Thursday, August 12, 2010

The August garden...

I would love to show you around the garden today.
 In August, the garden takes on many different
 colors and textures.
It took me a long time to get color to last through the  season here.

In Spring and early Summer the garden would be awash in color, and then
would go through a period of very few blooms at all for a short while.

I've been able to plan better through the years, and now we
enjoy color almost constantly all season long.

Tall garden lilies and roses

Trumpet lilies
(taller than me)

Daylilies and Annabelle hydrangea

The monarda is keeping the bees and butterflies happy.

and giving beautiful color to the August garden.

I love this clematis on the driveway fence...

Love old garden spray nozzels.

Thank you for walking around parts of the garden with me today. 

I so enjoy your company!!!
See you soon...for more blooms.
(and a little garden tea)


Jacqui said...

Very, very beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Dearest June,
now I have not announced myself already very long. With me just this is bloggern a little more quietly... my children the summer holidays have.

I am so enthusiastically from your garden.
It is a true eye-cacher in every season.
I send you the favourite greetings from Bavaria,

Sandi said...

Pretty, pretty June!! I was just thinking about you today and decided I needed to check in with you and see how you are!! Glad you posted so I know you are okay!! lol

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

It's beautiful June. I love geraniums the most. Over the year Dean and I spent so much money in plants and between gophers and heat nothing last. The only flowers that we enjoy most of the year is geranium, "the rose of the poor". I am glad you are in blogland today. Ciao Rita

Alaina said...

June, your gardens should be in the magazines, beautiful. Thank you very much for the tour. I too am in the time when not much is in bloom, but then at the end of August all of the fall flowers start to show their true colors. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi June -
What a beautiful post! Your garden is gorgeous and so welcoming! How wonderful to be surrounded by such beauty, to sit, relax and enjoy :)

Val said...

the visit through your garden with your company ,was a beautiful moment for me,so peaceful,quiet and charming...

FairyFiligree said...

Your garden flowers are really an inspiration. How do you manage to keep it all together? It must be a lot of hard work and a lot of passion. Prosit!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your garden just takes my breath away. All I can say is that God has certainly blessed you with gardeners love.

So beautiful and your photos are amazing.


maría cecilia said...

El jardín más hermoso del mundo!!!
maria cecilia

Anonymous said...

Oh June..... Your gardens a beyond words!! I can't believe the color where my gardens are about gone. With the high heat & lack of rain it has taken a severe toll.
Maybe better next year!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

myletterstoemily said...

oh, your blessed family to be surrounded
by such beauty. at one time i tried to do
what you have done but just got worn out.

you have inspired me to try again.

thank you.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Oh, June ~ What a Beautiful Floral Haven You have.... Love all the Flowers & the Photos are Incredible~ I have EnJoyed viewing your last 2 posts also, The Roses & All the Beautiful Blooms, I can almost Smell their Sweet Fragrance! Thank You for Sharing with us xox Cheryl

Donna Reyne' said...

Hi am green with envy! LOL!!!!
I was getting June post!
But I knew you were probably in your stunning garden creating magic!
I wish I could come for tea! I could spend all day in your amazing world!
Have a blessed evening!
Hugs my friend,

Diane said...

Thanks for your thoughts on your August garden, June. I have some of my monarda in the wrong place so I'm going to move it into the sun. More lilies, too. I love your lilies, they're gorgeous. In fact your garden is absolutely luscious, a lot of work I know but it's really spectacular. Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh June! It's always such a pleasure to get a look at your garden! I'm so glad you shared with us some of the other things you have in your garden besides flowers this time. It's fun to see how you accessorize your outdoors... gorgeous! Love all the chippy painted stuff. ;o) All of your flowers are beautiful! I love geraniums. Mine bloom straight through from spring to fall.
As always... thanks for the wonderful inspiration, June!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Unknown said...

so very lovely june! thanks for brightening my day!

Karen said...

