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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Full Strawberry Moon Garden Blogger Bloom Day

Liatris spicata is a June bloomer in my garden
Tonight the Full Strawberry Moon will be shining over our gardens~Many cultures have named the full moons, but, in the US, the most well known names of the full moons come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. Strawberry Full Moon was named for the short time that strawberries were ripe for picking.


Today we celebrate the flowers that glow in the daylight! It's Bloom Day and Garden Bloggers all over the known bloggasphere are celebrating the blooms in their garden. You can see more gardens then you can imagine in one day if you stop by hostess extraordinaire Carol of May Dreams Gardens to take the Mr Linky magic carpet ride to adventure.

Here are just a few blooms that make me smile~


Tennessee Purple Coneflower~ Echinacea tennesseensis


An offspring of the many cross pollinated Echinaceas.

Stokesia laevis


We bid ado to the last of the Hypericum frondosum


Yarrow 'Moonshine' has been blooming in a container for more then a month
~without deadheading!

Verbena bonariensis adds needed vertical to garden and is loved by pollinators

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'~Contained in a container



Lost label Oriental Lilies~ they light up the garden and smell divine!



Daylilies


daylilies,


and, even more daylilies!

I know this one's name~'Kindly Light' One of the first daylilies with this spidery form!


It's a jumble of daylilies out there~and so many of them lean toward the melon color!


One cannot celebrate a full moon without mentioning Moonflower Vine. It's always a marvelous night for them. They need no sunshine to open. Moonflower waits for those warm summer evenings to unfurl its glorious blooms and release its fragrance. A fragrance that exists only to attract pollinators and gardeners! How I wish it would grow in shade~I would plant it near the screened porch and catch that fragrance all evening and maybe even spot a Luna moth!


Have a sweet day.
xxoogail

This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011.This work protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.

43 comments:

  1. Okay, that's it! Containerized Yarrow will be happening here. Zebrina didn't do well for me in the ground either. The colors of your mid June gardens are vibrant, just love them all.

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  2. How lovely they all are, dear Gail! But it is those lost label lilies that grabbed my eyelashes for a closer look, and virtual sniff!
    xxxooo
    Frances

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  3. It's been a while since I had moon flower vines, but they are lovely! I tend to lean toward melons, soft pinks and purple daylily. I find they blend easily with all the foliage plants out there. But I do love that Kindly light!

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  4. I just love that photo of the Verbena Bonariensis! I love the plant, too - it's become one of my favorites.

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  5. Gail, I am almost giddy with delight. I just found out that I can read your blog full size if I click through it on twitter. Horray!!

    For some weird reason I couldn't read it through my other readers. And the comment form wasn't even as large as a stamp.

    So glad to be able to visit you.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  6. Hi Gail, i am new here, those are stunning photographs. The macros are great, very clean details. thanks.

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  7. Great photos. I forgot it was the strawberry moon, but not that it was strawberry season. I am planning to gorge today.

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  8. Gorgeous! I love your Moon Flower Vine. I just started my Moon Flowers and Vines from seeds 2 weeks ago, and am patiently waiting for my seedlings to take off. Morning Glories and Moon Vine are one of my favorite vine combinations. :)

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  9. Stunning blooms some of which I am just beginning to see...my post will be late this GBBD but I love this time of the month to see all that is blooming...

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  10. All of these flowers are so pretty Gail. I love that yellow spider daylily. I screams look at me. The wild strawberries are ripe in my lawn. I will remember the name of the June full moon from now on. Happy GBBD.

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  11. All of these flowers are so pretty Gail. I love that yellow spider daylily. I screams look at me. The wild strawberries are ripe in my lawn. I will remember the name of the June full moon from now on. Happy GBBD.

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  12. Such beautiful lilies! I seem to lean toward the melon and orange-sherbet colors as well when picking out lilies. Your garden is so colorful it must attract not only pollinators but lots of passing visitors as well, Gail.

