Stop To Smell the Flowers

We spend so much of our free time working in our yard (or me working on sewing projects!), that we don’t stop to smell those flowers… or play in our yard. Last night we got out the badminton rackets and played for awhile – so fun!

Speaking of flowers, our rose bushes are blooming like crazy!

Our daisy patch came to life early – one of my favorite flowers!

It’s not all sunshine and roses in our gardens, though. Look at what the rabbits have done to one of our hosts – those lil buggers! Anybody else having problems with rabbits this season?

At least it was just a hosta they devoured and not a precious flower.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my recent handbag experiment! I really appreciate all the wonderfully positive feedback! I am happy to report I have tested the teal version this week, and so far, so good! I am looking forward to the next edition of my experiment.

Three cheers for Friday, my friends!

June Gardens

I haven’t been spending much time in our gardens lately because this week was so hot (90s) and humid around here. I tend to hibernate when the temperatures get above 85 degrees.

Our weekend weather could give us a little relief, so I decided to take a walk through our gardens this morning.

daisy flower bed

The shasta daisy flower bed has grown like a weed in the past month. These things are almost up to my shoulders.

lovely white daisiesOur coneflower garden is always wild and slightly overgrown.

overgrown coneflowersBut they are all so pretty!

pink coneflowersPlants in the whiskey barrel usually do well too. 

flowering whiskey barrelThese yellow daisies must be some of the easiest flowers to grow. Lots of color with little effort (just need to do some dead-heading).

yellow daisiesWe are lucky to get a couple lilies this year since the rabbits usually start eating them as soon as they poke through the ground in late spring. In the four years we’ve lived in our house, I don’t think I’ve ever seen these lilies get this tall and bloom.

peach liliesThe vegetable garden is finally taking hold and starting to look healthy.

veggie gardenWe planted several raspberry bushes, thinking they would produce fruit in a couple years. But I found some raspberries in the making already!

raspberries are coming!Finally, I would like to leave you with a beautiful shot of our clematis climbing up it’s trellis.

clematis reaching for the skyThank you for taking a walk with me through our June garden. Enjoy a beautiful day!