We had more rainy than sunny days in June, and have had some rain this month, too. It was raining when I first got up this morning, but as soon as it lightened up, I went out to the back yard to take photos of some back yard blooms for Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday. Many of the hostas are blooming. Nothing grows well under the dryer vent, but the hostas around it are doing OK. There is insect, probably slug damage on the leaves, but some of the holes may be hail damage.
The monarda was flopped down from the rain this morning, so, when I noticed it wasn't as much this evening, I went out and took more photos. I decided to show more of the yard that is to the east of the deck. The row of hostas is against the north side of the house.
The clematis soon will be joined by lots of morning glory blooms. There are a few so far, but I forgot to include that photo.
The clematis is doing well in this pot in this spot. This is probably the last year for the pot, though, because the bottom is rusted out. There is a portulaca growing on the bottom left of it.
We still have lots of items blocking the plants to prevent Heidi from digging.
The closest hosta to the edge of the house shows on the right side of the photo, next to the monarda. The picket over the chain link is to prevent Heidi from jumping over the fence and running through the neighborhood. The pots of lavender are in hopes of having something pleasant to smell, since the gravel area is where Heidi goes after she eats.
The monarda is 'Jacob Cline'. I like it with the echinacea, 'Magnus', gray headed coneflower and lavender.
I've clipped back the asters a time or two. The stiff goldenrod has mildew or something on the bottom leaves, but the newer growth has been green awhile. I'd thought about cutting it back, but maybe I should just take some of the lower leaves off.
I need to look to see when the goldenrods and such bloomed last year. It looks like the stiff goldenrod will be blooming soon. That's false sunflower on the other side of the fence.
More gray-headed coneflower, 'Magnus', and aster are along the fence. The area along the shed is an area Heidi has dug in a lot. She has dug out several coneflowers. For some reason, I have a black-eyed Susan behind the pot with the snapdragons in it.
I forgot to point out the volunteer holyhock next to the gray-headed coneflower on the edge of the shed.
The variegated false sunflowers are filling in nicely, after having been eaten to the ground by rabbits this spring.
Here's the view looking back to the driveway, with the deck on the left.
On the other side of the hose stand, some morning glories are growing with wild petunias at their feet.
Head on over to Jean's blog to see what else people have blooming for Tuesday, or go take some photos and show what's blooming your way.