Friday, July 30, 2010

Roses and delphinium...and a thank you to you all!

I wanted to share a little of what has been keeping me from my blog so much lately.



I am making new beds in the garden right now and it is taking up a huge amount of time
and it has kept me from visiting all of your wonderful blogs for the past week.

Soon things will be slowing down and I will get back to doing something besides gardening.
But for now, I am pretty much living in my dirty garden clothes.

Never fear...I do take a bath every night and first thing in the morning I look pretty clean...
but then it's downhill from there.


This is my hobby. This is my passion.
This is what I live for in the Summer.



Too bad I can't look good doing it. LOL!



The pictures above of the gazebo and roses, I took last night.
But the pictures from here down I took last week, but didn't have a chance
to post them.
The delphiniums are now finishing their bloom time. These photos were taken when 
they were at there peak. 



My favorite delphiniums to grow are the Pacific Giants.
There are very tall and stately in the beds.




They always make me wish that they lasted longer.








Here are the views walking up the front walk to the pergola covered porch.



A sweet little perennial foxglove.






Hydrangeas in a concrete pot.







This view below is a view of the front of the garden from the road.




I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your well wishes on the studio being
published. You are all so supportive and wonderful to me.
 I have enjoyed reading all the lovely messages you have left for me.
I feel so blessed to have you all in my life and be able to connect through this
awesome thing called blogging.
 I LOVE meeting all the amazing women who 
love the same things I love, feel the same things I feel,
and want the same things out of life that I want. 

I will be gone a few days and will catch up with you all the first of the week.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer. Isn't it going by so fast?
I have to squeeze every bit out of it...because we sure have a short one here
in my corner of the world. Soon we will be gathering wood
 to get us through the long Winter.
Yikes!!! I hate the thought!

94 comments:

Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful!! I live in the south and it is so hot, we are working to keep our plants from drying out. Your garden looks to be in the height of it's beauty.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your garden is just gorgeous june..i can see why you've been so busy in it! I too love to garden...cultivating something is so very gratifying isn't it? And..i can't WAIT to see your creative haven published in "where Women Cerate." I am living vicariously through you and enjoying every minute of it! You so deserve the recognition! have a wonderful week-end!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your garden is just gorgeous june..i can see why you've been so busy in it! I too love to garden...cultivating something is so very gratifying isn't it? And..i can't WAIT to see your creative haven published in "where Women Cerate." I am living vicariously through you and enjoying every minute of it! You so deserve the recognition! have a wonderful week-end!

Sherry said...

Your garden pictures are lovely. I will be looking forward to getting the Where Women Create Magazine. I too love to garden but do not give my lovely flowers the attention that they deserve, as I am working full time. I do enjoy every moment outside in the summertime.

Anonymous said...

June..your garden is so pretty and we can tell you spend alot of time working in it..I don't know what you put on the soil but it loves it. Here in Dallas with 100+ degree weather it is all we can do to keep our flowers watered. I hate to see the water bill next month...lol..I just came back from the nursery getting more hanging baskets (don't know what I was thinking) but I thought I needed more...It is time for the chicks to get their treats before bedtime..tonight they get cold watermelon..I have to keep them cool also...Hope you have a great weekend an looking forward to you getting back to the blog...Vera

www.veralauterbach@ebby.com

Pondside said...

Squeeze every sunlit minute into your garden - the winter is long and damp and full of garden dreaming - your work, the perfume of the flowers, the colours, the feel of the soil are all material for those winter dreams.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You surely do have the greenest of green thumbs, dear friend!

I imagine it's so peaceful and relaxing out there in the garden, I can see why you've been away lately.

Love ya bunches!
Anne

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey there June, remember me?
Yep. I'm your sweet little friend from the South who has been a VERY bad visitor (to everyone) lately.

Having free time has NOT been an option for me so this is really the first time I touch my computer in almost 11 days. I was having terrible "June withdrawals" so you were the first place I ran to this evening!!!!

