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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day June 2016

 Welcome to Bloom Day at Clay and Limestone. It's still green time in my garden. That's the time between spring's extravagant display and summer's rough and tumble wildflower show, but there are some blooms to make a gardener and visitor smile.
Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'

C 'Mercury Rising' and a dwarf Coreopsis grandiflora

Arisaema dracontium and Autumn Fern

Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'

Oenothera speciosa

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Rudbeckia hirta 'Chim Chiminee'
Elymus hystrix

Phlox x 'Wanda'

Crocosmia x cocosmiflora 'Orange Lucifer'

 Now make this garden blogger smile and pop over to May Dreams Gardens, where our delightful hostess, Carol, has set up the Mr Linky magic carpet ride to take you to more Bloom Day posts than you can imagine.

Happy Bloom Day to you all.

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. That Elymus hystrix is very nice ! I don't think it would be happy in the PNW ?

  2. You have made tradescantia look appealing! Happy Bloom Day.

  3. Every photo a masterpiece!
    Hope you are having a great week!

  4. so much life sharing your flowers with you!

  5. Your garden is bee-autiful :)

  6. So many lovely blooms, but I especially love seeing all your little visitors. The coneflowers are just coming into bloom here, so I'm hoping they bring the butterflies--I've seen very few this year.

  7. Great blooms! And the pollinators obviously think so, too. I especially like the Asclepias tuberosa.

  8. Lovely! My PPP has started blooming!

  9. You have some great closeup photos. Thanks for the posting. Jack

  10. Green Time, that's a good description of this little lull before the summer flowers come into their glory. I keep thinking that I should plant something that peaks now, but there are so many things that are just about there. I think I'll just wait, and enjoy the green. There just might be a few blooms out there. *wink*


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