Monday, February 7, 2011

A little sunshine would be nice...

I have been sitting here today going through garden images on my computer.
Seeing what plants need to be divided, moved, or replaced in my beds.
It was just what I needed.

 I have really enjoyed our Winter this year,
it has been beautiful.
Cold, but beautiful.

It has been such gloomy weather here lately,
 but today we finally saw the sun.
And it got me dreaming of this...

How great it will be to have these covering the trees again.

And have the tulips popping up all over the place.

Cannot wait for the lilacs!

Of all the Spring blooms in the garden...
I think these are the ones I love the most.

I am sure I've said that about ten or so different flowers before. 

 I am positive it is the lilac I love the best!

Bleeding hearts remind me of my mom.
She loves them, and can grow them much better than I.

Snowball vibernum them!

sitting here, looking through all the pictures of my 2010 garden on the computer
today made me wonder...

am I ready for the work to begin again?

Oh Yeah,

I'm ready!!!!

So worth the effort when I see these blooming.

Looking forward to getting my Vitamin D the natural way,
rather than the supplements I've been taking all Winter.
And the constant presence of dirt under my nails, because I don't keep the
gardening gloves as handy as I should.

I am ready for the days in the garden
 lost in thought.
Solving all my problems through hard work.

The colors...the smells...the textures...
all working together to make it's own symphony.

Such beautiful music!

So I say...
let the music begin!


I am pretty sure most of you are as ready as I am to have the sun shine again,
and the grass to start peeking through the snow.

And as beautiful as this Winter has been,

I will welcome the Spring when it decides to break.

But I will not expect it too soon.
(because we have more cold weather ahead)

I will take it when it comes, and live with joy...
 everyday of it.


Anne Marie said...

you have the most amazing flowers in your garden...they look so abundant and fresh!

and I'm dreaming right along side of you!!!!
Anne Marie

Jack Canfield quotes said...

Can't wait for spring!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your garden is really like a paradise...something to see and smell at every turn. I know we have a long time until spring arrives, so I try to find it in fresh bouquets of flowers from the store or like you, sifting through last years pictures. I truly believe though, that each season has it's own beauty and it's best not to rush them.

Hope you are feeling good, June. More snow as we speak!


Janet said...

I think a lot of us are feeling the same way. Really looking forward to your garden this year. I'm planning a small veg. garden that will also have some flowers. My husband is putting a fence around it to help keep out all the little critters. How do you cope with that?

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, oooh, I so enjoyed this post and all of your gorgeous flowers!... I have to say Lilacs are my most favorite too! (and like you, I say that about almost all of my flowers!)... but they are just sooo Heavenly and that photo of yours is stunning!... plus they bloom over my birthday, I always say it is just for me!... I am so anxious for Spring... sounds like you are feeling alot better, I hope so!... Stop by if you get a chance and meet my new "baby"!... sending Springtime thoughts and love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Thank you June, this post is beautiful and just the cure for the Winter doldrums.
Lilacs and lily of the valley are my favourite fragrant flowers.
Stay warm.
Susan x

Unknown said...

I can't wait for Spring! We're expecting another snow storm tomorrow night. 6 to 12 inches! Crazy for Oklahoma.

Pondside said...

I am SO ready for tulips and lilacs and roses! We're lucky here on the Island because we can go down into town at this time of year and see blossoming trees - so beautiful and such a balm for the soul when one is getting tired of rain and drizzle and grey skies!
Thank you for that lovely interlude in your garden.

joanne said...

I'm ready for some sunshine too! The grey is getting dreary...I'm also looking forward to seeing you get out in the garden and creating these beautiful photos again..;j

Custom Comforts said...

What a garden of Eden you have. How lovely it must look in person. It seems to me, the colder the winter climate, the prettier the summer gardens. Your pictures are just beautiful!!!!! Enjoyed them so very much.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

What a delightful post, with all your gorgeous flowers.
Would really brighten anyone's winter day, seeing all the wonderful colours and flowers.
Hope Spring will be there soon, so you can get out and enjoy your fabulous garden.

happy week

Danica said...

