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Monday, June 4, 2012

And now it's June?

 This year seems to be absolutely flying past!  It's hard for me to believe it's already June and that summer is just weeks away.  I've had a little time here and there to spend in the garden.  I'm trying to take advantage of any free time (which is little) and pull weeds that are slowly trying to take over.  There seems to be something new blooming everyday, so it's fun finding what the newest flowers are blooming.  The weather hasn't been all that great, lots of gray skies and cool for that time of year, although really this is fairly typical for June in the Seattle area. 
Here's just some of what's happening in the front yard"

 Roses, Peonies, Irises, Alliums and Erysimums in bloom.

 Unknown Irises and Peony 'Festiva Maxima'.

 Lupine started by Sweet Pea at school last year.

 Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise'

 Rose 'Abraham Darby' has it's first flower.  Last year I don't think it got more than one or two flowers.  It was damaged during the previous winter and took all year to recover.

 Spanish Poppies and Red Valerian with Lamb's Ear.

 The Delphinium that came back!  Not as tall as I hoped, but it survive the winter and slugs.

 'Eden Rose'

 Geum 'Double Bloody Mary'.  By far the best Geum in my garden.  Lots of purple Columbines.

 Raised beds are filling in with veggies and herbs.

 Fuchsia, Heucheras and more around this sweet angel.

 Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' and Geranium (I think 'Patricia')

 The chicken feeder planter that I filled earlier this spring.

 A Siberian Iris that I found blooming recently.  This is it's first bloom and it was given to me by a fellow blogger, Linda of Gardening by Trial and Error, who passed away around this time last year.

The driveway garden is doing really well.  We finally dug up the Magnolia that wasn't doing anything and found it's rootball hadn't grown at all.  We have potted it up and are hoping we might be able to "fix" it.  It was replaced by a 4-way grafted Apple tree.

School for both of my girls is wrapping up in the next few weeks.  I'm always surprised at how quickly the school year goes by.  It seems each year is a little busier than the last as they get older and are doing new things.  Luckily I can usually find some time every week or so to unwind and relax in the garden!
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41 comments:

  1. Just beeautiful Catherine! I love the casualness of your garden, so peaceful and happy. The vegetable garden looks like it's doing great and was such a great idea for the front garden.

    Eileen

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  2. Wow! I love all the colors. Beautiful!

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  3. Hii Catheriine, I agree the days are going by so fast this season! Your garden areas are looking great and I love how you always have so much blooming. I really like your poppy Princess Victoria Louise and the Spanish poppies and the Geum. I'm excited to have a delphinium blooming too and my edible alley is also filling in. Have fun in the garden this summer w your children.

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  4. Everything looks wonderful, Catherine but your photo of 'Eden' took my breath away. What an amazing rose. We had lots of rain and some thunder and lightening today--the first of the season. But at least it's not cold. I'm still trying to figure out where May went and here it is, June already. Sheesh! :)

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  5. It is amazing how fast time moves. We are tracking adding a 3rd child, so the weeks go by and we count, but it hard to believe how fast. Everything in your yard is looking beautiful. We have had a much better gardening spring than last year for sure!

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  6. Ooo! Garden envy! Everything is so pretty at your house! I have loved every day that I have been here! Even though I am still unpacking boxes, I still take a moment or two to enjoy my surroundings!

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  7. Oh I could while a way a few hours in your garden! everything is so pretty and colorful!

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  8. You must be so pleased as it's looking beautiful! I especially love the chicken feeder planter and the oriental poppies... so beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful garden. I especially love the Geum (which I didn't know about before but now covet) and your chicken feeder is sooo lovely. We are a little later than you here in NS; my poppies and iris should be blooming next week.

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  10. Somehow I missed this post. Love how full and lush your June garden is! That Geum's name 'Double Bloody Mary' is fun, love the bright red blooms, they really pop. The chicken feeder is the perfect planter for those sedum, really like it.

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  11. I love how your front garden is really filling in, and all your plants are looking lovely! I think the bunny in the front is adorable!

