June, it's time for berry bushes and fruit trees. They bloom to be pollinated, start to fruit then ripen at the end of summer.
In my garden there are many bushes of black, white and red currant, I also have some gooseberry bushes.
This May I've decided to take picture of their flowers. Above is the gooseberry bush flower, I think its shape is a bit unusual, reminds me a sea creature :-).
Here are pictures of black currant flowers, they were small, a lot on all the branches.
By the way looking at the gooseberry bush I noticed many flowers as well. They were hidden with dense leaves.
The red currant flowers were gathered in clusters, lots of future berries.
June is warmer than May, green fruit and berries already grow up and ripen. I suppose I will have good harvest this summer.
My small cherry-plum started to blossom for the first time. I think the berries must be yellow ones. As the label says :-). It grows as a low tree or bush, but it did not set fruit till now.
Last tulips and daffodils decorate the beds and front garden. When the wind blows they sway their heads as if saying farewell till next spring. I love them and show you their beauty.
In June the small sedum (Sedum ochroleucum) is in bloom, its yellow fluffy lowers are seen between tulip faded leaves.
New rhododendron 'Roseum Elegance' has started to flower, opening its buds every day. The flowers are pink and big enough.
The conifers wintered well, sprouted new light green needles. The small one is a silver fir and the taller one is a pine pruned as niwaki (garden bonsai). I like pruning my pines in niwaki style and I think when silver fir is grown up I will made it in niwaki style as well.
Do you love eating fresh berries or just berry jam? Do you grow any berry bushes in your garden?
Do you leave tulip faded leaves on beds or do you cut them off? What is your experience?