June is the beginning of the long-awaited summer. At every step you can find an abundance of flowering plants. This month, most of the work on planting seedlings and seedlings of fruit and ornamental crops completed. The harvest and processing of a plentiful harvest is still a long way off. Gardeners have time to calmly walk through the garden and enjoy the beauty of ornamental perennials, especially bright this month. It is almost impossible to describe all the plants blooming in June in one article. Therefore, I mentioned only those that I admire most in our garden.Perennials that adorn my garden in June
Conifers in June
Even the most common species of conifers in June are very elegant, as they have a two-tone color. If you look closely, you can see that the simplest ate ordinary young growth is several shades lighter, while ate prickly blue young paws gently blue, as opposed to mature silver.
Breeders have developed this feature of conifers and created many varieties, whose growth can have a color contrasting with old needles (golden, white and even red). By mid-June, in such varieties, the brightness of growth begins to fade, but in some breeds, cones become the main decoration.
If you like to admire conifers decorated with charming cones, then in the garden you must certainly plant fir. Of the many species of fir, Korean fir very early begins to bear fruit and begins to please with an abundance of cones from a young age.
In June, young cones are already taking shape and are becoming like children's Christmas toys. Over time, they will increase in size and acquire a purple or brown color, and now you can admire the special touching charm of the kids.Young cones on Korean fir.
Some varieties ate - Acrocon, "Push", Lucky Strike - the bumps are also admirable. Depending on the variety and age, they can have cones of various colors - from pinkish to raspberry red, which makes it appear from afar that the Christmas tree has blossomed.
In June, needles are already well formed on young candles near a pine tree, during this period it is favorable to form a conifer conifer so that the trees grow more luxuriant and compact.
Shrubs blooming in June
Most of the ornamental shrubs, popular for their colorful conspicuous foliage, look especially attractive in June, because their elegant foliage acquires additional decoration in the form of blossoming inflorescences.
In June, barberries, derain, vesicle, privet and other decorative foliage bloom. And although their flowering is not catchy, the placers of small flowers make you look longer at these stably bright plants. Many shrubs, valuable precisely for their remarkable flowering, also begin to bloom in June.
Feeling the ravishing smell of jasmine in the air, you can be sure that a fragrant bush is growing nearby. mock. Breeders today have not been able to get any new colors, except for a snow-white mock-up, except for varieties that have small purple marked at the base of the petals (mock-up Bel Etoile).Chubushnik "Bel Etoile".
But the shape and size of the flower are so diverse that among gardeners there are collectors of garden jasmine, who could not decide on their favorite variety.
Globally, you can divide all mock-ups into simple and terry. If for you the main advantage of a chubushnik is a bright aroma, then you should be careful when choosing a variety, since a number of terry varieties are completely devoid of aroma.
In some non-double varieties, the aroma is unique, it is not jasmine at all, but similar to the smell of fresh apples (grade "Ripe apples") or wild strawberry (mock "Strawberry").
Earliest grades weigels also start in late May and early June. During this period, the weigel is strewn with bells of shades of pink, burgundy, white and, in some species, yellow.Weigela 'Sonic Bloom'.
Flowering of this shrub lasts about a month. If a haircut is carried out after flowering, this will increase the likelihood of repeated flowering towards the end of summer.
Read more about growing weigels in our article Weigela - one of the best flowering shrubs of spring.
Rose "Flamment" ("Dance of the Flame")
In our Gardening in June, you can observe the flowering of this fiery rose literally on every second site. And no wonder, because this rose is absolutely winter-hardy and does not need shelter, is resistant to adverse weather conditions and is rarely affected by diseases and pests.Rose "Flammentant" ("Dance of the Flame").
During the flowering period, it is an enchanting sight - a huge bush, completely strewn with bright red (with a slight crimson hue) glowing flowers.
"Flammentants" - one of the most widespread varieties of climbing roses, but it passes from hand to hand, most often, under the name "red climbing rose" or even terry dog rose (due to the fact that after flowering, fruits are abundantly tied on it).
If in June you will meet in someone’s front garden a huge bush of roses above two meters, covered with bright flowers, then most likely, it’s just the “Flammentants” rose in front of you.