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  12. Catherine, Your June is way ahead of mine here at the lake. I just posted a review of May and I was happy for all that bloomed by the end of the month. June here on Lake Michigan should be a good month for the gardens so I am happily awaiting what is to come. Glad to visit again. Jack

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  13. Hi Catherine, you did it again! Your front yard looks absolutely spectacular! I especially love the Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' and the photo of 'Gertrude Jekyll' and the geranium. Thanks for the glimpse into you late spring garden. I truly wished mine would look like that!
    Christina

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  14. Your front garden has really filled out - it looks wonderful. The weather here seems to alternate between heavy rain or being too hot to do anything so gardening is quite challenging at the moment

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  15. Hi Catherine! It´s been a while since I had time to visit you and your garden. Looking at these pictures I can see that it´s as beautiful as allways! I really enjoy to see how yours and mine seems to follow eachother during the seasons. Mine is sometimes a bit behind but seems to catch up now and then =)
    I really liked that Sibirian Iris, so beautiful and a very nice memorie of a missing friend...
    I also realised that I have to grow Poppies in my garden! I haven´t got even one of those and I can´t understand why - they are so pretty and I LOVE the seedcapsels!
    Our weather is cold for the season somewhere around 50 deegres but the plants doesn´t seem to bather / Hugs gittan

    (my brain didn´t really cooperate tonight and I don´t know if the spelling in this comment was horribel?)

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  16. Hi Catherine,
    I would say you, your family, and your gardens have all progressed very nicely. Things are looking beautiful! I love the succulents in the planter.

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  17. Everything looks great Catherine! Your sedum chicken feeder has turned out adorable!

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  18. Your garden has to be the envy of your neighborhood! Beautiful!

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  19. What a lovely garden. I love to visit those places, so not like mine.

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  20. Your flowers are so beautiful and I loved drooling over them!!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Would love to have you come visit my garden blog when you have time. Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage

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  21. So much blooming it is amazing...mine is in bits and spurts right now due to crazy weather again...I love the chicken feeder planter and my siberian irises were gorgeous this year!

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  22. Hi,

    Lovely photos; your garden is looking very nice at the moment!

    I too cannot believe it's June, mainly due to such rubbish weather so far this year! But also because time is speeding by and I'm worried that when I blink it'll be Christmas...

    *sigh*

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  23. I'm envious of all your different flowers - it looks wonderful. Our garden is mostly green right now (better than brown, I guess) but not a lot blooming. Can't believe the year is half over already.

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  24. June looks good in your garden. Such variety of flowers. That poppy is amazing!!!!

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  25. Hi Catherine, wow, such a lush and beautiful June garden that you have growing. It's amazing what a touch of warm weather can do for our gardens. I'd say your's is looking perfect! It'll be a whirlwind before schools out. Hope you get some moments of peace in your gardens :) Cheers, Jenni

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  26. Your Garden and your blog just keep getting better and better. Thatnks Always for sharing with us!

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  27. Oh That is a beatifull garden.

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  28. Oh that is a beautifull garden.

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  29. Lots, and lots of color! love it!

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  30. I love the photos, especially, on your blog. I, too, am obsessed with beautiful trees and plants, and I often photograph them in the Seattle area. Garden on!
    Judy
    http://www.bloomatreeexperts.com/blog

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  31. Your gardens looking amazing, there has been so much rainfall that everything in the PNW is lush but it also makes it hard to believe that June is upon us. I am really coveting other peoples flowers this year, your roses and poppies have caught my eye!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Like your chicken feeder idea... New Follower.

    Jody

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  33. Your garden is looking fantastic. We've had tons of rain here in England so while I've been on a holiday for a fortnight my bushes and weeds have sort of taken over so I need to spend a few days of hard work in the garden getting t manageable again, that's if the weather stays dry for long enough!! I do love looking at your garden.

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  34. Your garden is looking fantastic. We've had tons of rain here in England so while I've been on a holiday for a fortnight my bushes and weeds have sort of taken over so I need to spend a few days of hard work in the garden getting t manageable again, that's if the weather stays dry for long enough!! I do love looking at your garden.

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  35. I now it is now officially summer, but you garden looks stunning in these images. The heat has taken a toll here, but your garden looks fresh and colorful. The rain keeps missing us, I never really got to see the iris in my garden.

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  36. Always nice to see other gardens in different parts of the world. Absolutely beautiful. I like the trough of Sedums too.

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  37. Everything is beautiful. but I especially like the "chicken feeder planter." It's a great idea for plantings in hot spaces, andn giving it elevated focus.

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  38. Such an amazing garden. The succulents on the chicken feeder planter is beautifully placed and lovely. The poppy flower is so unusual. A veritable Eden.

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  39. Your garden is beautiful as usual. I love the purple irises. Purple is one of my favorite colors in the garden. I must have them in my future garden.

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  40. Your gardens are looking so happy! That Eden Rose is beautiful and I just love that chicken feeder planter. Looking good....

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  41. So nice to see a lush garden with all the flowers!!! Those Astranias are nice. Your sweet pea vines are amazing though. Enjoy those eggs when they start. Everything looks lovely! Especially love the Glads on the fence!Hyderabad Flowers

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