Monday, June 15, 2020

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, June 2020

The northeast corner of Mississippi, USA, zone 7b

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American Goldfinch, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
There is nothing more pleasant than walking out in the garden in the early morning before the day gets hot and being greeted by a chorus of birdsong. It gets the day started off right! Feed the birds!

Now on to the flowers...

Linden Tree, Tilia.

Most of my Day Lilies have finished blooming, but I still have a couple to show.

I am sorry that I don't remember their exact names.



One of my roses is putting on a second flush of blooms!


And in the vegetable garden...
… Cucumbers!

And then there is this: a mushroom doing its impersonation of a flower bud opening!

But my prettiest blooms opened at the end of May, halfway between Bloom Days...
Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Weed, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 31, 2020
Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa.

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  1. Lea - Wow! Things are looking great down in Mississippi. We have a lot of birds in our garden this year. I love watching them from my kitchen window. I have learned they like oranges! I put out half an orange right by our bird bath in the morning. It does not last all day.

  2. I love all your blooms and nature shots and your photos are stunning! The mushroom really does look like a flower! Happy Bloom Day!

  3. So many beautiful bloomers in your garden right now, and that mushroom is interesting! The Spiderwort and Phlox are blooming here, too. We are just a bit behind you with the other plants--so much to look forward to. :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. You are so far ahead of us! I haven't seen any Monarchs here yet.

  5. Hello, beautiful variety of blooms. Love the Monarch and the Goldfinch! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  6. Bees, birds, blooms and butterflies! Beautiful.

  7. I love to hear the birds too. I do like seeing the Goldfinches. We don't get very hot and not humid whit heat here. Maybe rainy wet and that's our humidity. Love the flowers too. Funny mushroom

  8. I love hearing the birds and feeding them!

  9. Your daylily pictures remind me that I forgot to include mine in my Bloom Day post. Oh, well. Love the mushroom picture. I envy you your goldfinches since we only see them here during the winter.

  10. I love the flower impersonation by the mushroom, Lea. Happy GBBD!

  11. Love the colours in this post.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. What a creative mushroom!

    I agree the best blooms happen between GBBD posts. I have thought of snapping pictures during the month but that seems like cheating. It is fun to see exactly how the same varieties of plants are blooming at different rates around the world. I will fight vanity and show the truth...or at least some of the truth.

  13. The first thing that caught my eye was the the daylilies were almost finished blooming. In my garden universe I am waiting for the lilies to start sending up scapes. I love the picture of the mushroom. And that thunderhead at the top of your blog is beautifully ominous.

  14. All these amazingly beautiful flowers, Lea! A feast for the eyes. You were just in time to capture the bird at the feeder, Appreciate this festive post for All Sesaons. Have a wonderful month ahead, Jesh

  15. Awesome, butterfly weed. So far I haven't had luck getting it to grow in our yard. I like delicateness of the spiderwort bloom, and I'm imagining the scent of the gardenias. ahhhh.

  16. The 'pink' daylily is something special. Goldfinches have just arrived here, so they have not yet put on their yellow summer coats.


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