Garden of the Day

Flower Power June

Thanks to a reader for sending from Eckington:

“The raised beds and the pollinator garden are both doing well- and the garlic has been harvested and is curing…stay tuned for Garden Haul 2016 photos!”

Ed. Note: If you have great gardens (without a haul) you wouldn’t mind sharing you can also email to [email protected] and please include what neighborhood you live in. Thanks.

June collage

8 Comment

  • Great colors and green in that pollinator garden. Looking to plant a similar one – What are the plants layered there (clockwise from tall green in back left). Thanks!

    • Thanks! The tall green is false indigo- then there is Bee Balm (red)…there are black eyed susans planted throughout, but they are just starting to flower. There is also mint throughout. Behind the false indigo are herbs: rosemary, chives, thyme, and oregano wrapping all the way around. At the front of the pollinator circle is cat mint (the purple) which is covered all day everyday in bees. The border of the property is all lavender, black eyed susans and snap dragons at this time of year. In early spring (before the catmint, herbs and other flowers come back) the entire garden is 300+ red tulips, yellow daffodils and purple hyacinth. The two raised beds off to the left are all veggies and edible flowers- and the area by the porch is for berries…Organized chaos!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Beautiful!

  • justinbc

    Beautiful garden! The bees have been going nuts for our lavender this summer.

    • Start a hive and harvest some of that delicious lavender honey!!

      • justinbc

        We were just discussing that this weekend. I think due to DC’s laws with regard to proximity to property lines we would have to do it on the roof, but I’m definitely going to be looking into it.

    • Thanks! Interesting- our bees don’t really go for the lavender but they are all over the catmint flowers! Enjoy your garden 🙂

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