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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hypericum Bursting it's Bloom

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~Aldo Leopold

Have a wonderful day.

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.


  1. I love that quote by Leopold....looking forward to mine blooming soon!!

  2. That is a beautiful photo, with the sunlight streaking in on the right. Hypericums do have pretty flowers.

  3. Beautiful. My Hypericum frondosum "Sunburst" shrubs are packed with buds. Can't wait to see them start to bloom. Should be any day now. I predict a lot of happy bees....

    Which hypericum(s) do you have? How have they performed for you?

    1. H frondosum sps. They do well in shade and semi shade.

  4. Such a good combination of glaucous leaves and buttery golden yummy blossoms. I made the tactical error of cutting back my Hypericum last year. The stems were too bald and I had this vision of a smaller puff-ball of yellow fuzz. Alas, no, I've got a twist of little black branches and the saddest looking single branch with not even a hint of a blossom. Lesson learned.

  5. Love the Leopold quote! It's so true. And your Hypericum is stunning.

  6. Thats a cheery photo Gail, Hypericums are great sunny plants, even in shade. My neighbour has a Hypericum hedge full of buds, just waiting to do its thing.

  7. That's a gorgeous photo Gail - full of summer sunshine!

  8. Thank you for making me smile : ) I love the photograph!

  9. Gorgeous photo. Great quote. Wonderful plant. Mine is blooming too.~~Dee

  10. Beautiful! I remember visiting your garden on our way home from Asheville, and the Hypericums were the first thing we noticed. What a cheerful greeting!

  11. I am often drawn in by hypericum, but the one time I tried to grow it, it didn't do well. Should I try again here in 6a? My soil is all clay, and mostly hot and dry, except in winter, of course.


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