I’m taking a break from edibles today to showcase some of the things we have blooming here in late June. Every year I plant petunias all around Happy Acres in various containers and planters, and they are all in full bloom now. Out by our driveway I have a large pot planted with Easy Wave Berry Velour and E3 Easy Wave Coral. They are spilling over the sides of the pot, and brighten up the area. We also have Easy Wave Pink Passion in a pot over in the sun garden, sitting on a metal table and chairs along with a few other annuals.
I have Profusion series zinnias planted in containers around the gardens. Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor is a 2021 AAS Winner, and it was a standout for us in last year’s garden. I started several others from seed this year, including the Profusion Apricot which I have growing in a container on our front porch.
Out in the Wild Garden, lots of perennials are blooming, including the 2021 AAS Winner Sweet Daisy Birdy. It lights up the area around the birdbath, which is a popular place in summer.
The Sombrero Adobe Orange echinacea is a recent addition to the garden, but it is covered in bright orange flowers in its first year. Other plants around the birdbath include several coreopsis which are blooming now, and a newly planted yarrow called Strawberry Seduction. Small pollinators visit the yarrow blooms on a regular basis.
We have lots of coneflowers planted in several beds, and they are always popular with bees and butterflies alike.
Honeybees and bumblebees are loving the native button bush. This was a small plant we brought home from a native plant sale, and it has grown to be taller than me in a few years time.
Bee Balm is a magnet for bees and butterflies, and the tall red and purple ones are blooming now.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at some of the things we have blooming here at the end of June. I will be back soon with more happenings from Happy Acres!