The only drawback of this rose is a single flowering. The shrub will be in bloom for about a month, the rest of the time the rose will be present in the garden in the form of a massive thorny shrub that does not represent decorative value and takes up a lot of space in the garden. Another minor disadvantage of this variety is the lack of aroma.
Perennials blooming in June
The fragrance of peonies immediately immerses us in the gentle June warmth. Fragrant grassy peonies bloom precisely at this time, but there are many other plants that fill the June garden with color and aroma.
Read more about the most fragrant garden plants in the article 10 flowers that will fill the garden with unique aromas.
The early varieties of irises begin to bloom in May, but in June the main parade of iridescent flowers of the goddess Irida begins. Species Siberian irises with narrow foliage and purple flowers grow very quickly and they are often evicted from the garden to the front garden, outside the site.Siberian irises.
Modern varieties of Siberian irises grow more slowly. They have a very rich palette and incredible color combinations. Some varieties are notable for terry flowers and wavy petals, like ruffles.
Bearded Irises with fringe on the petals can be found in every garden. Among the abundance of varieties of literally all the colors of the rainbow, each grower will find several loved ones.
For details on what irises are, read the article Irises in the Garden - Classification and Use in Design.
If your irises do not bloom, there may be several reasons:
- buds do not form (most likely, irises are buried during planting or their root tubers are in the shade; for abundant flowering of irises, the upper part of the tuber should be well warmed up by the sun);
- the buds rot (most often, the cause of the death of the buds is the iris fly, the larvae of which can be seen breaking the bud; sometimes excessive moisture and the development of fungal diseases also lead to this problem).
In early June, many species of a large genus of bluebells bloom. Most often found in gardens bell Carpathian, crowded bell, point bell, peach bell other. Even the most ordinary peach-leaved bell with simple purple flowers will always adorn the shady corners of the garden.Bell "Sarastro".
In contrast to the modest natural appearance of this bell, modern varieties are distinguished by a more solemn appearance due to double and semi-double flowers. In the bell variety "La Bello" terry flowers have a lilac hue. And the variety La Bonnet Ami - snow-white, like porcelain, flowers.
The peach-leaved bell gives abundant self-seeding, but shoots appear in the most unexpected places, and terry seedlings are most often non-seed.
Amazing bell Sarastro It is still not very common in gardens, and this is a big omission for lovers of bell-shaped flowers. This is a charming bell, as if descended from the pages of a children's book.
This variety has very large (up to 7 centimeters long and 5 in diameter) flowers of saturated purple color and a classic drooping form. Unlike its ancestor, the bell-pointed one, the Sarastro hybrid is not so aggressive and grows at a moderate pace, but is also unpretentious and grows well in partial shade.
The word “cornflower” immediately brings up the image of a pretty blue flower that grows weed on a rye field. But perennial cornflowers blooming in June have a wider color palette.Cornflower mountain.
For instance, large-cornflower distinguished by large baskets of yellow color. One of the most common unpretentious perennials white cornflower has large pink heads. In addition, this species is decorated with cirrus dissected leaves, slightly resembling fern foliage.
Mountain cornflower has a more familiar appearance and its inflorescences are similar to the enlarged baskets of the usual meadow cornflower. Most often, this cornflower blossoms cornflower blue petals, but there are varieties of white, lilac and pink.
All perennial cornflowers are valued for their high vitality and ability to prosper and delight in flowers without much care. The mountain cornflower, in addition, has a creeping rhizome and grows very well, decorating with heavenly flowers and bluish foliage those territories to which the gardener has not yet reached his hands.
The leotard is probably the most delicate and mysterious flower of June. According to one version, the plant received the Latin name for the flower “trollius” thanks to a legend telling that trolls prepared a magic potion in its goblet-shaped flowers.Swimsuit "Cheddar".
Everyone who has ever met a leotard in nature or in someone’s garden certainly wants to plant this plant in their area. At first glance, the leotard resembles a field buttercup, but it has a more refined form of flower and inflorescence much larger.
Due to the fact that the trollius has terry spherical flowers in halfway, the leotard resembles miniature roses or peonies. Depending on the type and variety, the leotard blooms at different times. One of the very first (at the end of May) a hybrid swimsuit blooms Lemon Queen with large spherical inflorescences of orange-yellow color.