Oh June. This was wonderful! I would just love to have a piece of property like yours. We had a smaller version at our old house, and I worked in it all the time! And then moved here - along with the snakes and I don't do much gardening any more. Do you have snakes where you are? They just scare the bejeepers out of me, and I would die if one turned out to be a rattler, which is a very good possibility. So ! NOPE! Not here. I'm counting the months until we can move again. And I can have old windows and roses like yours. Sigh. Perfect!
Loved this. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!
HUGS!! Karen

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
You know how much I love taking a stroll around your beautiful is so lovely. I have an urn exactly the same as yours...the white, rusty one. You are a brilliant gardener and you should be so proud of it. It takes a LOT of work to get it like that. Just divine and it is a joy to see photographs of it through the seasons. XXXX

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
My favorite is that photo with the old nozzles. I have one here and a couple old sprinklers too I purchased years ago... can't seem to find them around here anymore. Your garden is beautiful and huge too. I was thinking about you the other day when I heard they were rounding up wild mustangs here the other day... thought if I just had lots of land like June I'd have them live with moi. Gee my hubby would love that (actually, I think he would). Oh to have all that beautiful land, what a blessing! Okay... now that I've written a book I'd better say good-bye. You always share such inspiring photos. Thank you!

Happiness to you!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi June,
Your garden is just gorgeous in August... not suffering from the harsh summer one bit! Thriving and beautiful. I also love looking at all your precious animals on your sidebar. I just think that Ashes is such a lovely kitty... one of the sweetest faces I've ever seen.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your garden is stunning!! All the love and care you put into it shows, June. You're an inspiration! :-)


Rebecca Nelson said...

June...if you saw our garden(s) you would FAINT! Everything is dead and brown and hay looking. Oklahoma is soo blistering hot all of my flowers have DIEDed and are suffering. I'm ready to bring a bulldozer in and replant in a few weeks. Sooooo SAD!

I'm dreaming of a garden like YOU HAVE! YES I AM!

Love to you~

Rebecca said...

Hi June,I am sure modivated by what you have done in your garden. This is the first year I've done some serious gardening. I juct came from the nursery. I bought 4 purple pin cusions and a metal trellas. I'm very excited.

come visit

Ann Marie said...

Thanks for the invite!
I had a lovely time...
I LOVE to see your garden.. because it's the same climate area as I have.. and most gradens I see that are this lovely.. are back East! Way to design!

My favorite thing... Your gazebo.. and the large window or French Door.. with the flowers growing through! Love it! Keep enjoying it every minute for me too!!

Junebug said...

Like everyone else, simply beautiful. My lilies are almost done but my roses are still in bloom. I need to work on a few more blooms for late summer.I'm already planning for next year, that is if I don't move my tent into your garden, hee-hee! I would so love to know what kind of camera you have. Of course it helps to have talent, which I'm lacking in photography. Hugs and enjoy!!!!

Deb said...

So very beautiful June ~ I enjoyed looking round your August garden :-)

oldgreymare said...

I had some inspiration today. I am going to blow up all your photos, print them on ginormous waterproof fabric and hang them in front of my concrete block walls. Do you think anyone would be able to tell it was not real? hmmmm?

You won't snitch my friend, now will you? :-0



Laura said...

Dear June-
How how how how how how how how how how???
Teach me-
tell me what you do-
What do you mean when you say you planned better?
How how how how how?

I got that out of my system.


time worn interiors said...

What a stunning garden you have! One day I will have a garden and I hope it is faublous like yours!

Debra@CommonGround said...

I think heaven must look like this!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh June..I have missed your posts! Your hard work in the garden has been worth lovely.. be very proud of it! Take care..

Brenda said...

Your garden is very lovely. It's clear that you put a lot of time and love into it. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
you have lots of beauty in your August garden. The days are still beautiful here but there is a hint of fall coming so I want to enjoy the garden as much as possible.
The beebalm is a lovely addition to your garden and I love to watch the hummingbirds it attracts.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

Patina said...

All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Of course that's not all I'll say. How I would love a garden like yours. It has to bring you much joy as you look out enjoying all the color and fragrances your garden brings.
Beautiful pictures June!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

You are more than cute, June! Thank you for your heart-felt comment. You're crushin' on my garden shed? Crushin' is a word we use around here a lot (not by hubby's choice). Have you seen The Note w/Genie Francis? I think you have. Have loved her for years, even been told we look a bit alike... I'll tell you about that another time though ;)
About not measuring up and the pre-fab issue, you are a silly lady. We women are too hard on ourselves, we want to be everything to everyone and be the best at it all. We live in a tiny (oops, petite) house and I was feeling the same about not measuring up. It's time we women give ourselves a break! Let's start here... I say we women start crushin' on ourselves, okay?
Would love to say hello to your horses and tell them about the wild mustangs~

Anne Lorys said...

