bullock
    06/29/2013 at 3:59 pm

    Love love love your frilly centred pink holly hocks, I,ve been looking for some double ones for years with no luck. Do you save your seeds?

    • admin
      06/29/2013 at 4:42 pm

      I have only grown them for two years and they seem to self seed, so I have not saved any seeds.


      • Jackie
        07/01/2013 at 11:57 am

        This is my first time and I’ve grown gladiola from blub. So far the tall leaves have appeared, do I have to stake them of some sort?
        Thank you 😉

        • admin
          07/01/2013 at 7:34 pm

          I don’t usually stake mine until the flower opens. Some are quite sturdy and others need support. I add stakes when they are needed.

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