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.
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.
A couple of days later and the newer blooms have a shift towards the purple.
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!
The latest blooms are definitely moving more pink.
This deeper purple one is beautiful too.
In the front bed, the dianthus blooms were the perfect spot for my Cake Topper Yard Art.
White snapdragons are blooming.
The first of the daylilies came out this week. This one with the deep purple ruffled petals and yellow throat is nice.
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.
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.
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.
I moved my thrift store find garden art bicycle to the front next to the iris bed.
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.
Rainy days and low clouds make the layers of hills and mountains going across the valley easier to see.
And look who is back. We ran him off again, and my peaches are still there, but he seems to like this area.
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.
This one seems to think he is hot stuff. I hope he finds a lady this fall.
On the veranda, the lobelia continues its show.
The verbena is starting to bloom.
White petunias bloom next to dusty miller.
All the geraniums are blooming. I am so pleased that these made it over the winter in the Carolina room.
Here is the other one, also blooming its head off.
Gorgeous deep pink flowers.
Impatiens are happy in the little tables.
Oregano and parsley are getting big and ready for kitchen use.
Yellow torenias with purple throats bloom profusely.
The purple torenia baskets are hosting hummingbirds daily, but I have yet to capture one in a picture..
Sitting outside in the early morning with a hot cup of coffee, or in the cool of the evening is peaceful and relaxing.
What is going on in your garden?
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