Saturday, September 12, 2009

The September garden...

I took these photos a couple of days before Labor Day and this is what the garden looked like then. Now a week later the white phlox are almost finished blooming and the coneflowers are losing their color. Many roses are still blooming beautifully and my beloved sweet peas are going strong. The hydrangeas are at their peak and with the cooler night temperatures will soon start to turn a lovely pinkish hue. They will soon be ready to cut for dried arrangements in the house to cheer me through the long winter. The garden has brought me so much joy this summer. I can't think of too many things that bring me more pleasure than gardening. There is much to do in the garden in the fall to get it ready for the winter months. It is always a sad time for me, but a necessary one for the garden.
I am truly loving all the vegetables this year. The corn is gone now, but the tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucumbers are still feeding us. I should be a pale shade of red because of all the tomatoes I have eaten this past week. I wonder if a person can overdose on tomatoes?
I hope that you are all spending these last Summer days doing the things that bring you joy!


Julie Marie said...

Hello June, first off, I LOVE that you put your animals on your sidebar! They are all just precious! Now I guess it is doggie kisses TT Rabbit and horsey kisses horses!!! I love them all! Your garden still looks pretty to me... I know what you mean though, mine is pooping out now... my flowerpots are just about done... burning bushes are starting to turn a little already... lots of fall cleanup here too, but I am already dreaming about what I will plant next Spring! I don't think you can overdose on tomatoes, if you can, then I have too, love them! Will you post a little bit about your animals soon? Bisous... Julie Marie

Alice W. said...

Simply stunning ;) I long for my own vegetable garden one day {along with a flower one of course - that I can only hope and pray will be as beautiful as yours} so we too can enjoy our own home grown produce.

Even though I know it is sad to let it go for the winter...I am sure those dried hydrangeas will bring lots of pleasure and I know I am already looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

BellaRosa said...

Oh my stars...June, I think I have complete garden envy :) How do you dry hydrangeas? Have you ever heard of a hydrangea called "Heirloom" ? I can't find any info on it but you know how you see the dried hyrangeas in the faded greens, burgandy and like a rust color, well these look like that when they are bloomin :) we saw them for mothers day at the grocery store and when we went back to get them, they were all out and I have had no luck finding them again. But really June keep sharing these gorgeous pictures...they always make me smile...even when I am just a lil green :) Rose

Connie said...

I'll always love your garden, chickee, especially the arbor!



Ann Marie said...

I love the old chair with the bucket of flowers.. the arbor.. and well.. I love it all!
Those lovely white seats are waiting to be used! I'll be over with the lemonade... (I Wish..)

maría cecilia said...

Oh June, your garden is so, so beautiful that it´ll bring you joy even in fall time. I can´t wait for my garden in bloom pretty soon, I know you´ll love it too.
The pictures are sooooooooo lovely.
María Cecilia

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your garden is beautiful and I know how much hard work and time you need to get it looking like that. I love to dry the hydrangeas and put them in baskets for over the winter months.
Your white chairs are lovely and look perfect there in the garden.

Enjoy your weekend

Patina said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I just love your garden!
Nothing like a home grown tomato to eat, I just love them.

Unknown said...

Hi June! Your garden is beautiful! What a lovely place to rest and think that you have created. As usual your pictures are wonderful. Thank you, again for your kind words and support. Yes....please talk to your mother about writing a will. This is going to take months to settle, not to mention the additional stress and unecessary expense.

Debra@CommonGround said...

I just went back through some of your earlier posts, and I enjoyed them so much. Your garden is just an extension of who you are...sweet, lovely and fresh. Thankyou for sharing it. You know, even when your garden is starting to fade, and when fall and winter set in, I will still want to see photos. A garden is lovely any season of the year!

Vicki said...

Hello, June,
Your garden is wonderful! Gardens are a lot of work but well worth it. The fresh vegetables must taste scrumptious, too. Have a beautiful weekend. Vicki p.s. We have finally received RAIN here in hot, dry central Texas, and I am thanking God for every drop.

LiLi M. said...

Hi June, your garden is still wonderful! I love that photo with the bucket of hydrangeas. Have you ever thought of making a calendar? It could be just for yourself, though I think you have a large audience out there, biy a blank calendar and fil it up with photos from your own garden.
Tomatoes are very very healthy, someone I know who had leukemia HAD to eat them as they detox your body. So eat as much of them as you can and be healthy and happy forever! Have a lovely Sunday, hugs LiLi

My name is Riet said...

