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Friday, June 7, 2013

The Heart of the June Garden


Milan Kundera reminds us that “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.” On this rainy Friday, it’s just a sneak peek at what’s speaking in the garden today. I love Sweet William Dianthus barbatus (Caryophyllaceae) in all its gallant colors. This coral tone one above is a favorite of mine.

For whatever reason, our Peonies are a tad slow to bloom this season.
As you can see from the above image of this Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ it is taking its time. But here’s one I snapped last year at the end of May. She’s a beauty. Pink ruffled edges that can speak to any heart.

 As we prepare for the deluge of rain on the way, be certain the next time you see the sunshine to check for disease and pests. Let’s end with a colorful Geranium. Her official name is Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce'. The blossom is elegant and dainty all at the same time.
I couldn’t capture ‘Rozanne’ because she’s not quite showing off her purple blossoms. But just an FYI on great Geraniums - the Royal Horticultural Society named “Rozanne’ Geranium “Plant of the Centenary” and previously (in 2008) it was named Perennial Plant of the Year.
One can never object when the heart of the garden speaks. Now got on those galoshes and build an arc for all this rain.

All Images by Ann Bilowz ©  
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus (Caryophyllaceae)
Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce'
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