And what do I read??? OMG you are going to get published!!!!!
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!!!
Your studio just took my breath away (as all of your surroundings do) and yes...I too say sit back and soak it all in!!!! :)
Girl...you are AMAZING and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person!!!! (not even to me! haha) Wooo hooo! Now I can go tell everybody that I have a famous friend!!! ;) Oh June, does that make me famous by association???? (I'm bowing to you dear June) tee hee!!!!

I wish I were walking with you in your garden right now. I know NOTHING about flowers and I would love to hear you tell me about them :) Your heaven is beautiful girl. Your love for your garden just radiates through your beautiful photos.

aaaah...I'm starting to feel better. My "June withdrawals" are starting to subside :)))

Congratulations girl...I'll be the FIRST in line to buy the WWC issue!!! It's going to be an amazing experience for you. You've GOT to share ALL of the details with me!!!! Promise? However, I'm warning you...if Jo is able to go meet you...you WILL fall in love with her. She will not want to leave your beautiful home. If that happens (which I know it will), call me and I'll take the first flight over there and have fun with ya'll too!!!!!!!

Yes.
I'm feeling MUCH better now...
Love You!
:)))

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey there June, remember me?
Yep. I'm your sweet little friend from the South who has been a VERY bad visitor (to everyone) lately.

Having free time has NOT been an option for me so this is really the first time I touch my computer in almost 11 days. I was having terrible "June withdrawals" so you were the first place I ran to this evening!!!!

And what do I read??? OMG you are going to get published!!!!!
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!!!
Your studio just took my breath away (as all of your surroundings do) and yes...I too say sit back and soak it all in!!!! :)
Girl...you are AMAZING and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person!!!! (not even to me! haha) Wooo hooo! Now I can go tell everybody that I have a famous friend!!! ;) Oh June, does that make me famous by association???? (I'm bowing to you dear June) tee hee!!!!

I wish I were walking with you in your garden right now. I know NOTHING about flowers and I would love to hear you tell me about them :) Your heaven is beautiful girl. Your love for your garden just radiates through your beautiful photos.

aaaah...I'm starting to feel better. My "June withdrawals" are starting to subside :)))

Congratulations girl...I'll be the FIRST in line to buy the WWC issue!!! It's going to be an amazing experience for you. You've GOT to share ALL of the details with me!!!! Promise? However, I'm warning you...if Jo is able to go meet you...you WILL fall in love with her. She will not want to leave your beautiful home. If that happens (which I know it will), call me and I'll take the first flight over there and have fun with ya'll too!!!!!!!

Yes.
I'm feeling MUCH better now...
Love You!
:)))

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey there June, remember me?
Yep. I'm your sweet little friend from the South who has been a VERY bad visitor (to everyone) lately.

Having free time has NOT been an option for me so this is really the first time I touch my computer in almost 11 days. I was having "June withdrawals" and you were the first blog I ran to this evening!!!!

And what do I read??? OMG you are going to get published!!!!!
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!!!
Your studio just took my breath away (as all of your surroundings do) and yes...I too say sit back and soak it all in!!!! :)
Girl...you are AMAZING and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person!!!! Wooo hooo! Now I can go tell everybody that I have a famous friend!!! ;)
Does that make me famous by association???? (I'm bowing to you dear June) tee hee!!!!

I wish I were walking with you in your garden right now. I know NOTHING about flowers and I would love to hear you tell me about them :) Your heaven is beautiful girl. Your love for your garden just radiates through your beautiful photos.

aaaah...I'm starting to feel better. My "June withdrawals" are starting to subside :)))

Congratulations girl...I'll be the FIRST in line to buy the issue!!! It's going to be an amazing experience for you. You've GOT to share ALL of the details with me!!!! Promise? However, I'm warning you...if Jo is able to go meet you...you WILL fall in love with her. She will not want to leave your beautiful home. If that happens (which I know it will), call me and I'll take the first flight over there and have fun with ya'll too!!!!!!!