WOW! What an absolutely stunning garden you have! It has blown me away! I dream of one day having a garden of my own like day :) Seeing all those photos makes me want to come by and have a wander through your garden, smell all the gorgeous flowers and daydream about life!! Enjoy the sun as it comes back! I cant imagine what a white winter would be like as in Australia, I don’t get one! I don’t actually get snow at all, ever!

Seawashed said...

I dream of having a garden like yours someday. ox

Victoria said...

What a beautiful garden, it looks like The Secret Garden:) Your flowers are gorgeous! I wish I could send you some sun, I sat out on my little deck today and soaked up some rays. But I have days I wish it was cold and rainy so I could nest inside and be cozy:)

summersundays-jw said...

I'm sooooo ready for spring. It's been a harder winter then normal & has certainly tested my endurance. I did cut some forsythia branches & brought them inside. They're just starting to bloom. They look like Spring.. Jan

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Just gorgeous! I recently "strolled" through my photo files, too and your photos are far more beautiful than mine! These are so cheerful and beautiful!!

Lovey said...

Oh I can just smell all the beautiful flowers, get lost in the thought of of such beauty...tranquility. Thank you for reminding me of all the beauty that's getting ready to come forth again...the miracle of life, growth...harvest.

Kate said...


Your garden is like a slice of heaven!!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post!


Diane said...

I feel the same way June. Thinking about the beautiful flowers, smells, butterflies, bees, and just all the nice things that summer brings almost makes me feel guilty for not enjoying this peaceful time to rest and recuperate. Beautiful shots of your garden. I wish mine looked like that.

Miss Gracie's House said...

ahh...yes...spring come quickly...the dreariness is getting to me...all of the beauty, the color, the LIFE of your photos is just like a breath of fresh sunshine in all of this gray...THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Ah, you have the most beautiful flowers :)

I am looking forward to the winter months here in Australia, this heat wave we have been experiencing is just too unbearable.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That was positively lovely and uplifting! Thank you for the tour of your garden and a preview of what is to come...can't wait!
Take care, Laura :)

Anonymous said...

I am anticipating very impatiently seeing my pretty pink poppies bloom this year! Did I tell you I found 3 plants late summer. I do hope they will be ok with all this extremely cold temps we have been having- my how can anything survive -16 degrees!!!

June your photos, I am having to confess, are making me even more antsy for warmer weather! It is the end of May before things really get going here so I have a long wait!! I am so impatient.....

bee blessed

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi June,
I am glad that you are feeling better and that you are starting to dream of spring. I took a tour through your garden earlier today and really enjoyed it's beauty and found so much inspiration. I was wondering if you would mind if I did a little post about you. I wanted to do some post on my favorite gardens in blogland and yours is most certainly among them. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Fishtail Cottage said...

please share with me what the name of the tree is in your first photo? Looks like a pink dogwood, but the blooms are white? please pop over to my blog & let me know...would really appreciate it. xoox

{oc cottage} said..., I won't say that we needed to use the A/C today at the office...because it was kinda like in the 70's...bare arms everywhere... ;}
{sometimes I am just so mean & ugly inside!}

m {is for malicious!}

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Pretty soon I can start planting flowers in my pots. Probably by the end of the month. and I can't wait either!!

oldgreymare said...

Oh you are a flower lovin' tart aren't you? Flirting with all of them, telling them you like them best...when we all know it is the ****** you love best! heehee



Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June!
When I see your beautiful photos, I can´t wait for spring!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne said...

Hi my friend, you sure do have something wonderful to look forward too. I've missed our visit's. I've been busy with other things.

Glad to hear that your making it through winter.

big hugs

MJ Ornaments said...

