Sunday, July 26, 2009

The late July garden...


















































This is the garden right now. I love how it changes daily. Sometimes I find myself mourning the loss of some blooms like peonies, iris, lilacs,etc, knowing that it will be a whole year before I can enjoy them again. The only solace is that there is always a new beauty to come and take it's place. I love that the clematis, monarda, shasta daisys, and daylilies are blooming, and I know I will be missing them when they are done. So the cycle goes.
We have been enjoying these summer days. Hubs is on vacation for a couple of weeks and we are planning some road trips. He loves traveling in the high country, so that means narrow winding roads and few if any potty stops. I do have to say that I enjoy it as well. So we will be enjoying the mountains very soon. Landon loves anytime he can spend in a car. I think he enjoys it as much as we do. Hopefully you all are having your share of fun this summer.








36 comments:

alicew said...

It is absolutely breathtaking...every single photo is filled with delight! I long to have a garden as beautiful as yours one day ;) Hope you enjoy your trips!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
I fully agree with Alice, breathtakingly beautiful here! Have safe, happy road trips. I really hope you get to stop at least once along the way though... I'll have to email you the rest of this comment later ;) Take lots of photos, please and enjoy. I wish I had asked you for photos for Porch Magazine before you left for your trips... so much beauty here!
xo~Tracie

paintinpatti said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I had no idea that so much could be grown in Idaho - I guess I imagine cowboys on deserted prairies! I live in the hot desert near Palm Springs, CA - and my gardens are toughing it out! It's so hot!

Rebecca said...

I love it all JunieGirl. I love it all! This evening my hubby finished a wooden deck path that is gorgeous. Maybe it is the beginning of a beautiful garden like yours. I pray it is so.

Love to you...Rebecca

What makes you happy? said...

Your garden is looking very beautiful.

Marilyn said...

Your photos of the gardens are beautiful! I know what you mean about the ending of the blooms. I so look forward to the peonies & they are gone in no time. With the beginning of August upon us I am already starting to feel the dread of winter coming on.
Love,
Marilyn

Lori said...

your garden looks great June...still so full of color...the view through your beautiful gate of the gazebo is stunning...have fun on your road trips!!!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,

Your garden is beautiful and I feel the same way about my garden blooms.I love the clematis-is it a ville de lyon?
I hope you all have a good road trip.
Take care,
Carolyn

Denise said...

Your garden is just breathtaking. DO you do garden tours? WOW......you should if you don't....its just so wonderful. Have fun on your road trips......sounds so fun.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden, can tell you enjoy it so much. Your right, flower gardens are ever changing.Hey, my black eyed susans just started popping up.

cammy@freckledfarm said...

Your garden is so beautiful. So happy to have found your blog....will be adding it to my favorites.

ByLightOfMoon said...

What a fabulous garden, Mine is going CRUNCH form the heat and I need to get out and trim back Big Time! Many smiles, Cyndi

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I love looking at your garden and is a true delight. Enjoy your road trips.

Sandy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June, what a serene garden... wish I lived closer, I would ask if I could take care of it for you while you vacation...I would love that! So pretty...

shabbyscraps said...

wow, simply beautiful!
xoxo, TIfffany

Ana said...

Good morning June,
Your garden takes my breath away everytime. It is such a blessing to be able to partake of such beauty, even if it's just through pictures...Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden with us. Have tons of fun on your road trip. My family and I had our very first road trip last year and we loved it so much we can't wait to do it again. Have a safe trip.

Blessings and a great big smile,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a glorious walk in your gardens! Thank you!!!

I, too, mourn the passing of perennials once they have danced their brief solo, and yet there is always something more to cast the eyes upon.

My Matthew LOVES car rides. Our mountainous terrain affords evening drives and we take advantage EVERY evening during these glorious days/nights of summer.

enJOY your vacation, sweet friend. : D

Paula said...