I cannot imagine Heaven being any lovelier!

Cherrie said...

Very beautiful!

Carole said...

I can just imagine myself strolling thru your garden....and I'd be good and not pick a single flower.....well maybe one of two.
Just beautiful June.

Pondside said...

Too, too lovely. Now I know that I have to plant roses and lilies and hydrangea and lilies - next year!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your garden is beautiful and thank you so much for taking us around with you today.
All the hard work is a real reward when you see fabulous colour like what is showing at your place.

Happy weekend

Rosie said...

Lilies...Hydrageas...and Junebugs...
...what could be better....
.....xoxo...just a little love from Rosie....

Maison Beldecor said...

Dear June,
your are a great gardener, everything looks so lovely. I know that it is hard work that a garden looks like your garden... and I'm impressed from the size of your garden. Wonderful pictures, thank you for take along us through your beautiful garden. I wish I could come for tea! Warm Hugs and many greetings from germany

Miranda said...

wauw! i love your garden!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, your garden is absolutely gorgeous. The clematis and trumpet lillies are amazing. I've never seen them so big and beautiful! My view now is drab and dull. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers. Best wishes, Tammy

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

What a wonderful garden, all the bright shades seem to be so right at the end of summer, a prelude to autumn. Thank you for sharing this heavenly haven.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

How lovely your garden grows, a gift from Nature and the loving hands of its owner.
Thank you for sharing the lushness that inspires ones soul...
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, thank you for the stunning tour of a fading but unforgettable glory of flowers. They certainly tell a story and one along the lines of my post for this past week....ENJOY THE WEEKEND! Anita

Unknown said...

that was the prettiest garden tour! I just love seeing your gorgeous pictures. Thanks so much for the nice comments on my are so sweet....
your garden should be featured in a so lovely!

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous, June!!! Are you in zone 5? You have such a wonderful variety where you live.
I read recently that the zones have changed, and we are now in zone 5. So as a little experiment, I have planted lavender, foxglove and delphinium in with all the native wildflowers in my little foundation garden - fingers crossed they will make it through the winter!
I look forward to your next tour, dear friend!

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. I am late in commenting but I tried this morning and I couldn't get there. Your garden is the most beautiful I ever saw. All you colours do coordinate beautifully. They are all favorites. Maybe the one that strikes me the most is the purple clematis. And you say this is just a part of your garden. You must live in a park. :))
Have a great weekend June.

jade said...

My dear June,
your graden i such a wonderful looks like an English country garden and it´s full of beauty and romance!!!!!! Have a lovely weekend and i thank you so much, for your sweet comments,

Hugs Jade

Peonies & Magnolias said...

So beautiful. Your garden and flowers look so lush and gorgeous.
Have a wonderful weekend.


LemonyRenee' said...

June, I can honestly say that I had never once given old hose nozzles any thought. And I can honestly say that you do actually have a point and they look beautiful how you have shown them. And this is why I just love having you in my life. Thanks!

Terra said...

Beautiful roses and lilies, and a wonderful gazebo.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi sweet June, As always I enjoyed the walk around your garden a lot. Your flowers are gorgeous and I also love all the rusty elements you have added and your pretty gazebo.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to you,

Monica said...

Be still my heart! Your garden is nothing short of amazing, June!!!! Hope I will have something like that one day- as for now, you inspired me some paintings ;)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Very very gorgeous indeed, I love the way you keep getting so many colours in your garden - we have certain times of the year when there are hardly any colours :-(

cathleen said...

June, your exquisite garden photos just make my heart beat faster...they are just so heartbreakingly beautiful! You and Carolyn at Aiken House & Gardens have the most beautiful and dreamy gardens I have ever seen in my whole entire life and that includes my HUGE collection of Country Garden magazines. I think they should contact you and Carolyn for a photo spread!

Vintage Home said...!...pretty sure I can smell the lilies!...beautiful!

koralee said...

I can always count on your my friend to share such loveliness. What a delight to visit your garden..filled with such love. Have a great weekend ... filled with all the peace that your garden brings.

Teacup Mosaics said...

June, your gardens, your pictures and words are just beautiful! The flowers are just breathtaking. I feel very special that you share your magic place with all of us.

Lisa said...

