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Gardener’s Bloom Day — June 2009

June 15, 2009

It’s garden blogger’s bloom day today, and it’s been months since I put out an update of blooming in my garden.

Goatsbeard Attracting Bees & Adding Beauty Simultaneously

Goatsbeard Attracting Bees & Adding Beauty Simultaneously

Today I decided to share a bit of what’s blooming. Then, as I was photographing, I found myself more interested in what is fruiting. In any case, following are just a few select shots among a wide array of beautiful blooms and fruits in my June garden.

This first photo illustrates one of the best additions I’ve made to my garden. This native Goatsbeard, also known as Giant Astilbe or by its botanical name Aruncus dioicus, is not only stunning, but every bee in town swarms to it. Tiny sweat bees feed on it; honey bees scramble through it; bumblebees gracelessly tumble through the itsy-bitsy blossoms; even yellowjackets can’t resist its nectar.Β  It is found throughout most of the northern hemisphere and makes a stunning addition to any garden. Plus, placed near your edibles, it will bring in those summer pollinators who will divert to your tomatoes, squash and other delicious blooms as well.Enjoy a photo array of some of my favorite shots from the garden on this lovely mid-June day:

Ripe June and Everbearing Strawberries

Ripe June and Everbearing Strawberries

A Bountiful Brassica Bed

A Bountiful Brassica Bed

Ornamental Allium

Ornamental Allium

Garlic Scape Harvest

Garlic Scape Harvest

Cucumber Seeking Bumblebee

Cucumber Seeking Bumblebee

Bountiful Snowpeas

Bountiful Snowpeas

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