Our fourth combined post for the monthly Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, here’s whats happening in our Gardens in June 2011. With Winter cooling the earth and sending many of our plants into hibernation, there are no mass displays of beautiful blooms, but we do have a few lovelies to show off this month. We hope you enjoy our “June blooms”.

Here’s whats blooming in Christine’s Garden in June 2011

A week ago I was complaining that there would be no blooms to show this month for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Then, a fair amount of rain mixed with warm sunny days in between and what a surprise when I went to look for blooms to show. Lots of Camellias (pinks and reds), pink and maroon Azaleas, the first Narcissus bulbs are just opening their pretty faces (Yay!), my very first “grown from seed” Nasturtiums are blooming … all in all not a bad display for a winter garden. Condsidering that June has been a month of planning and some major changes have taken place in my garden including a drastic cutting back of overgrown trees, has sadly left my garden looking quite bleak. But when you get down to it there is lots of pretty in my garden – that is, if you look past the bare branches and sawn off tree tops, there are enough blooms to make me smile…

First Narcissus bloomsNarcissus Paper Whites

Narcissus CantabricusNarcissus Cantabricus

Rosa ‘Iceberg’ blooming againRosa 'Iceberg' blooming again

Cerise Azaleas bloomingMaroon Azaleas blooming

Red Camellias bloomingRed Camellias blooming

Purple Ribbon BushPurple Ribbon Bush

Sweet Alyssum never stopsSweet Alyssum

Lots of pinks bloomingLots of pinks blooming

First Nasturtium bloomFirst Nasturtium bloom

Lots of bright red berriesLots of bright red berries

Lets pop over to Barbie’s garden to see what she has to show …

Here’s whats blooming in Barbie’s Garden in June 2011

Chris, I had no doubt that you would have a beautiful show of winter flowers – your garden is alive with new shoots and anticipated bulbs and I love my visits and the “show-and-tell” as we wander around. They are just lovely! Thank you! My garden tends to hide the small blooms and my usual favourites never disappoint! I did find something blooming, even though I had to go on my hands and knees alot! In between my veggies and herbs were the flowers of these plants. This brought a whole new perspective and the close ups allow me to really see how perfect each flower in my garden can be! And talking about bees…… I caught a happy workers in the act!

Oh yes – I also have my first Nasturtiums from seed!!

Happy gardening to all our friends! xxx

My first Fuchsia!

Delicate and beautiful

My first Nasturtium flower

Violas still looking gorgeous

Delicate coriander bloom

Broccoli flower!

Protea still in bloom

Roses still delight

Sugar herb in bloom

Busy Bee in my lavender

 

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in June and then pop over to ‘Garten Blogger Blüten im Mei‘ over at Seepferds Garten for the German version of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! And if you haven’t joined yet and have some blooms you’d like to show off, please join in the fun of showcasing your blooms! We’d love to see what other South African’s have blooming in their winter gardens

Thank you for joining us!

Happy Gardening
xxx