June in the Garden

Flowers are blooming in the garden as the floral show continues in June.  We have such a nice growing season here with flowers coming out week after week.  Let’s take a stroll around our place, beginning in the flower beds out front where one of the asters has bloomed.   I think the other one is a fall bloomer.

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The hydrangea is blooming its head off.  I gave it a top dressing of lime just after this photo was taken as I like the lavendar color and pink flowers more than the blue.

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A couple of days later and the newer blooms have a shift towards the purple.

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Beautiful, aren’t they!  Lovely for cut flowers too, the ones I did last week for the Al Fresco Tablescape are still fresh and pretty on the veranda table a week later!

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The latest blooms are definitely moving more pink.

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This deeper purple one is beautiful too.

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In the front bed, the dianthus blooms were the perfect spot for my Cake Topper Yard Art.

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White snapdragons are blooming.

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The first of the daylilies came out this week.  This one with the deep purple ruffled petals and yellow throat is nice.

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The white June lily was a gift at Easter a few years ago.  I planted the bulb in the bed after it finished that year, and it had bloomed again in June for four years now.  This year only one flower instead of three, but still lovely.

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Thanks to my friend Bonnie, I’ll have tomatoes this year.  She took pity on me and my pathetic attempt at growing seedlings under the lights and gave me six of her hearty tomato plants.

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Out back, the wild clingstone peach tree has a few ripening peaches.  Once again, I hope to get them before the bear does.  DH wants another Fresh Peach Coffee Cake.  I may have to get some at the Farmer’s Market.

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I moved my thrift store find garden art bicycle to the front next to the iris bed.

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I have to admit that I have no idea what this plant is.  It came up in the front flower bed, and I don’t know if it is a weed or something I planted and forgot about.  It looks like it is going to bloom, so maybe I’ll figure out what it is soon.

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Rainy days and low clouds make the layers of hills and mountains going across the valley easier to see.

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And look who is back.  We ran him off again, and my peaches are still there, but he seems to like this area.

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A group of four male wild turkeys were strutting around, preening for each other and looking for a handout.  I guess they are practicing for the mating season.

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This one seems to think he is hot stuff.  I hope he finds a lady this fall.

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On the veranda, the lobelia continues its show.

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The verbena is starting to bloom.

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White petunias bloom next to dusty miller.

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All the geraniums are blooming.  I am so pleased that these made it over the winter in the Carolina room.

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Here is the other one, also blooming its head off.

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Gorgeous deep pink flowers.

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Impatiens are happy in the little tables.

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Oregano and parsley are getting big and ready for kitchen use.

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Yellow torenias with purple throats bloom profusely.

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The purple torenia baskets are hosting hummingbirds daily, but I have yet to capture one in a picture..

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Sitting outside in the early morning with a hot cup of coffee, or in the cool of the evening is peaceful and relaxing.

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What is going on in your garden?

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24 thoughts on “June in the Garden

  1. Pamela Arbour

    Loved the garden tour. My very first thought was “I wonder if she will have any visitors!” Of course you did. I always like to them. Your blog makes me want to move there! LOL

  2. Patricia Evans

    Lovely look at your June garden In my garden, the Siberian iris are just finishing and the German bearded iris are in full bloom. The peonies are budded and early varieties are blooming. I’ve finally gotten most of my annuals planted, but still have some zinnias to find room for. I’ve received some dahlia tubers and started plants from a serious dahlia grower, I just need to figure out where to put them and hope the deer don’t devour them. I think your mystery plant near the irises is a coneflower. At least I don’t have any bear to contend with, not yet anyway.

    1. Your mystery plant is an echinacea (purple coneflower) perennial., although it may not bloom until the second year, leave the seeds for the birds or take them off if you don’t want it to reseed.

  3. You have so many beautiful flowers, I can understand why you want to sit in those rockers and just enjoy life! You know, it’s probably time for you to name your bear visitor. When you add the lime to your hydrangea, do you just sprinkle it on top of the soil by the plant, or do you mix it in (I’m not much of a gardener, obviously). I’m wondering if I could do that with my hydrangea tree.