Hi dear June,

This is just what I needed to see this afternoon! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden! If only I could stroll through it with you. You have done such a wonderful job with the layout of your garden. I can imagine all the hours you have spent working in it and enjoying every second! It really is incredible!!! I hope to have a garden as lovely as yours one day. I love the iron gate leading to the gazebo and the benches you have here and there. Is that bee balm that has overtaken one? Oh, I love every single flower!!! The roses and clematis are so beautiful... love the pretty pink! Thank you so much for sharing!

I hope you, your husband and Landon have a wonderful time on the road trips. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun!!! I am so glad your husband is on vacation, I know you are happy to have him safe at home!

Love and blessings,
Paula

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oooo...I know I am in for a treat when I see the word 'garden' in your post title! All I can say is "GORGEOUS"!!! I don't know how you do it but being that I have something of a 'black thumb' I admire those who can plant and create such beauty in their gardens:).

Have a safe trip and enjoy your vacation!

Blessings,

Kim

blushing rose said...

June, your english gardens are breathtaking. The gates, strolling down the path, the arbor ... what a peaceful elegant setting surrounding the gazebo. A little 'peace' (not piece)of Heaven ///... thank you for sharing. TTFN~ Marydon

Tamerie Shriver said...

What a lovely. lovely garden!

Gayle said...

Hi June,
Your yard is just BEAUTIFUL. I mean really, it's stunning!! You must just love being
out there amongst all those gorgeous flowers.

How do you even force yourself to go inside???
lol

I hope you have a wonderful week!!
:0)
Gayle

Bella Dreams said...

Hi June! Your garden is amazing! If it hasn't been in a magazine before, it should be! I also just got through touring your studio pictures again. BEAUTIFUL! I've been in such a tizzy since being out of town that I don't know if I left you a comment or not. All I can say is I have a lot of catching up to do! I loved every inch of your space!

Anne Fannie said...

I just happen to stumble upon your blog tonight. I love your garden in July! In fact, I love your blog!
~Ann

icandy... said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Happy day to you!
Christina :)

Anne said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I would love to spend my days out there. Everything looks so lovely.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HEY, JUNEBUG, LOVE THE NEWEST SHOTS OF YOUR GARDEN. WOW, BETWEEN YOUR WONDERFUL GARDEN AND YOUR GORGEOUS STUDIO, IT MUST BE HARD TO DECIDE WHERE TO SPEND YOUR TIME! THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP.

Tracey said...

My goodness June, your garden is incredible! Really, really beautiful!!

:) T

Teacup Mosaics said...

I love your gardens they are beautiful. Seeing your gazebo reminds me of the very touching post about how it came to live with you.
Enjoy your trip and be safe!
Kelley

Paula said...

Hi sweet June,
Thank you for taking time to let me know the name of that flower. I will have to see if I can find it, or some seeds next year. I love your garden and your home! Thank you for sharing with me!

Love and hugs,
Paula

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Summer of "09" has been delightful...slow, often boring, sometimes productive, slow, slow, and slow...loving it!
Your gardens are beautiful, it would be so hard to leave your gorgeous plants except for day trips.

Piney Rose said...

I love your fabulous garden! And I love it when someone knows the actual names of flowers - one of my pet peeves is reading someones description (like on ebay)...."this is a lovely vintage print with lady standing at a lilac bush" when anyone should know it is a hydrangea. Grrrr - LOL.

Punk Rose Journal said...

Beautiful photos June! We've been busy this summer...You know how it goes with little kids underfoot and a pre-teen going on 30! I hope to savor this last bit of summer... Hope you have a beautiful week! xo

Draffin Bears said...

Your garden is so beautiful, June.
I loved seeing all your wonderful flowers.
Have a safe and lovely road trip with your family.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer days.

Hugs
Carolyn

lorhen82 said...

June, you must put a lot of time into that garden...it's gorgeous! It is sad when the blooms fade away. There's nothing quite like the scent of lilacs filling the air. But at least they come back the next year! ~Lori

ByLightOfMoon said...

It is fabulous! Many thanks for sharing with us, smiles, cyndi