I look forward to your amazing garden all winter long. Someday I will see them in person, I promise. (woo, that sounds like a scary stalker threat) I promise to call first. I'll make you a deal. You let me & Jodie come visit & stay in the cottage & you can come to Texas & we'll play & shop for days. My garden is so sad right now. I actually took pictures awhile back & was so proud of my one hydrangea bush & puny rose bush. I even managed to cut 2 little bouquets. Now the darn thing is fried up like an over cooked pork chop. You'd cry. Weeds everywhere. with it being 105 I just don't care about getting out there to care for it anymore. There's always next year, right? Lisa

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Just LOVE walking around your garden with you, June.

Anonymous said...

Oh so "June" looking as usual which is loveliness itself!

I do love that picture with the spray nozzles! I have a few of those that I must get out and display now!

bee blessed

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I will be right over to sip some tea with you and enjoy that gorgeous garden, dear friend~You have truly found the secret to lovely color all through your growing season. Have the happiest of weekends~love and hugs~Vicki

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I am now 100% convinced that you live on an ESTATE...oh my gosh it's so very, very beautiful there....the grass is so green...and looks soft like you could walk barefoot on it...and it looks like "real" that I mean not "St Agustine Grass" like we have here in Texas...YUCK...which in reality...are weeds...but very heat tolerant.
What a JOY it must be for you to
live exactly where you are.



Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, thank you for sharing your beautiful garden!!!!
Have a nice week,
Hugs, Yvonne

Betty Jo said...

Hi June, Your garden is exquisite, and so are your photos! I've so enjoyed my visit to your garden today. ♥

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June,
Thank you for your comment...I have once again been blessed to feast on your photos, walk in your garden, and wake up in a very lovely way.
Thank you!

Privet and Holly said...

Loving ALL
the colors of
your gardens....
Lilies are my
favorite flower ~
my name is the
Hebrew word for
lily ~ and yours
are just fantastic.
My folks have
been keeping my
bedroom full of
them, as they are
doing really well
in their Pacific NW
garden, this year.
Happy day, June!
xx Suzanne

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear June... your flowers are still so very beautiful! I couldn't have flowers in the hospital, so these made me so happy to see! Thank you for checking in on me and your thoughts and prayers... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Rosie said...

Hey there sweet one..
How was your little trip?...WHERE, OH WHERE DID YOU GO????....ahhh so good to get away...but even better to get home. Had a wonderful time with my daughter and collected a few goodies for the shop...but now I have to play a little off to the washing machine I go... you...Rosie

wendy said...

YOU are the garden QUEEN I will never be. You always surround your life with such beauty.
thanks for sharing with us/me.
I have been sitting here "sighing"

Ana said...

Dear June,
I am absolutely speechless...I love, love, love, love, love...Oh and did I mentioned? LOOOOOVE your garden. What I would give to walk through it and enjoy it in person...Ahhhhh! Thank you my dear friend for sharing your garden. Anyway, just wanted to pop by and let you know that I'm back and to say hello. Hope you are doing well.

Much love to you,

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Booklinks said...

Your August garden is wonderful!
Everything is very inspiring
Love it!
Suzanne said...

WOW!!!I could look at pictures of your gorgeous gardens all day. Such a happy place to be:)
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Tara said...

It's so gorgeous June. How I would LOVE to have all those beautiful flowers to gaze at every day!

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Bonjour June!
C'est un jardin absolument ravissant!!!
I follow your blog with great pleasure.

Winchester Manor said...

Oh my goodness...your garden is heaven on earth! What a magical place you have created, I so enjoyed my walk through your gorgeous garden!!

Thank you Sweet Friend for your visit and sweet truly feed my soul!

Big Hugs,

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Simply beautiful June!


Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site
Is this possible?

rose gold said...

All of your flowers are gorgeous! The color combination is perfect! It makes me feel that I am a princess when ever I will walk in a garden like yours. The trumpet lilies are the most beautiful for me.

Melanie Giant said...

Are you sure that is a house garden? While I am looking at the pictures , I think that is a garden park or something! So spacey and well-managed! The flowers are also so beautiful! Would love to pay a vist! LOL. More photos please!~

isabella centerpiece said...

Those are really gorgeous! I can’t believe that there is a garden like that. It is just like a garden in an enchanted castle. I love the trumpet lilies! It is really big and the color is cute. It really made me envy and a fan of the gardener.