Yes.
I'm feeling MUCH better now...
Love You!
:)))

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

ooops...three times???
Sorry June...that's how much I missed you!
;)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow! That is a garden for the soul.If I had a garden as gorgeous as yours I would never come in the house:) Your passion for gardening shows in every petal. I love seeing pictures of it. Have a great weekend and enjoy those gardens. They are much more important than sitting at a computer...unless you can do it in the garden;)
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
You hard work is sure paying off..I have never seen a more lovely Garden! Enjoy your days away my friend..summer will be over before we know it! I can't wait to see your studio once it is showcased! Take care..
Hugs,
Wanda

koralee said...

Your garden is amazing! Every inch of it...shhhhhhhh I don't want Summer to runaway so fast. xoxox

The French Bear said...

I knew your garden would look spectacular....and it does, what a beautiful reflection of your soul!!!!
Love every inch of it!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

oldgreymare said...

It is a good thing I am not your neighbor or I'm sure you would catch me crossing the lawn in the middle of the night with my garden shears to "borrow" some blooms. The temptation would just be too powerful.

June bug, you are the Garden Goddess..

xxxx

z

fairmaiden said...

All your hard work is paying off...what BEAUTY. Gardening does take time...one day I will have gardens to tend like yours. Mine is still so small that it doesn't take too much time. Stay in your gardens...its more healthy than blogging:)

Abby's Garden said...

Stunning pictures June! The close-up's are just drop dead gorgeous and amazing! BTW, I'm certain you look beautiful even in your gardening gear:)

Marydon said...

G'eve June ~ I LOVE your gardens, the stroll is so beautiful & brilliant colored florals to enjoy. My delphiniums are starting to bloom again (the heat has taken a severe toll on our florals). It is so nice to know that you enjoy gardening as do I ... my special place with God & just me! Your gazebo is sweeeeeT!!

We just got our arbor up & I ordered my climbing rose today, the nursery didn't have any left, boo-hoo! I may put clematis on the other side & let them intermingle ... have you ever done this?

I do look forward to that cup of tea & a walk with you, one day, over your gorgeous grounds.

Have a lovely PINK summer's weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

PS We are having a giveaway

rustandruffles said...

Hi June,
Absolutely gorgeous garden and it must be a lot of work. Have a wonderful and restful weekend!
xojanis

Jacqueline said...

Oh June,
Your garden is spectacular. It is a credit to you and I know that it takes an awful lot of work. I have neglected my garden this year because of blogging so, I am going to spend the whole day gardening tomorrow !!
Have a beautiful weekend. XXXX

Mary Ellen said...

I have a hunch we are going to see more than just your gorgeous craft room in magazines!! Just remember us little peons when you become famous please!!!

Gorgeous photos!! Oh I found some oriental poppies!!! YAAAA!!! THey are a coral pink with black buttons- don't remember the name right now. Now I just have to wait the long winter to see spring again and have them bloom!

bee blessed
mary

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi June!
You have a totally breath taking garden! I am alway so inspired when I stop by!
I do believe you have found another calling!
so many gifts...so little time!

I too have practically moved outdoors this past few weeks!
I just finished up building a new bed too...and started another!
I am now paying the price...I am sitting here...smothered in aspercreme arthritis goo! Ha,ha!
Have a wonderful weekend...Because you are so right...it is going by so quickly!
Blessings and hugs,
Donna

Alaina said...

Your gardens are beautiful. Yes the blooms do not last long enough. I too have the purple and blue giant delphiniums and they were amazing this year. My gardens are in their green stage of summer until the end of August when the fall blooms and roses start again. We have been lucky to have a wonderful summer so I will be looking forward to Fall and the cooler weather. I love to see your gardens in all of their glory. Thank you for your lovely comments when you visit.

Ann Marie said...

Lovely-Lovely-Lovely!!!

I would be in my garden 24/7 if it was mine too! Just get a hammock and sleep outside... lol!

What is this published stuff? I clearly have been way to busy as well.. and have missed out on much.

Keep loving on that garden.. and celebrating summer days! XO

stefanie said...

your garden and photos are amazing!!!! just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

I completely understand!! Well done you! That is amazing! Enjoy!!
Hugs, Lisa

Junebug said...

Beautiful as always, you do have the touch! I'm working on my gardener resume so with my help you will free up some time - hee-hee!! Wish you were going along to the Barn House Flea Market. I know we would have a blast and find all kinds of treasures. Enjoy your few days away and have fun.

