Friday, August 28, 2009

Late August blooms...

These first two photos are of my 'Lambert Closse' rose
and 'Limelight' hydrangea. This rose is a repeat bloomer
and is showing it's stuff again. Love it!
'Limelight' hydrangea, 'David' phlox, and 'John Cabot' rose.

A lovely little 'PeeGee' hydrangea.

'Limelight' hydrangea in foreground.

'David' phlox

A pretty daylily's last blooms.

The roses that are putting on a show now.

'Moxie' rose with blue scabiosa (pincushion flower)

Well the garden is still sending up blooms for me. I don't like to think of it being the end of summer and in a few short weeks I'll be cutting back all these lovely perennials to get them ready for winter. Right now however, I choose not to think about that. I choose to sit back and enjoy all the roses and hydrangeas and other blooms that will keep the garden colorful until the first hard frost.
I have much to be grateful for this summer. Grateful that I enjoyed good health so that I could keep this garden. Grateful that my family loves and appreciates it and enjoys spending time in it. Grateful that my grandchildren are able to play faeries and hide and seek in this garden. Grateful that my husband would rather be here in the hammock than any other place on the earth. Grateful that I could share this garden on this blog with all of you.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh June, once again I am in love with your gardens! They are so absolutely dreamy... I would spend every minute of the day out there! I especially love to see your flowers after you have dried them and used them in arragements inside as well...How much acreage do you have? Looks like you have at least an acre... we used to have that, and I had huge gardens, now mine is fairly cute your grandchildren like to play faeries and hide and seek in them...I would too! Bisous... Julie Marie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

P.S. I really do know how to spell "arrangements"... I just get typing so fast, sorry! They should put a spellcheck in the comments section!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

We're the ones that are grateful June. All your hard work really shows. I need to get to my neglected garden at home before winter!!!lol

The Green Pea said...

Hello June, Your garden is so beautiful. What a joy for you to look at daily. The flowers are really putting on a show. Lovely, have a nice weekend. Sandi

Draffin Bears said...

thank you dear June.
I was so happy to be able to come and have a look around your perfect garden. I love the flowers, colours and the smell from the roses,
must be gorgeous.
You and the family must be so happy there and I can just imagine the magic the grandchildren must have playing in the magical Fairy land.

Happy weekend

Debbie in CA : ) said...

My Dear June,

It's simply GORGEOUS! I love the hot pinks next to the cool limes -- art in the garden. Monet would be knocking on your garden gate with a pallette and easel in hand.

What a breathtaking way to unwind after doing all the dishes and tidying the kitchen! Thanks for leaving the gate open and the welcome mat out.

My grateful list matches yours to a "T"!! Praise God for good health and contentment.
: D Enjoy your waning days of Summer . . . I know I am.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Alrighty ms. junebug, what does it mean to be a "repeat bloomer"? How far back are you going to cut these? I need to do mine as well. I should just buy myself a nice roses book and learn eh? Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs Tammy

Mary said...

Hi June...I am a huge rose lover, and have many in my garden, but I would be so happy if they looked as happy as yours do! You have a gorgeous garden, and your pictures depict their beauty so well! Thanks for sharing...I feel like I walked through them today!
God bless!


Vicki said...

I love your garden. Everywhere I look I see beauty in it. 'Lambert Closse' rose is exquisite. I have never heard of it before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us all. I know you and your family and friends find great contentment there. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by Bunny Cottage. Vicki

Cindy said...

Hi June - your garden and you have touched my heart this summer. I love how you seem to know each plant by name and personality. And I love how your family wants to be wraped in it's love. I mean this with all my heart!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your late summer blooms are beautiful! I love your roses. I have Lambert Closse but it didn't bloom as well as yours. How often do you fertilize and what do you use? Do you deadhead diligently?
I feel the same way about summers end. Too bad we didn't live closer-I would love to stroll through your garden with you.

Take care,


Denise said...

my gosh......your garden should be featured in a magazine....It is so goreous. Do you dry any of that gorgeous hydrangea? It is soooo pretty!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Roses are for love and just plain make me smile. Thanks for the lovely pictures!

Sandi said...

Made my heart go pitter-pat again! Your flowers are absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

I have a peegee hydrangea also and have never pruned it, but it needs it desperately. Do you cut it all the way back to the ground in the fall /late winter or just partway?

Tamerie Shriver said...

Your garden and yard are just amazing! They sure don't look like fall, and then winter, are on the way. It all looks so summery still. I just phlox. I had them in my yard in Chicago and they smell just heavenly. I don't even know if they would grow here. Not that I would plant them. I don't garden. I just enjoy other people's gardens! Like yours!

kelli said...

I look so forward to peeking in at your garden. Just Beautiful!

Jane said...

June, your garden is absolutely gorgeous. I've never had a green thumb or a real desire to garden but I really admire those that do and the beautiful gardens they create. Thanks for letting me take a stroll through your garden.

Marilyn said...

Oh June.... I am so envious of your gardens!! They are so beautiful!!
I too am so grateful for My & Hubby's health & desire to work in our gardens. There is just something about gardens..... They are an extention of a home!!

Riet said...

Your garden is so beautiful You made great pictures and I love all the plants. Have a great day.

Elise said...

Hi, just had to stop by to leave you a comment and say what a wonderful blog you have here. So much to read about - fabulously creative & interesting posts and what's more you have fantastic pictures too. Thank you for sharing them all and best wishes - enjoy the rest of the weekend....

Piecefulafternoon said...

And I'm grateful to be able to share in the beauty of your garden - what a positively lovely spot.

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I share your love of roses and hydrangea's. Your photos are so pretty!
Sharon :-)

English style said...

Dear June,

I enjoyed your beautiful flowers in your garden!!
what a pleasure to see all that lovely collars !
Thanks for sharing !!
Have a nice Sunday !!
Big hugs Yvonne

Rebecca said...

