Bob Jensen's Set 7-2019 of Early (June) Springtime Flowers
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

Our furnace kicked in nearly every night in June of 2019
Early springtime blooms were late in 2019, but they were helped along by the frequent rains

In this edition I will combine some new (2019) photographs with some previous photographs of early springtime
This is Cannon Mountain shrouded with lacy clouds


This is a (zoomed) photograph of Mt. Washington that I took from my desk in May


Below is one of our four Swedish propane stoves that supplement our furnace in the cold of winter and cool of June


Aside from crocus that occasionally blooms while there's still snow on the ground, our first color comes from phlox and azaleas 
This was the 2019 outcome in late June 2019



Erika can't work in our flower gardens like she used to enjoy so much
But she refuses to give up entirely


Phlox ---

The name is derived from the Greek word phlox meaning flame in reference to the intense flower colors of some varieties. Fertilized flowers typically produce one relatively large seed. The fruit is a longitudinally dehiscent capsule with three or more valves that sometimes separate explosively.Some species such as P. paniculata (garden phlox) grow upright, while others such as P. subulata (moss phlox, moss pink, mountain phlox) grow short and matlike. Paniculata or tall phlox, is a native American wildflower that is native from New York to Iowa south to Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas. It blooms from July to September.

Creeping phlox spreads rapidly and makes great ground cover. It can be planted to cover banks, fill spaces under tall trees, and spill and trail over slopes. Creeping phlox blooms in spring and produces long, spreading stems, which become woody with age. It was introduced into cultivation by the late 1700s.



Below is how the phlox looked in 2017


These are early-blooming azaleas on the north side of our cottage


By our driveway the crab apple tree behind the rock garden was barely starting to bloom when I took this shot


This is one of our rhododendron bushes at the end of June in our pond garden



This is a wild cherry tree on the south side of our cottage
The many cherries are not good for us to eat
But along about March hungry wild turkeys chomp them down while clinging awkwardly to the winter time branches
Behind the clump of trees in the background is our 2+ acre wildflower field (that we can see from our cottage)


In  late June the lupine in our wild flower field finally bloomed



This blooming bush is called a Polka Weigela


The flowers that require the most work are my wild roses
They are a lot of work, because I cut out tons of winter kill before they bloom in late June
What helps is that I mount a chipper on the back of the tractor that chips up all the dead rose wood





It would not be springtime in these mountains without the sweet fragrance in the wind from lilacs



This is the Lord of the Manor who also is known as the Gardner
Gardening is about all that lures him away from the computer these days


In June 2019 the Lord of the Manor cut back his planting of New Guinea Impatiens to only 42 large plants
 He prefers to plant New Guinea Impatiens because they are in full bloom when planted in June ad stay fully bloomed until the hard freeze of October
And they don't have to be constantly dead headed like most other annuals
And during our long summer days they grow into relatively large mounds of perpetual- flowers



Summertime Favorite Flowers

Set 1 --- 

Set 2 ---

Set 3 ---

Set 4 ---

Set 5 ---

Set 6-2017a of Favorite Summertime Flowers 

 Set 7-2019 of Early (June) Springtime Flowers 

Set 10-2018 Bears, Blue Birds, and Other Summertime Pictures  

The Life Cycle of Our Peonies in 2012 ---

Set 1 of Wes Lavin's 2017 Summer Pictures

Tallahassee Camellias, Azaleas, and Wakulla Springs ---  
We lived on an acreage in Florida 1978-1982 while I was on the faculty of Florida State University

Impatiens --- My Favorite Annual

The Seasonal Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens
Part 1:  May-June 

Erika's Roses and the Seasonal Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens
Part 2:  July-August  

Part 3:   Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens (dead and gone after the first freeze)

Part 4 Photographs of My Impatiens and Other Flowers of Summer    

Part 5: Photographs of My Impatiens and Other Flowers of Summer

Roses --- Domestic

Set 1 of Erika's Roses ---

Set 2 of Erika's Roses --- 

Roses --- Our Wild Roses

Set 1 of Wild Roses ---
Also see  ---

Set 2 of Wild Roses ---

Set 3 of Wild Roses ---


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


I see from my house by the side of the road
By the side of the highway of life,
The men who press with the ardor of hope,
The men who are faint with the strife,
But I turn not away from their smiles and tears,
Both parts of an infinite plan-
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.
Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)


On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---


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