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear June,
there not only beautiful roses in your garden but also so many other great flowers! It must be glorious in the morning after getting up to see these flowers. Since the day can only start well.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Big hugs, Yvonne

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your garden is already amazing but I look forward to seeing what you have added.
As always beautiful photos and your view from the road must have people slamming on the breaks!

Enjoy your days in the garden,

Carolyn

p.s. I miss you!

Denise said...

be still my heart........your garden is so beautiful!!! oh my........I just love it when you post pics of your garden....

CONGRATS!!!!! that is so wonderful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, your garden is a lovely paradise that can only look this good when one cultivates it with such love, care and TIME! Come back when you can sweet one! Anita

Candy said...

Digging in the dirt is right up there on the list of favorite things to do. I love to talk with the Lord and the flowers. Everything one does in the garden is food for the soul. I can't help picturing you amongst the blooms whenever you skip across my mind.
Happy!Happy!PINK Saturday Blessings ;-)

Diane said...

You're truly an artist with your garden AND your photography. Your delphiniums are just heavenly, they must give an ethereal quality to your gardens. Have a good weekend. Diane

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi June, I'm glad you spend so much time in your beautiful garden. We don't have a garden but that way I always have one I can go to and enjoy all the lovely flowers you take such good care of. Then I dream I would lay in your hammock and take a little nap while the birds are singing and the bees are humming :-).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Anne Marie said...

how absolutely gorgeous! all your flowers - I would really like to know your secret, because, it is so windy out here not a lot of roses do so well - and delicate flowers such as your hollyhocks I saw -

beautiful gardens - your hard work shows -
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... as always, your gardens are just stunning... LOVE Roses and Delphiniums... I believe I told you I always plant Delphiniums for my grandma Delphine... she taught me so much of what I know about gardening, I love to honor her... your Foxgloves are so pretty too... by the way, the one I dried turned out quite pretty! Next year, I shall dry more of them... I too literally "live" in my garden clothes this time of year... wishing you a beautiful day... and once again, I too am so excited for you and Where Women Create! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS TT emailed me and said he wants to be in another post! tee hee hee!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Beautiful images of your flowery garden of heaven...

Hi June, I bet it takes a lot of work keeping a garden and having it looks so superb. Now do you do all the work yourself? or do you have help? Was most of your flowers already there when you moved in? Look at me with all the questions.... sorry about that. Anyways If I wasn't renting I know I would be out there all day... I love to create when It comes to landscaping and using different plants and flowers making an oasis of pure beauty. Give me land and I'll turn it into something magnificent. I surely miss that the most after we lost it all during some rough times years ago.

Much Love & Hugs to YOU!

Zuzu said...

I love your garden, June! My heart melts whenever I see foxglove and delphinium. I hope to be able to grow them here next year (I'm working on creating the southern garden bed now).
Enjoy your time in the garden. The leaves will start falling in about 6 weeks here - too, too soon!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh how i wish my garden was like yours, gorgeous flowers and beautiful vistas.

Terra said...

This is my first visit here and now I MUST follow your blog. I fell in love with your garden of flowers. I adore delphiniums, they can be the bluest blue, and I don't have any. This is a bit shocking. Foxgloves are another favorite flower of mine.
My newest addition is a Meyer lemon tree, and I smile whenever I see it.

Privet and Holly said...

Love your gardens...
Love YOU!
Love having you visit.
Our summers are
short, here, too....
And the winters ~
LONG.
So I'm glad that
you are out soaking
up all of that garden
goodness, June!!!
Enjoy your time away.
xx Suzanne

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You have created a little piece of heaven! Your garden is awesome. If only my delphiniums were as happy as yours ;) This year the rain caused a lot of damage...
Have a most wonderful, sunshine- and flower-filled weekend, June! EnJOY your G*A*R*D*E*N xx

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oooh June! I always love a chance to get a look at your BEAUTIFUL garden!! Your flowers are stunning, and I LOVE your color combinations!
Don't worry, all of us other passionate gardners know excatly what it's like to get grimy for the love of your garden. ;o)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo

Terra said...

