Friday, June 15, 2012

June Garden

June has got to be my most favorite month of the year. All of our hard work in the gardens pays off as the flowers put on their display and the vegetables beds show promise of fresh food to come.

 This year has been a bit of a challenge because of the lack of rain. The weatherman is saying this is the driest spring since 1988. Well, we know all about that! Our old shallow well dried up that year and we had to have a new one drilled. We now have enough water to keep things going, but I still feel a little leery of overdoing it. 

View of the long border.

Queen Elizabeth rose.

Closeup of the south border.

Zepherine Drouhin (spelling?)
I  love all these different varieties of sage.

Garden ornament bought at Stream Cliff Herb Farm.

Belinda's Dream rose, fennel

The vegetable garden pictures were actually taken about 2 weeks ago and are much further along. We will be harvesting beans, squash, and peppers soon.
Love the fresh salads every day.

The central bed is just for pretty:)

My husband loves pickled peppers.

These squash plants are about double this size now.
And the tomatoes have color on them. Ripe by the 4th? I hope!
 The garden brings me so much pleasure and I especially like to share it with people. I hope you enjoyed seeing it!


Kerin said...

Everything is coming along beautifully!

I've always enjoyed seeing your gardens, and thank you for sharing it!!

Love that bee skep ornament. Darling!!

Happy weekend!!

Smiles :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Everything is just lovely! Hope you get more moisture soon!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks pretty spectacular to me Cindy ~~
I know it's hard without rain we've been battling the heat all week.
I love your beeskep very whimsical. Looks to me like you have enough to start your own garden shoppe.
have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs Rosemary...xo