Garden Update – Early June

It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a garden update.

Since it’s early June, I thought it would be fun to share what’s been growing around here.

We have quite a few rose shrubs around here that seem to be doing better and better each year, meaning more blooms. Luckily, roses are easy to grow and require little maintenance.

Our clematis continues to amaze me with that bright blue-violet color and star shape.

We’ve lucked out with warm gardening weather about a month earlier than normal, which has been very nice. That means some of the flowers that usually bloom in early July are starting to open now, like our coneflowers, one of my favorites.

My favorite part of our garden is the entrance gate to our fence on both sides of the house. I love how this hanging basket looks, so charming and inviting. I’m so happy we planted them this year because last year we were too lazy.

Hope you’re out enjoying the summer beauty too. Thanks for stopping by!

Garden Update – A Variety

No one color theme is dominating in our gardens these days, so I thought it would be fun to share a few of the current varieties in bloom.

Pink Coneflowers

Another variety of pink coneflowers with really thin petals.

Yellow Coneflowers

Check out this bright pink colored coneflower – gorgeous.

I love having this little patch of coneflowers right outside our kitchen window.

These bee balms are so whimsical looking. They’re supposed to attract butterflies, so I have to pay closer attention to that corner of the garden.

Sunny Coreopsis

Daisy Patch, which is done blooming now.

It’s such a treat to have so many beautiful flowers continuing to bloom. I think our collection of lilies will be ready to feature next. Makes me wonder how we manage to get through those cold, grey winter months!

Fall in Our Gardens

I haven’t shared many pictures of our gardens lately, so I thought today would be a good time, while we still have a little greenery left before winter strikes.

It’s fall around here, so the foliage is changing but not many things are blooming.

We bought a mum to add some color to our patio. I love the warm rich colors of mums.

In my part of the world, the temperatures are getting colder, so plant life is going dormant to survive the winter. I did find a few plants that typically bloom in summer that decided to bloom again this fall.

Up until last weekend, we have had an unusually warm, sunny fall, so I suppose some plants got a second wind.

The sun shining today for the first time in at least four days, so just looking at these colorful pictures is a treat! Hope you enjoyed it too.