Hi, I became a follower of your blog today, and posted about it on my blog, with a link so my readers can visit you easily.
I see you have some gorgeous horses, by the way. I love the work Madeleine Pickens is doing for our wild horses.

KATHY said...

Hi June,Your garden looks so gorgeous!!I love all those beautiful colors...Kathy

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
The flowers are beautiful and so very tall. Do you stake your delphinium once the breezes start up? My foxgloves do well but the few times I've tried delphinium, they seem to get knocked over by our breezes. After seeing your photos, I will have to try them again next year. I'm with you, loving spending time outdoors and can't get enough. My home & website are suffering because of it, but it will change soon just like you said... not going to think about it yet. Happy days in the sun to you!
xo

Melanie said...

Oh my, June!!! Your flowers are just gorgeous!!

I had to laugh when you wrote that you do indeed wash up every night. Last year, at my neighbor's wedding...(granted, we live in the country so our neighbors are seperated by fields of corn) my other neighbors of TEN YEARS, asked how I knew the bride and groom ,they looked at me very strange when I told them we were neighbors. They went on to say that they have only ever seen me with my hair up, covered in dirt!!!They had no idea who I was!!!!


Enjoy your garden time. It will be over too way soon!:)

The Rose Room said...

very, very lovely! Rachael:)

Sirkka said...

Hello June,

Thank you for your comment in my blog.
I can almost feel like I was inside your beutiful photos...!
So sweet and beutiful, marvelous..suberb...
Beautiful pictures make me happy, thank you!

A lovely Sunday to you,
Sirkka and Rosa

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You have the prettiest garden of all!! Enjoy (;

The Rustic Victorian said...

Your garden is over the top beautiful!!! It is loving you back!
OXO
Marcie

Diane said...

All of these flowers are in ONE garden? Oh my! I imagine the scents are divine. Beautiful!
Hugs, Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

I can see why you would want to spend all your time out in your garden.
It is beautiful, love the roses, foxgloves, hydrangeas and the delphiniums, what a gorgeous show.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and your lovely garden.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hello Miss June. Your gardens are so beautiful and I really do understand short growing seasons. We lived in the mountains for 15 years. Very short spring, summer, fall. I now live in the desert, however I have beautiful tall, short, textured, variety, green, red, all kinds of trees around my house, what with mine and all the neighbors. We have only 1/3 of an acre but it is wonderful. My yard has so much potential. This is the first summer I've really been able to work in it. I'm almost satisfied with the front. Next year I'll do some things in the back.

Are you going to get to come to Utah to visit your family? I hope to be able to share some of your time.

I am so excited for you winning. Everything you do is beautiful. It couldn't have happened to a better person.

Enjoy your days in the garden.

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Robin Thomas said...

You had me at foxglove...

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning Junie!

I am GREEN with envy....oh to know what I'm doing in the garden... :-) Yours is beyond delish... I actually found the Pink Diamond hydrangea you recommended at the nursery for less than 10 dollars! Thrilled about that...it's small...but still.....and the Hubbs bought me TWO Limelights for my birthday. :-) Ahhhh.... Can't wait to get them in the ground! Thanks so much for the help in that department.

Have a wonderful week dear one...

xoxoxo
Spence

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous as always. I so enjoy walking through your garden.

We in the south are just barely keeping everything alive right now. Not enough rain and temps staying in the high 90s with lots and lots of humidity. Fall can't get here fast enough. I do enjoy seeing your lush gardens.

Have a great week.

Sandy

Riet said...

OHJUne. What a beautiful garden en your flowers are awesome.Your frontgarden is fabulous. You are a master gardner. En your pictures are the best.
Hugs from Riet

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

With my farmhouse garden a bit of a disaster this year (due to my being ill for the past four months), at least I can enjoy yours, June. Your garden is a never-ending delight. I can just imagine how hard you've worked to produce such beauty.

Vicki said...

