June is my favorite month for flowers in the garden. Perhaps that is why brides like it so much? The peonies are hard to beat, but when the oriental and field lilies begin to bloom incandescently, they take the starring role.
ORIENTAL LILLIES – HARDY PERENNIAL BULB
LARKSPUR – A SELF-SEEDING ANNUAL SHARING SPACE WITH PUMPKIN VINES
CLEMATIS – A PERENNIAL THAT LIKES ITS HEAD IN THE SUN AND ROOTS IN THE SHADE
Plants that are self-sufficient make my gardening experience much easier–ones that perennially emerge and those that plant themselves from last season’s seed. I enjoy the color and show and let them grow where it is convenient while spending most of my time on the vegetables and herbs. Flowers among the pumpkins make me smile.