Such beautiful pictures of your beautiful garden. I love the bucket with flowers on the chair.
Have a nice day

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Dear June,
I believe myself in your September garden as if I was in the paradise.
Completely lots of love and marvellous Sunday wishes you,

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
ooh your garden still looks so beautiful,love the hydrangeas and those chairs looks so inviting.Just to sit there with you would be wonderful.In my mind I am sitting there now with you.Have a lovely sunday June and enjoy it all.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Lori said...

gorgeous!!! as is not even fair that your garden still looks so lovely at the end of the season...such a beautiful post June...your pictures are wonderful!!!

Jane said...

I have the same sentiment as the comments above. Your garden is beautiful!!! It looks so inviting and comfortable. Enjoy your Sunday!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

June, your garden is beautiful....a lot of hard work has gone into it, and it was well worth it...absolutely wonderful. It has a very English feel about it. XXXX

Sandi said...

Beautiful as always June!!!! There is nothing left here blooming for me except a few fairy roses. :(
But I will enjoy the fall season too!!

Anonymous said...

I always love your gardens.... They are breath-taking no matter when!!
Love Ya',

Rebecca Nelson said...

Beautiful as always, JunieGirl.

Want to know what I think?

I think when someone has the ability and talent to plan and grow such beautiful gardens it is just a a reflection of the loveliness inside of their own heart.

You soooo inspire me~

Love to you this rainy-day Sunday~


Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your garden still looks lovely. I especially love the photo with the blue bucket of flowers on the chair.
It is hard to see the garden season coming to a close but time seems to fly so it won't be long until we will be checking for daffodils-or so I tell myself!

Take care,


Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi June,

Your garden is still so unbelievably green and gorgeous! Oh and you still have tomatoes wonderful!
I just LOVE home grown tomatoes! I like to slice em and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on em...Oooo yummy!

Hope you're havin a nice Sunday! I'll bet you're out puttering in that beautiful garden of yours, aren't you?!


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello June
Your September garden is looking fabulous. Just the kind of garden that I like, It must be such a pleasure sitting in it. You have green fingers and it shows. I could easily spend a day relaxing in a garden like yours.
I hope that you've had a good weekend
Take care
Isabelle x

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

June, your garden looks like a little bit of heaven. Such a beautiful and enchanted place you've created.

bikim said...

Dear June;
you have an amazing garden! so zen and pretty! Loved the posts with the laces and fell in love with that wonderful lamp shade!!!! Divine!!!
Thanks and take care,

Carole said...

Oh June...thank you for those beautiful images. I was going over them again and I was trying to put my finger on what it reminded me of and I finally got it. The garden from "Practical Magic" I'm sure you've seen's a totally cult "chic flick" I love that movie and with Halloween just around the corner they'll probably rerun it on TV soon!
Your garden is MAGICAL!

Kimberly said...

Very lovely. It seems like something out of a dream! I too love to garden but since I now rent out my home and live with my sister and her family I no longer spend the long days working in it nor do I experience the joys that come with watching a garden closely..........There is nothing like it!

Unknown said...

your hydrangea are just to die 4!! Love that you still have so much color yet in your garden.just beautiful!

blushing rose said...

Your gardens are breathtaking! I say to myself 'self, June's gardens put my gardens to shame'. I need to get cracking on doing more out there ...

TY for popping by, June. I've missed hearing from you.

LMTY I could have gone on for hours reminescing but more for another day.

Have a beautiful eve.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Unknown said...

I truly love to garden too, but I have been soooo busy this summer I have not gotten nearly enough time out in the garden and I know I will be so sad when winter is here and I will be wishing I had spent more time in the beauty and peace of my garden! As always, your garden is glorious!!!

:) T

Fete et Fleur said...

These photos are truly breathtaking. You live in paradise!

~ Nancy

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello June,
your pics are just beautiful. I love the gardening time in fall, because of the scent and the atmposphere in the garden. But it's true, at the same time it's a sad time.
Have a great time in your lovely garden...

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June!! I love seeing photos of your charming and beautiful garden!!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your garden continues to stay to beautiful. It is a joy to look at.


Slices of Beauty... said...

Love your garden!
Congrats, you are a beautiful mum.

maryboys said...

june...i'm enjoying all of your more recent posts, having been missing my blog reading time up until the past week or so:) there is just an abundance of beauty everywhere i look...the gardens, the porch, your white wednesday posts. on my. i love all of it - thank you for sharing all of this with us.


Paula said...

