I look forward to June each year as a time when my chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) comes into bloom. My unidentified heirloom variety is approaching full bloom.
Last winter I pruned the vitex heavily and it has responded with vigorous new growth. It promises to be a banner year. One of the wonderful attributes of this plant is that it responds so well to deadheading. If I can get up high enough (my Arranger has strict rules to keep me low on the ladder) to remove the spent flowers, it will rebloom completely. That is a winner; it came from a second generation cutting from my aunt and was originally in my grandmother’s garden.
The bees love it as much as I do.
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have put in their vases this week.