Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Passionate Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

It is the 15th of the month, which means Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again. To view links to other garden bloggers' blooms around the world to see what it blooming in their gardens and to read their collective comments, go to

This month the garden seems alive with passionate hot pinks and reds. I'm not a big fan of red in the garden, but somehow it was found a niche in mine. Here is a small selection of what is blooming in my garden on the Washington, DC/Silver Spring, MD border -- solid USDA zone 7.

a trial plant from Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. Echinacea 'Supreme Elegance'
Cityline Hydrangea 'Berlin'
Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria)
Daylily 'Earlybird Cardinal'

So what is blooming in YOUR garden this month?


Hannah said...

I looked up the hardiness of your Hydrangea Cityline 'Berlin', it says zone 5. What kind of winter lows do you have? All my hydrangeas were killed by erratic cold spells a couple of years ago. It's pretty. Your Echinacea is really full and gorgeous.

WashingtonGardener said...

HI Hannah - Thanks for stopping by. We generally high mild zone 7/8 winters. If you get colder ones, you could keep hydrangeas in large pots and bring them into a garage or other area or just give extra protection with mulch and maybe wrap in burlap during winter.