It is taking a little more effort in June to put together something interesting from our Two Gardens this winter. Even though the foliage and the surrounding trees and shrubs are not looking too shabby, the blooms are timid and don’t seem in the mood to show their faces. We have captured a few hidden gems and hope to impress a few of you this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in June 2012

I have not spent enough time cultivating blooms to give an impressive show this month, but the few sunny days we have in between the cold Winter showers has kept a few beauties from hiding all together. Because of the way our house is positioned, we have a lot of dew during the winter days and it never really dries out and the air is icy when the sun has set. So when the sun is out there is a short window of warmth that penetrates the garden and the house. Let’s see what we can find …

Erigeron bloom – a lovely ground cover

A pretty strawberry flower

Tansy – coming or going? not sure!

First bloom for my Mexican Petunia

The only Lobelia still standing-bad chickens!

Euphorbia

Winter Meadow showing promise of blooms

Cleomes still blooming – amazing!

Nasturtiums popping up everywhere!

Winter roses are looking lovely.

Here’s whats blooming in Christine’s Garden in June 2012 …

You have to really look hard for blooms in my garden this winter. Without the Camellias my winter garden would be very drab but it is still a joy to see a hint of spring to come as all the bulbs are emerging and are looking strong and lush. Don’t let the photographs fool you – it might look like I have lots going on, but in reality it is only the camellias you would notice if you popped in for a visit today. All the other blooms are hiding shyly behind them …

The stunning red Camellia, size of a side plate

The pretty Brachycombe daisyBrachycombe daisy

Lavender blooms going strongLavender blooms going strong

Hidden behind the CamelliasHidden behind the Camellias

Also hidden … you have to really lookAlso hidden ... you have to really look

The splendiferous Camellias!The splendiferous Camellias!

Salvia and daisies in a sunny spotSalvia and daisies in a sunny spot

These bloom here all year longThese flower all year round in my garden

Winter prettiness … little white daisiesWinter prettiness ... little white daisies

Borage bursts into bloom! I love itBorage bursts into bloom! I love it

The last of the “Mona Lavender”The last of the "Mona Lavender"

Looky look! What have we here … Witoogie having a feast

Witoogie foraging for food

That’s all Folks!

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in May to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in their gardens today or see Seepferds Garten for the German version. 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 YOU have blooming in YOUR garden right now!

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