In early June, the time comes for the most tender swimsuit Cheddarhaving wavy petals of a light yellow color with a slight lime hue.
Numerous varieties swimsuits chinese and Ledebour's swimsuits bloom much later - at the end of June.
The rarity of the leotard in the gardens is due to the fact that the plant hardly propagates by dividing the bush, and when grown from seeds, seedlings bloom only in the third or fourth year.
The bushes also do not grow too quickly, therefore it is recommended to purchase several young seedlings that form a small curtain - the bloom of the leotard is especially effective in mass.
A perennial species of poppy, blooming huge enchanting flowers in early June. Giant bright orange inflorescences with a diameter of 20 centimeters are familiar to many gardeners.Eastern poppy.
Numerous fluffy stamens of black color surrounded by a maroon stain inside the “glasses” give a special originality to the flowers. They give these flowers a mysterious look. The enormous feathery leaves of the plant add some mysticism, looking at which, it might seem that a miracle happened - the fern bloomed.
Recently, new varieties of poppy of the oriental variety of colors began to appear on sale, including the rare pure white variety White Rufflesalso valuable thanks to dissected petals. There are also soft pink, purple, salmon and burgundy colors, which are much easier to fit into the design of the garden than the old bright orange poppies.
This plant is extremely unpretentious and grows beautifully without special attention of the gardener. The only thing that can quickly destroy the eastern poppy is stagnation of water near the roots. Also, the plant is very difficult to transplant in adulthood, due to the presence of a long pivotal root.
Decorative bow (allium)
The extensive genus allium includes a rich variety of species that are valuable as vegetable plants, or are used for decorative purposes. Among beautifully blooming bows, there are both blooming in late spring and late summer.Allium 'Globemaster'.
A large group of hybrid alliums blooms in early to mid-June. Among these, you can select onions Purple sensation, Mount everest, moth bow, blue bow, Schubert bow, Christoph's bow and onion dark purple.
Recently, among landscape designers and ordinary flower lovers, there has been a real boom in decorative bows. And bows with giant inflorescences, which can be almost the size of a small child’s head, are especially popular.
Among these varieties stand out onion "Gladiator", Globemaster and Gigantum. These bows are more thermophilic than other varieties, and for the winter it is better to provide them with easy shelter from straw or fallen leaves.
The key to successful allium cultivation is a sunny place and light sandy loam soil without stagnation of water. On heavy loams, alliums are usually short-lived and often vanish. Therefore, you need to be prepared that plantings will have to be updated once every 2-3 years.
Sometimes the annual digging and drying of bulbs with the subsequent planting in autumn in flower beds helps to extend the life and improve flowering. That is, the same as we do in relation to varietal tulips.
Read more about growing alliums in the article Time to plant an allaria - choosing a place, varieties and partners for decorative bows.
In early June, meadows turn into blue-violet lakes due to the abundance of flowering meadow sage curtains. The fashion for natural flower beds has erected natural-looking flowers on a pedestal, and sage has become a popular garden flower.Sage "Caradonna".
In gardens, another type of sage is most often found - oak sage. Externally meadow sage and sage oak very similar, but the latter has a longer flowering period.
Given the regular removal of flowers, this plant is able to remain in bloom until late autumn. But sage has the most magnificent decoration at the beginning of summer.
Popular varieties of sage for mixborders "Caradonna" (tall, has purple inflorescences) Rose queen (with purple flowers) New Duration (dwarf undersized variety).
The largest notable inflorescences appear in the natural species. survivors creeping, which, however, does not have such attractive leaves as numerous garden forms.The little thing is creeping.
Throughout the summer, this popular landowner decorates the garden with its multi-colored foliage (purple, variegated, white-edged), and in early June the plant delights with noticeable spike-shaped inflorescences of blue-violet color.
They rise above the carpet of variegated leaves, giving the shaded corners of the garden an additional charm. Unfortunately, the more interesting the pattern on the foliage, the smaller and inexpressive are the inflorescences of the tenacious. The most abundant flowering with fairly high peduncles has a variety Atropurpurea with dark foliage characterized by a purple tint.
Dear readers! In this article, I talked about shrubs and perennials that grow in our garden. Naturally, there are much more plants that reach their decorative peak in June. We will be glad if in the comments to the article you talk about your favorite flowers and shrubs of early summer.