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  13. Love that spidery formed daylily! I had moonvines one year and the most amazing hummingbird moth would visit. I need to plant it again.

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  14. The hypericum photo is marvelous! Excellent post... Larry

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  15. Wow Gail, your camera's on fire! Especially love that stokesia shot. Never heard of the Strawberry Moon - I always learn something here :)

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  16. Beautiful! What are the names of some of the daylilies (such as the white one), I wonder?

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  17. Gail, you beautiful blooms are making me giddy with excitement! The only thing I have blooming are the weeds...lol! we are really far behind this year so I am living through other gorgeous blogs full of blooms! Love your photography, very beautiful!!

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  18. Your garden is looking good! My liatris is blooming too, but I just had to sacrifice a few of the bloom spikes for a flower arrangement. Two weeks later and they've kept their color!

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  19. I love how you say the Malva is contained by a container. As if! They still seed all over the darned place. Great shot of the Liatris. My Liatris isn't even anywhere near bud stage.

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  20. You have some incredibly beautiful shots today. Happy GBBD.

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  21. Beautiful post...I never knew about the Strawberry Moon...but it's definitely apropriate! Love that spidery Daylily...such an unusual form!

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  22. I have been loving my 'Moonshine' yarrows...what a great plant! Happy Bloom Day!

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  23. Happy GBBD. I'm lovin the larger format on your photos, thanks!

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  24. In the full sun or under the 'Strawberry Moon', your garden is grand, dear Gail!

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  25. Hi Gail, I am really intrigued by your moonflower vine! I enjoyed all of your beautiful day lilies and it makes me eager to see mine bloom in good time. Happy GBBD! Cheers

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  26. I do like the idea of naming full moon after when things are available to harvest - Strawberry Full Moon sounds so pretty

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  27. Strawberry Full Moon is new to me...I love it! And I love your photos of your lush and wonderful blooms.

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  28. Gail, sugah, I'm loving your garden. I must come to visit in person one day. xoxo.~~Dee

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  29. As always Gail, your blooms are a feast for the eyes.

    My favourite is the moonflower vine. Absolutely beautiful.

    I also like the spidery lily....unusual.

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  30. I've never been able to get a moonflower vine to bloom. What a stunning flower. I love your red daylily and that Stokesia is gorgeous.

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  31. Hello there Gail : )
    It has been ages since I have been here .. oops! LOL
    I hope you can get a picture of that moon .. I would love to see it!!
    Your plants are looking spectacular girl ! .. I share a hypericum but it is "Brigadoon" .. hoping it will flower eventually because they look so amazing they don't look real! haha
    Joy : )

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  32. Those yellow lilies are gorgeous! I love your daylilies too. That big beautiful satiny Moonflower flower and your description of it has convinced me that I must try it next summer.

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  33. I wish moonflower vine would grow in shade too Gail! If it did, I'd have it here!

    Love all your daylilies.

    It's so fun to skip a zone or two and see what will be blooming in these parts before long.

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  34. Your photography makes your flowers even more irresistible than they already are.Lovely garden.
    Rosie

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  35. Gorgeous.
    Love those little bumbles.

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  36. Gail,
    everything looks so beautiful. I don't know how you have time to care for it all.

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  37. Yea! It's daylily time! You have some beauties!

    I forgot to mention that as I was driving back to the first plant sale from the nursery to get the pussytoes the guy said he'd dig for me, the radio announcers were talking about the best insect repellents. A guy called with a Jerry Baker recipe to spray on your yard to give insects a stomach ache so they'll leave your yard. At a stop light, I called the radio station, and said I was in the process of buying plants to attracts to my yard. I would never put that crap...oops, sorry about that, I would never spray that stuff in my yard. The female announcer said if she had my address she'd send her insects to my yard. Oh, brother! After the song, they didn't even mention my call, but gave the recipe again, and said they'd put it on their Facebook page. Maybe I'll go there and leave a comment. People, if there were no insects, there would be no you!

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