Garden Tour: June

I can’t remember the last time I showed you around our yard and garden, so I thought it would be fun to show you what it looks like in June.

Yes, things really are this green around here these days. (I swear, I didn’t do any adjustments in Photoshop to these pictures.)

June backyard1
June backyard2

June backyard3

Our rose shrubs are growing and blooming like crazy, due to all the rain we’ve had lately.


This rose shrub has more flowers on it than I’ve ever seen in all the 8 years we’ve lived in this house.


It’s producing the most beautiful cherry red roses.


Our raspberry patch is about to burst with lots of raspberries. I’m so excited! I planted a couple blackberry bushes too, so hopefully we will get a crop next year.

raspberries are coming

Our daisy patch just started to bloom. Happy to see my favorites come back each year.

June daisies

Our new pale pink peonies are doing very well too. This variety smells even better than the traditional and more common hot pink peonies.

June pale peony

Our new butterfly garden is doing very well too. I planted black-eyed susans, which are about to bloom, coreopsis, which are blooming, foxglove, which are done blooming, Indian feathers, bee balms and more. There are lots of baby bunnies running around our neighborhood these days, so I’m happy we still have the fence around this raised bed or nothing would survive the bunnies’ ravenous appetites.

butterfly garden

There’s always lots going on and changing in our gardens over the summer, so it’s fun to pick a few highlights to share every now and then. Thanks for stopping by!


13 thoughts on “Garden Tour: June

  1. Hello Terri,

    Just so pretty, a great spot to sit and relax in. Your roses are certainly loving the growing conditions. Have been busy around here so didn’t get to congratulate you on your beautiful Butterfly bags you made. They matche your garden perfectly.
    It has just gone 8.35am here and it is still foggy. Hope the sun will come out later on this morning.
    Have a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks Bev. It’s very relaxing sitting on our patio in the backyard. Thanks also for the love for my new butterfly bags. I love ’em too 😉 Hope your day cleared up!

    1. Thanks Sara. I do love my new butterfly garden, but I haven’t seen any butterflies yet. Think I might need to add some milkweed to the mix.

  2. I love your garden. Wish you would come by and help me plan mine. I am so bad at it! My roses are going crazy this year, too. Maybe all the rain and cold spring? I dunno. Black thumb on me!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! We were lucky to get such good soil in our yard, so most things grow really well. Our backyard faces south, which helps. And we’ve had a lot of rain this spring, so it hasn’t been much work at all. Just mowing every week.

  3. Hi Terri! Looks fantastic! The shadow under the big tree is calling to have a pic nic on a quilt! All your flowers are so beautiful! I wonder do you need lot of time to take care of them? Butterfly garden looks lovely and sounds interesting! I hope you have lots of time to enjoy your garden! x Teje

    1. Thanks Teje! Our yard and plants don’t require a lot of time to take care of. Mowing the lawn takes the most time – about 1.5 hours a week. And the flowers need dead-heading to keep them blooming.

  4. What a beautiful yard. I love the combination of shade and sun 🙂 My son loves raspberries, but they are too darn expensive. Maybe I should try my hand at growing them as well…hmmm…

    1. Thanks Michelle! It’s such a great place to hang out. Raspberries can be expensive when you buy them out of season. I’m excited for my raspberry patch because it looks like a great crop. Pretty easy plant to grow; just needs a lot of water.

  5. Your garden looks lovely! The raspberries are looking great, my favorite berry (I still need to put some of those plants in). We have a blackberry, called Cascade Berries, that is just growing out of control this year. I think that all of the rain, with the warm days in between, has helped a great deal here too!

    I have had to fence parts of my veg. garden because of the bunnies as well, and I have also replanted some of it! I guess we need to plant enough of the both of us!

    Beautiful flowers in your yard, as usual. Love the roses!

    Take care!

    1. Thanks Cheryl. How great to hear about your blackberry patch. I adore blackberries, so I planted 2 small plants a couple months ago. Hope we get to see some berries on it next year. Lots of rain sure helps those berry patches, doesn’t it.

      Those bunnies love to eat absolutely everything in our yard, so it’s lucky we have any flowers. I kept the fence around our butterfly garden, which used to be our vegetable garden.

      It’s great to have such a variety of flowers this time of year. I think all our daylilies are next and then we’ll probably have a lull in the blooms.

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