Mid June Flower Power


There are some seriously sweet flowers out right now. Blooms to be had everywhere you look, and bees to match. Each and every day it becomes more and more clear that living in Portland is truly like living in a garden! Some flowers linger through the season, and some must be caught in a narrow window of time.

Around this time last year, I was really into flower arranging and spend many an evening scouting flowers growing in public places I could gather for bouquets. Although I’m not quite as flower crazy now, I still love to look around the neighborhood to see what’s blooming.

The flower above, surrounded in its lacy collar is Nigella damascena, commonly called love-in-a-mist.

Clematis above, lavender below.


I love teeny tiny roses. This one’s quite fragrant despite it’s small stature.
And in case you need any more convincing that this is pure fairy land, a 2-inch tall carpet with ice-blue star flowers decorate path.
Way below…a geranium and bee.

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About Celia

I live in Portland, OR in a orange stucco apartment building surrounded by wild gardens. I love plants, yoga, going for walks, the Oregon wilderness, photography, gardening, herbal tea and creating. My Etsy shop is KyraBotanica, where I sell handmade herbal tea and natural body care products and fragrances.

3 thoughts on “Mid June Flower Power

  1. I love the soft light in your photos. So many different things blooming here! Chicory, wild flax, fleabane, Queen Anne’s Lace, Beardtongue, Chamomiles and Daisies, Mullein, several primroses…. so many different things! I laugh when people say the “blooming is all over now it is summer.” I don’t know where they are looking!

  2. So gorgeous. My heart feels so happy looking at so many flower photos. I was just out in Seattle and Portland for 4th of July, and I was blown away by the flowers! Everywhere you looked things were in bloom. I especially couldn’t believe the roses and lavender. I wish I could spend all summer out there.

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