I had to ask God's forgiveness today, JunieGirl!

I'm coveting.

Yes, I am!

I'm coveting YOUR Garden Flowers and wondering WHY yours grow so lovely and my struggle to survive.

BEAUTIFUL is the only word that comes to mind!


Teacup Mosaics said...

Your garden is splendid! So beautiful, they are the perfect background for your beautiful thoughts. Enjoy those posies while you can I know the blanket of snow is not far away.
Happy PS!

Lori said...

June, your garden really is is constantly in bloom and always looks so really did an amazing job planning this vision of beauty!!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

June, I am again rendered speechless over the wonderful pictures of your garden. LOVE love love the roses, what a fantastic color. And that day lily, not sure what is prettier, the flower itself or the photo you shot of it!! You certainly do have a little piece of paradise there!! I enjoyed being able to visit it for a few minutes thru your post. hugs from here, Debby

Tracey said...

*Sigh* Can you come work your magic in my garden June? I'm afraid it's been a little neglected this year. Everything is spectacular in yours!!!

:) T

The Victorian Parlor said...


Your words brought a tear to my eye. If the pictures weren't beautiful enough the images of children playing and family relaxing made the gardens all that more precious:).



Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello June

Thank you for your lovely comments. What a beautiful post. Especially on a day like today when the clouds are very low and the air is drizzle. Youe photos are so lovely, just the kind of garden which I like. I can understand why your and your husband appreciate it so much.
Make the most of what is left of summer and enjoy it!
Take care
Isabelle x

Paula said...

Dear sweet June,

I am so grateful to you for sharing your beautiful garden with all of us, and your sweet spirit! You are so precious, June, and so very grateful! God is so good! I loved seeing all of your beautiful flowers and appreciate you sharing the names of them, too! Your garden is gorgeous and so peaceful. You have put a lot of love and work into it. I am not one bit surprised that your children, grandchildren and husband love to spend so much time there. Of course it is YOU that they want to be with and being in such a lovely garden that you have so beautifully tended is icing on the cake!

Love and hugs,

Sea Angels said...

I just love your planting combinations they look amazing.
Hugs Lynn xxx



Ann Marie said...

Hello June!
This is my first time visiting, and my what a lovely visit! :) I love your flowers.. and your white..and well.. your blog!

I have seen your comments on a few of my other friends blogs.. and they live in Europe.. so I "presumed" you did also! ( Foolish me) I was shocked to see you are from Idaho! :) Not too far from me! :) ~ Anyways.. I am glad you followed me so I could see your cute blog! It's so lovely! Hope your weekend is great!
~ Ann Marie

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

~How lovely your flowers are ~ I especially like the hydrangea ~ just beautiful ~

One Shabby Old House said...

I have a great idea....when it frosts there and there are no more flowers to tend. You can come and sprinkle your magic on mine.
Beautiful June. I am grateful that you have shared your beautiful garden with us all.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

I'm grateful too June. For having met you and for being fortunate enough to enjoy your garden even if it is only through your wonderful pictures. I love your white hydrangeas...they are my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful garden with us. Sending you always all my best.


sandra said...

What a really beautiful garden you have! Love your of my favorites. Have to say, I love you White Wednesday postings, too. I'm thankful to finally have not so hot temps(can't really say they're cool yet).

LiLi M. said...

Your garden is still so beautiful. You are so right to enjoy it's beauty now and don't think of the decay. That will come anyway, why bother now and let it interrupt your joy in the garden? No pumpkins for us here either at this moment, maybe later, when the garden needs an extra splash of color. What a lovely post and I love the end. There is always so much to be happy and grateful about it is good to point that out once in a while. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

Hi June
Your garden is soooo your color schemes and texture. You truly are an artist that paints with a green thumb and your garden is your canvas. Your roses are beautiful, any trouble with black spot?
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my post and Luke will be going in on Thursday, he is having more surgery on his legs. Tenden lengthening and some other things.

Cindy said...

Hi June - I am having a very hard time with becoming a follower on anybody's blog. I would love it if you would put me on the links. I'm going to start checking your links out more frequently.

c/ya wednesday

alicew said...

You certainly have one of the greenest thumbs I know June! My roses are all looking pretty sad right about now...but yours are still stunning. I always enjoy a tour through your inspiring and beautiful garden...

Jeanneoli said...

Your garden is gorgeous. I would be in heaven if my yard looked like this. I usually have beautiful roses (I have no idea what kind) that bloom around our pergola...but this year they were horrible. I have no idea what to do to help them. Bad gardener:-)

Deb said...

June, your garden still looks amazing! Mine is winding down now ... time to replace the urns with Mum's. When we were away last weekend the white gazebo and arbour reminded me of your beautiful garden. I called out "OOh it looks just like June's" ...and my hubby knew right away "a blogging friend" :-)

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I think your garden gets more gorgeous every time you post pictures. I love walking through your pictures.


audrey said...

Hi June.
This is my first visit ~ I found your Blog through Marilyn. And what a wonderful, beautiful Blog it is.
Your photos, flowers, and vintage items are so pleasing to the eye ~ I am so happy to now follow you and be able to look at your things and read your posts.
Blessings to you and yours.

bikim said...

OHHHHH dear June, your garden is so charming and huge!! you're really lucky to have so many flowers still blooming! mine are already gone! the last ones were lavender - which i'm now drying to later use. my roses are all gone by now! it's still summer, but you can now feel the colder air in the morning and late afternoon!! What a great time your grandchildren had! those days will be for sure on their memories, as some of them are on mine from the time i spent at my grandparents houses as a child. I do try to creat good memories for my children too. Thanks for your comments and for sharing the garden beauty. Have a great September,

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