Hello, June,
Your garden must make passers by stop in their tracks to take in all the beauty!!! Those delphiniums are gorgeous, and I can see why you wish they lasted longer. June, will you let me know which issue of the magazine you will be featured in? I want to be sure and get one. Have the happiest of weeks there in your garden, sweet friend~ Vicki

Georgianna said...

I think I love your garden as much as my own and your photographs are exceptional, June. I love your gazebo, too. I can see why you live for this and for summer. It's going by too fast, isn't it? Have a lovely week. xo – g

Sofies Haus said...

Wow, such grgeous flowers!Your garden must be like an paradies!Hughs Anja

GWENDOLYN said...

June,
YOUR GARDEN IS GORGEOUS!! Sadly I have neglected my flowers this summer, it has been hotter and more humid than normal and I just haven't felt like weeding in the heat.
Blessings~
Gwen

*Ingrid* said...

thank you for the beautiful flowers from your garden...

Ingrid

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June, Your garden is absolutely fantastic! I try really hard to have a nice garden but I guess I just don't have a green thumb. The 104 degree days we are having haven't helped at all. I bet you always have fresh flowers in your home this time of year. Hugs, Sherry

tales from an oc cottage said...

Eden!!

m ^..^

Rosie said...

Oh June not only is your garden crazy beautiful...your "snappies" are spectacular.
Life is so busy, I look forward to a calmer time...soon I hope...have fun playing in the dirt. That is truly one of my favorite pastimes...I shall live vicariously through you, my dear friend...xoxo...love Rosie

A Fanciful Life said...

My goodness, must we think of winter already?! I am still enjoying the days of summer and your most gorgeous garden pictures. Love those roses... what a talented gardener you are!
Sharon :-)

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

your garden is so very inspiring! I will be planting delphiniums next year for sure, they are so pretty. Even though its August I was freaking out about winter the other day too. We woke up to a storm and it was so dark it made me think of winter.
Enjoy your planting.
Londen

Moments of Grace said...

June,

Oh, how wonderful is this post. I have gone over and over the photos. They are so beautiful that I can almost smell the delicious fragrance. I hope someday to have a garden such as this.

Please keep posting. I miss you.

In Grace,
Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June! Thank you for popping in last night for a visit with the Linen Closet Faeries! As I was looking at your profile and your favorite movies, I see that you share a lot of the same cinematic treasures that I do! Sense and Sensibility, Shawshank.....great movies. Sense and Sensibility is one of the best acted films with the best screenplay I have ever seen! I hope you are enjoying this last month of summer...I am sure that you will make Fall a pleasant transition for your home, family and for us bloggers who just love to see what you will come up with next! Enjoy your day dear lady! Anita

Tracey said...

Hi June! I can't wait til the day when I have more time to spend on my garden...it is a passion for me too...just not one that I have a lot of time for {boo hoo}. Your photos are simply breathtaking!!! Seriously beautiful!!! I am not the least bit surprised that your studio is going to be published!!! Yeah! I am so excited for you! Fabulous news and very well deserved!


Hugs ~

:) T

Natasha Burns said...

well of course your studio will be published! long overdue!!! yours is one of the first studios i think of when i think of inspiring spaces to create. and your garden... well, that's just sublime!
congratulations sweet lady, you are well deserving
xoxo

paperbird said...

June your delphiniums are so BEAUTIFUL- do you have a secret to growing them? Mine have never been that pretty but I do have the dear that trample them. You have a green thumb my dear.

paperbird said...

June your delphiniums are so BEAUTIFUL- do you have a secret to growing them? Mine have never been that pretty but I do have the dear that trample them. You have a green thumb my dear.

Sherry said...

Just found your blog - LOVELY! Do you winter your hydrangea in the concrete pot?!?!

Lovey said...

June...no one does it better than you!!! Hugs!!

koralee said...

Your flowers make my heart sing my friend...oh I can just smell your roses. Happy weekend sweet one. xox

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear June
I don't know how I missed this post.. oh yes I do.. the internet that is interNOT...

Well your garden is just miraculous!!! so beautiful.. it must bring you much joy to see this each day..

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.. xxx Julie

Rosie said...

