For many gardeners, this is the week or two between peonies and coreopsis.

It is still a week or two before the daylilies and the hostas bloom.

So, how do you design and cultivate a garden that has continual blooms and continual color?

If you visit the nursery and choose a perennial in bloom now, then it will bloom this time in June-year after year.

Here are some of the perennials in bloom this week:

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Also known as Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflous is a magnificent June bloomer. The buds look like delicate blue balloons and the the flower opens into a five-pointed star.

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Phlox Paniculata var ‘Barphlopanflaliblu’ (say that three times fast), better known as Volcano Phlox is a brand and variety of phlox grown specifically for its superior mildew tolerance. Grows well in sun or shade. This profusion of blooms is just what your June garden needs!

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Salvia is a sturdy and deer resistant perennial. Deadhead the first set of blooms and you will be rewarded with a second round. Drought-tolerant enough to mix with grasses in a hot dry spot, but also an elegant, upright bloom for any sunny perennial bed.

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Foxgloves come in so many different colors and varieties. These are bi-annuals, but they will reseed themselves near where you plant them.

Another option for visual interest at different points in the season is bright and varied foliage

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We love this Aralia cordata ‘Sun king.’ Its chartreuse color pops all summer long.

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Is it “quiet” in your garden this week?

We don’t mean, is your neighbor’s dog barking?

We mean, is your garden lacking in color–in-between blooming perennials?

Visit our plant nursery in on the corner of Cottekill Road and Rt. 213 in Rosendale, NY and find something blooming for your garden this week.

Victoria Gardens
1 Cottekill Rd.
Rosendale, NY