Dear sweet June,
Thank you for stopping by and letting me know you are thinking of me! That meant so much to me!!!! I think of you and your joyful, sweet spirit often. I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful September garden. Your photos are gorgeous! I also enjoyed reading about your plans to prepare your garden for winter. I am glad you will have your lovely dried hydrangeas to cheer you through the long winter. Here in the south I am anticipating fall gardening. We have so much to clean up since I have not worked in the garden, it has been very hot and humid, nothing unusual, I just can't take it like I used to! LOL!!! But, I do look forward to cooler temperatures and planting mums, pansies, snapdragons, violas, and sweet william. Unless we have a real severe freeze these will last all the way into spring. I love the photos of T.T. Rabbit and your horses. They all look so sweet and are just darling!!!

Love you,

jen said...

Oh such a beautiful September Garden!! Great pics!!


Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi June,
I can only imagine keeping a garden as beautiful as yours requires a lot of work, I just never thought that a lot also went into preparing it for the winter season. I live in an area where the weather is pretty constant and the seasons are not as defined as other parts of the country, so minimal winter preparations are required. I do love your garden and can definitely appreciate all the labor of love you put into it. It really does show. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.


Mary said...

Beautiful, June! My roses are still blooming as well, but everything else is almost spent...a true sign of fall! Now it's time to plan the mums, and take the patio umbrellas down...bye bye to summer, for now.

God bless!


Stephenie said...

June, Your garden is simply just gorgeous.. I love the chairs and the beautiful pillows you have on them.. The print is amazing..
That little store you went to on your last post.. Has so many pretty things.. I love that sweet lampshade.. I bet you and your daughter had a blast together.. Hope all is well..

Candy said...

I'm a garden girl too but with our drought this summer I just looked out the window at my lifeless yard. It was so nice to travel through blogland gardens of green grass and flowering jewels of every color. This past week has been wet and wonderful. Little wildflowers have sprung up and doing their happy dance. Curling, crisp, dry leaves have opened to a sweet shade of green. The temperatures have fallen from 100+ to 80s and 90s. Each season brings its own treasures. Thanks for sharing your lovely grounds with me.

Paula said...

Hi again dear June,

Thank you for your sweet comments and for visiting my new blog. Yes, I agree with you, keeping up a blog is a lot of work, but I love it, too, just as you do! I cannot post often either. I love what you said about seeing things differently since you began blogging... how nothing is taken for granted and there is beauty everywhere. That is so true, and the friendships that are made are such a blessing! Thank you for encouraging me and for being my friend!

Love, Paula

Unknown said...

June, you have the most beautiful garden!! It belongs in a magazine! I just love the arbor so much. It is stunning, it has a mysterious look, making me want to walk through it to visit the other side. Like a garden gate :)

Rebecca said...

Hi June
Your garden is still so beautiful. I bet is gorgious through the fall.
I don't think you can overdue on tomatoes but you can on carrots I know. A friend of mine was juicing and over did on the carrots and actually turned orange!
Thanks for your kind comment on Jesse

Gayle said...

Hi June,
Your garden and blog is such a lovely place
to stop and enjoy true beauty.
You're a sweetheart!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tulipa said...

So many wonderful posts!!
I just adore your photos from the garden...
Love / Mariette said...

What I love the most about your gardens are those two white adorondac chairs. They are for me and you to sit in. We will look up into the trees and be able to see the sun try and break through the leaves, but not quite be able too - leaving us in a very light warmth. We will be able to smell the fresh grass - as it was just mowed and the sprinklers are clacking behind us. Our conversation takes us to childhood dreams and adulthood realities. From teenage troubles to the magic and mistery of young womenhood. The challanges of motherhood to the excitement of being a grandma. It's been a good life and I'm very happy to be able to share mine with you.


Teacup Mosaics said...

Enjoy you wonderful cool days and cooler nights of the forthcoming fall. I love this time of year, your garden is looking beautiful. Great addition pics of your fur babies.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Buongiorno June, love tomatoes. If you have a lot sun dried tomatoes would be great, also Caponata that you can save for the winter. I can give you some recipes. Ciao

Yvonne said...

Dear June,

I am reading your posts and look at the beautiful pictures i have missed, your garden is still so beautiful, all that nice corners, i like it very much !!
This post is from Sept 12, that was our wedding anniversery (12 years):-)
I hope to visit you more often, but my father needs a ot lof care (he is already 79 years old)
Hope to get here very soon
big hug Yvonne