Unequivocally, the stars of my June garden are Achillea 'Moonshine' and the Agapanthus.
|Clumps of Agapanthus are spread throughout the garden. Most bloom in shades of blue but there are some white blooms too.|
|The front garden is especially colorful right now, as you can see from the photo on the left. The highlights include: more Agapanthus, Gaura lindheimeri, Hemerocallis 'Spanish Harlem', Cuphea 'Starfire Pink' and Rosa 'Pink Meidiland'.|
While the Echiums are fading, the daylilies are pumping out new blooms
|Echium candicans 'Star of Madeira', shown here, is waning and I've already cut back the spent bloom spikes of Echium webbii (not shown) in the back garden|
|New blooms of (left to right) Hemerocallis 'Indian Giver', 'Plum Perfect' and 'Spanish Harlem' greet me every morning. 'Spanish Harlem' has been especially prolific this year despite our very dry winter.|
Like the front garden, some areas of the garden are putting on an especially strong show this month.
A few other areas offer more subtle displays of color.
|In addition to Catananche caerulea and Convolulus sabatius, there's some noID Brachyscome and thyme in the mix here|
|Crassula pubescens ssp radicans has filled in the areas between various agaves and aloes on the south side of the house|
|Penstemon x mexicali 'Carillo Purple' and Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly' provide subtle color echoes of one another here|
|Gaillardias 'Arizona Sun' (left) and 'Fanfare Citronella' (right)|
|Globularia x indubia - it's also known as Globe Daisy but I call it my hairy blue eyeball plant|
|Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights'|
|Melaleuca thymifolia - the plant itself looks ungainly but the blooms are extraordinary|
|Romneya coulteri (aka Matilija Poppy), beloved by bees|
I'll close with a few collages capturing the best of the rest.
|Top row: Consolida ajacis, Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick', and Geranium incanum, a weed in an unreachable spot|
Bottom row: Limonium perezii, Ozothamnus diosmifolius, and Plectranthus neochilus
|And a fond farewell to Lathyrus odoratus, the remains of which I pulled out of my cutting garden on Wednesday evening|
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