Hey Girlfriend!
Thanks so much for popping by my dear friend...are you still playing in the dirt...you lucky girl...I would totally come and join you if we lived a wee bit closer...we'd have a great big girly gab session...utter BLISS...off to spend the weekend with my babies in the Okanagan...can't hardly wait...well dearest off to bed for me...have a wonder filled weekend Junebug...love Rosie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet June! Your visits are gentle and comforting....I appreciate so much when readers can see what I am trying to say....and oh, how we need to celebrate the joys of maturity and what is found beneath the patina of our time on earth. Experience, pains, joys and wisdom...it is treasure. I hope you are well, and enjoying this wonderful season. Soon I will be getting back to my classroom with a whole new crop of youngsters that I will enjoy watching grow. Have a beautiful weekend, Anita

Rebecca said...

God lives in your garden my friend. The most beautiful land I've ever seen.

Thanks for the tips on the hydrangeas. It's all so hard for me. I don't know what I do wrong.

xoRebecca

Anonymous said...

Mom,
You know, I don't stop by your blog nearly as often as I should. Tonight I put my children to bed and the first thing I did was came to your blog for inspiration. I was watching a talk by Jeffrey R Holland about "good things to come" It was about a young family trying to make there way across the country and there car kept breaking down. It seemed that this young family couldn't catch a break. They had no money, no food and really no idea what lay ahead. Elder Holland looks back at that time in his life and says, "don't quit. Keep going. Some good things come soon, some come later, and some don't come until heaven. However, they do come. I look back at our struggles as a family growing up and how you and dad probably felt like that family many times. I am grateful that you kept going and didn't quit. And just look at the blessings that came. Some came immediate and some felt like they would never come. And just look, you now have your own little slice of Heaven. I love you mom and dad.
love always,
me(squeeze)

Zuzu said...

Dearest June,
I had to come back and tell you how much I love seeing your gorgeous garden. Last week Hubby & I drove down the mountain to the "big city" and I purchased some yellow foxglove from the nursery. My fingers are crossed that they will make it up here! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Holly Loves Art said...

June, all your photos are g o r g e o u s !!! My favorite flower of all time is the foxglove. I adore them so much! Beautiful beautiful!!!!!!
Love,
Holly

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi June - I understand completely regarding the busy summer. What a lovely and worth while passion/hobby! Gorgeous!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You live in the Garden of Eden it seems....what a dream come true.
How very wonderful for you...you are a MARVELOUS photographer...your images bring tears to my eyes they are so beautiful.

Rose

sweetpea said...

hello friend. i have an award for you at my blog. pop by when you can.

hugs,

shelley

Alaina said...

I am sure you are busy with the new flower bed and taking lots of pictures to share with us. I am getting ready for fall to be here with all the mums and roses in bloom. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Chrissy said...

I can almost smell your garden it so lovely June!Hope you are well my friend! x0

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I am delighted to have found your blog. It would be nice to connect with you. I am hosting a jewelry giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Take care Anu!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

June,
Oh sweetie, just look at the comments. People are so drawn to you, can you believe it? 92 comments. Of course 50 were from Jodie! I think it's safe to say that girl loves you. Maybe she's trying to get in good for when we come visit. You know she wants to stay in the little cabin in the woods. I don't care tho, I'll take the new (about to be famous) studio. I've been so busy with the kids birthday (can't believe their turning 5), school starting & all that goes with it. Vacations. Wew, I'm pooped. But soon fall will come, school will start & Lisa will be back to stalking June! Lisa

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi there dear sweet June! It's just little ole me...
I know it's been much too long since I have come to visit! I see you have been VERY busy tending your beautiful gardens... Of course they look incredible! And what's this? You are getting published in a magazine?!! How wonderful! Can't say I'm suprised! I knew way back when it was bound to happen!

Couldn't happen to a more lovely lady! I'm so happy for you!
Enjoy your gardening my friend! We are having delightfully pleasant weather out this way, I'm very happy to say! Much unlike last year!!

P.S. My I see your list of visitors and admirers has grown by leaps and bounds since my last visit as well! Also no suprise;)

Hugs, Sherri:)