It's Bloomin' Tuesday ! After you're done scrolling through here, head over to MsGreenThumbJean's blog (who so kindly hosts this event every week) to see a multitude of blooms and gardens
June is here and the gorgeous weather continues along with more early blooming! The past few years we didn't get warm weather until the end of June. This year we've had it for over a month. I can only hope that it makes our short summer season feel much longer.
I am so thankful to have discovered blogging. Last year I took random pictures of our gardens and saved them all in a folder called 'Our Yard'.... no dates, no description, NADA..... not so helpful when trying to determine what to improve. Well not this year! Plus I've met some new gardening friends and discovered many fantastic gardening blogs - bonus!
Lupines (I wish these looked this good every year) :
More Lupines... and our 'helper', Bubbs. He loves to lie down where ever we're working, you know, to do us a huge favor in allowing us to pet him. I know, he's just thinking of us and how much we need a break from all that work:
The first of the Delphiniums Magic Fountains are blooming. I lost several over the winter, hopefully some of the intense blues made it. The second picture is Delphiniums Chinensis planted this year:
Clematis Nelly Moser: Near and Far (Loostrife, Geranium Rozanne and Siberian Iris in background):
Side garden, different views. Lots of blooming here - Dianthus Ideal Mix, Peachleaf Bellflower, Delphiniums Magic Fountains, Knockout Rose, Veronica (which usually does terribly for me - I was going to tear it out this year. Guess it knew what was coming and decided to straighten up and put on a good show). Please ignore the messy clover in the lawn. We didn't have time to mow:
This garden is at the back of the pool & behind the pool fence. Gaillardia blooms opened over the weekend; KnockOut Rose behind it:
Here's an overview pic of the back yard gardens. I love to see close up of blooms, but also like to show the overall gardens so the 'scheme of things' can be seen. In the distance is our veggie garden:
Hope you enjoyed the garden tour! Thanks so much for stopping by