  4. Oh, that garden art bicycle – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It must be a pure pleasure to stroll around your garden, Carole – or to view it from your verandah. Your hydrangeas are beautiful – I’ve given up on growing them, so I’ll be content with looking at yours. Even though it’s Winter here, some plants are still flowering – lavender and Bird of Paradise amongst many others.

  5. Karen Marlow-Goad

    your mystery plant looks like my purple coneflower the leaves on the black-eyed susan are a little wider. Wow a bear wandering through your yard, if you have too much of a problem with him you should call animal control especially if there are a lot of kids in your neighborhood. Love all your flowers

  6. Your garden looks terrific! I am growing some torenia for the first time this year. Mine are different colors than yours. That yellow one is so striking!

  7. Laura White

    Let us know what your mystery plant turns out to be. My vote is for purple cone flower, but if you don’t have any in your yard already, I wonder how it got there.

  8. connie wolfe

    Wonderful flower photos! I agree with the comment on the unknown flower. Looks like a Black Eyed Susan to me. Rainfall has been heavy with the yearly total being about 9 inches over the average for Northern Kentucky. Perhaps this is the reason my Susan’s have large leaves and are already over a foot in height. Hope you enjoy their bright flowers.
    Connie

    1. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

      Thanks for the tour! Lovely flowers. I agree with Patricia. Your mystery plant looks like an echinacea…cone flower. I have pink and white ones bursting into bloom now. Also have yellow “black eyed Susan” that I’m trying to thin. They spread by underground root rhizomes and are a nuisance plant, taking over the flower beds. We have young pear trees and the bears around here have broken down our neighbors trees. Hopefully our Mountain Cur and the big shepherd dog will keep them away. Happy gardening!!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Gorgeous flowers. Hydrangeas and roses are my favorite flowers, especially the pink/purple hydrangeas! I need to get another one. So far they have not made it very long in our clay soil!

    We have lots of wildlife roaming our woods, but so glad we haven’t had a bear – at least so far! A few have been sighted here but none real close by.

  10. Olivia in the piedmont NC

    Love the garden , my hydrangeas are blooming and enjoying the black eye susans and the gardenia in full bloom and smells heavenly . Always show my teenage grandchildren the pictures of the bear and turkeys they always enjoy them. We have some turkeys , not seen bear yet..

  11. Bonnie Coleman

    You have such lovely flowers! Here in deep South Georgia, I have found that dianthus is so faithful, no matter the heat. I try to deadhead them so they keep blooming. Just love all the colors!

    Enjoy your blog! Hope you will keep it up!

  12. Wendy

    Your flowers are beautiful! I especially like your Hydrangea as it is my favorite flower. I have several different bushes in my yard, all different varieties. Mine have barely started to flower but we have had a lot of rain this spring so they are growing very well.

  13. Oh goodness, what a very lovely garden, so many pretty flowers, each and every one a delight to the eyes. thank you for sharing. Loved to see the visitors also – we only get birds :-))

  14. Felicia Hamlin

    Hi, Carole! Love your flowers, asters? This time of the year? We have to wait until fall. I wish my hydrangea grew big like that. I have an Endless Summer and this year I bought a Summer Crush, it is a beautiful shade of pink.

    Torenias, I never been lucky growing them. I enjoy seeing the turkeys and bear. I have had a lot of irises blooming, but are declining now. Your mystery plant, I am sure is an echinacea, they are prolific bloomers. Have a nice day, Felicia

  15. dezertsuz

    Oh, you have such a green thumb! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Just as I thought all my dianthus were gone, two opportunity ones came up in a box on the back deck. Yay! I have the tallest hydrangea that has come up in the last 5 years, and not one single bud on it! But the gerbera daisies are going to reward me for all the rain God gave them. They are filled with buds. I might get two sets of flowers this year, maybe!

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