Jan Murin from Wisconsin, shares highlights with us from her June garden.
"June is my favorite time for the garden. The colors and fragrances are fresh and neither I nor the plants are tired. I am in southeast Wisconsin near Lake Michigan which can mean spring temperatures 10 degrees cooler than areas only a few miles west of us."
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Love the colors! Bet you are looking forward to JUne
Beautiful colours!!! I would have sworn I was looking at a public botanical garden rather than a private one!!!! Nicely done!
Easy to see why you love, love, love your June garden, Jan. The colors are all so vibrant and joyful. Your plants are like a wonderful choir working together to sing a hymn of happiness. That magnolia 'Sunsation' is a stunner and I feel I need to do a google search on it to learn more about it.
That magnolia really caught my eye, too, Michaele. I really love the yellow magnolias, and this one looks like it has some gorgeous peach tones with some reddish. Love it.
I've been really happy with this magnolia. It's smaller than many of the other yellows, hardy to zone 4b and blooms late so there little chance of frost damage to the flowers. Though I imagine that benefit may have a downside if it gets really warm in June.
After doing a little googling on 'Sunsation', it seems like it can't take a bad picture or get a bad review.
Good morning, Jan. Like Diane, I think my favorite photo is the one with the athyrium, hellebores, blue hosta, and actea. Great combo. You captured the perfect lighting for the photo. Also loved the awesome yellow of that magnolia. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you. I have learned so much about using texture by visiting this blog.
Jan, your gardens are beautiful! Tell me, what is the flower in the first picture that is reddish with a yellow center?
That is an old peony called Puffs of Pink. Looking at that picture I'm thinking perhaps I should move it away from the red poppy. Funny how you notice things looking at a photo.
Jan, what pretty garden. I love all your plant combinations. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoyed seeing your garden!
I said, "Wait!. Is that all there is?" Beautiful garden, Jan, I'm just begging for more pictures.
So far, we've had a warm April and a rainy, cold May. I can't wait till my garden is blooming like yours! It took me a minute this morning to realize it's not June in Wisconsin!!!
I'm not even sure that it's May here given the chill. All the plants that were so happy in April have gone on strike and refuse to grow. The grass doesn't even need cutting.
36° F here this morning! Crazy.
Love the vivid color combinations!
You have a beautiful garden, Jan! Looks like you have such a nice setting for it as well. I'd love to see more photos!
Wow! Gorgeous! I absolutely love your garden. Is the blue hosta in your pic Blue Angel? Just look at that Japanese Fern! What is the plant to the right of the fern? I've seen it before but can't remember the name for the life of me!
Thank you. Yes, the hosta is Blue Angel, one of the first hostas I planted. To the right of the fern are hellebores - the flowers last for months.
Lush, textural, floriferous and lovely. Looks so wonderful. It looks a bit like my May garden and this spring, my April garden.....
The weather map looks like you might be having a blast of frigid weather, how are your gardens holding up?
We stayed warmer than predicted because of the semi-urban heat sink: a balmy 36°F this morning. If we hadn't had summer weather in March and April off and on, this would be normal......
I covered some tropicals, but everything looked fine this morning.
Jan, your June gardens are a winter weary gardener's dream, the mass of blooms is spectacular! I'm guessing you are eager for another beautiful show in a few weeks once your weather warms up again!
Jan, I live in Sheboygan County, approx. 1/4 mile away from Lake Michigan. I completely understand the lake's impact on temperatures. Love ur gardens, great inspiration.
Yes, though last night the lake was helpful. I check the lake temperature more than the weather forecast to see if I need to worry about frost. Last night the lake was 37 to 40 degrees so I was comfortable not covering anything.
So beautiful. I love that Magnolia and I am on the quest to add a yellow Magnolia next year. I will watch for this one . I love the touch of pink.
Your garden is a beauty...so lush and well maintained. Beautiful
Careful camera angles can hide a multitude of sins.
Simply lovely, truly a passionate gardener's Paradise. Thank you for sharing the loveliness with us. It gives me inspiration.
Good morning, Jan. What a beautiful, lush garden you get to play in. That 'Sunsation' magnolia is on our list of must haves and seeing it in bloom just confirms that we need it. I love the shade photo. You have some very robust hellebores. By June, mine are usually starting to fade a bit here since they bloom in the winter. Thanks for sharing.
what a lovely garden! I am always surprised at how microclimates can occur, sometimes within a few blocks! My Chicago gardens were always near the lake, so I had that 10degree difference a lot! Now, in Central IL, it's a totally different scenario.
Absolutely LOVE the hellebores nestled under the hostas.
Beautiful! All my favorite plants. Don't you just love spring?
There's really nothing like the green shades we get in spring.
So colorful and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Especially love your cover photo and Love your Clematis 'Guernsey Cream' and 'Northern Lights' azaleas and creeping phlox............
Delightful. Really digging the color collective. Spring brilliance at play in your beautiful garden.
Sophisticated colors combos in that azalea pic... I'm working on an azalea bed with the oranges, reds & whites. Stunning
Oh. my goodness! Your garden is just....GORGEOUS! Love every one of your plants and your combinations. June IS very different from delicate May, isn't it? I love them both1
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