Sunday, June 12, 2022

June Blooms ...

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it is almost the middle of June already!

Today I want to share with you a project we started a few weeks ago. We finally decided to move the arbor from the northwest corner of our property to create a new entrance to our backyard. At the time it sounded like an easy job, but the arbor was set in concrete! Hubby did a fantastic job moving and restoring it. 

I love how he integrated the arbor into our existing garden. 

I planted Peaches & Cream Honeysuckle vines and look forward to seeing the blooms next year!

This week I was able to enjoy the last of my lilacs. Just as I was getting ready to take this photo, a yellow Tiger Swallowtail made it perfect.  

Wisteria 'Blue Moon' has been putting on a show... the pollinators love it!

Peonies are abundant, but with the recent rain the petals have started to fall.

Purple geraniums are happy, creeping and spreading...

Salvia is a staple in my gardens.  It is such a hardy perennial for the northeast.  I've started to mix the pinks & purples together.

Last fall I planted Allium 'Roseum' and wasn't sure if the tiny little bulbs would make it through the winter.  To my surprise I have blush frilly globes appearing.

Honeysuckle 'Mandarin' is bursting with color.  Every year this vine just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Our amphibians and Koi seem to cohabitate very well together in the garden pond.

Wishing you a happy new week!
Don't forget to stop and enjoy the simple things life has to offer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Around the Garden ...

As I dust off my blog and flip the calendar's page, I'm surprised at how quickly May has come and gone.

The gardens had a late start with the cool spring.

In May, we set up the fountain which I get to enjoy each day.

The pretty purple catmint is in full bloom ...

We even had a visitor stop by to say "Hello".

The Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' lilac with its beautiful bicolor flowers!

Soft lavender-pink petals on the Korean lilac bush.

Drumstick Allium reaching for the sky.

Siberian & Japanese Irises have always been a favorite.  'Momogasumi' with warm lavender-pink petals.  They remind me of a butterfly.

One of the oldest bushes is the Rhododendron.

Peonies are starting to emerge ... this one is 'Terrific Gal'.   

Of course, there is 'Sarah Bernhardt' with her large double flowers in pastel pink.

Do you remember my garden pond?  The water irises are blooming ...

and our koi is getting big!  He was only 4" long when he came to join us. 

I've enjoyed playing in the dirt this spring.  We have made quite a few changes this year, which I hope to share with you soon.

Thanks for strolling with me today ...

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