Wish I could fan some CA sunshine your way June! The photos of your garden are lovely, and I enjoy getting my hands in the dirt too, glove free. OX Martha

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, Your gorgeous garden pictures make me wanna sit in front of the computer and look at them until spring is here. We haven't seen much sunshine during the last few months. I'm glad though that we had no snow for about 5 weeks.
I have at least three favorite flowers but lilac is one of them. Then there are peonies and hydrangeas and when I think a while longer, I'm sure there would come even more to my mind :-).
Thank you for sharing some spring with us!
Hugs to you,

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my June! Your photos are glorious! Vibrant, colorful and oh so beautiful! We've had a strange winter so most of my plants on the balconies are pretty pathetic at the moment. My tomato plants totally bit the dust. You have so much to look forward to. Best wishes, Tammy

Victoria Musicco said...

Until spring is here in all its glory I'll visit here on your blog and look longingly at your beautiful photos. Tks

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, your garden is a dreamy place. I can even smell the perfume of you lilac and roses.
I like gardening so much, but I don't have a place all mine. So I make other's ones and I have so much fun the same.Your heaven mast take you much time, but darling it really WORTHS all your dedition!
Have a nice day

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi June ~ your garden is so beautiful! I'm sure you are ready to get at it again as am I! I went out today to do errands and it was 51 degrees here in Salt Lake! Then at 4:00 p.m., the snow came in and now we are covered again in a wintery wonderland of 3-4" of snow! Our lawns WERE bare, but not now. Yes, I am ready for spring! ~Stacy~

Georgianna said...

June, thank you so much for this tour of your magical garden! I'm ready, too, and we have been tidying up and making sure the bulbs that have started sprouting have lots of air and light. And I'm about to pour over the David Austin catalogue – I said I wasn't going to but... :) Have a beautiful week, dear. xo – g

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your garden looks beautiful - you must work so hard on it. Take care this year though, after your op. Wonderful photos!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest June, this month is going so quickly, at least for me, that spring is gonna be here before we know it! But in Minneapolis here, it usually doesn't start until mid-MAY!!! But I am hopeful...I am dreaming of seeing my GREEN boxwood again, and this time, from my FRENCH DOOR WINDOWS!!!! We have such a great view of the garden now. How are you precious one? HANG IN THERE.....Anita

Tania said...

Oh my I love them all, the lilacs crabapples and snowball. I live in the warmer part of australia and have tryed to grow them all. The crabapple is doing well though. I would so love a garden with all those treasures, You are so lucky.
Tina xxx

Tania said...

Oh my I love them all, the lilacs crabapples and snowball. I live in the warmer part of australia and have tryed to grow them all. The crabapple is doing well though. I would so love a garden with all those treasures, You are so lucky.
Tina xxx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

If I had a green thumb and a garden like yours, I would live in it!
Just looking at your pictures makes me want spring to hurry up and get here.

Thanks for brightening up my day.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June!

Your gorgeous photos would make a wonderful slideshow on my computer to help me try and be patient while awaiting Spring!

I hope you see the sun shine today. We have a bit of snow but should be sunny the rest of the week (with some melting I hope)!

I always love to visit ~ have a great day!

Alaina said...

June, you are a woman true to me. I always start out the new spring with the best intentions, new pair of gloves, sock and sneakers are on. But sadly to say within two weeks I have missed placed my gloves and it is just so much more comfortable with bare feet. I hate to say I have also lost a small diamond from my wedding band from weeding without gloves. I too have been thinking and planning my new gardens to plant.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for that gorgeous dose of spring! I could smell each one as I looked at the pics! WOW.......such will will will return!

Dorthe said...

your garden must be a wonderfull spot, to be in- such wonderfull photoes-love your white/pink trees and plants/flowers.
Here the snow has almost gone, but we are certainly not sure, there will not ne more--- so for now spring is a bit far away.

Claudia said...

I love seeing photos of your beautiful garden, June. I am more than ready for spring. I dream of losing myself in gardening chores once again. We have over 3 ft of snow on the ground right now so that seems a long way off!


Unknown said...

let the music begin indeed! and the kind YOU play is the kind i want to hear! Pure loveliness mon amie...pure loveliness! :))

Deb said...

What a beautiful, colourful and uplifting post June! Your garden is amazing. I love the photo of the lilac with the blur your gorgeous horse in the background ♥
Thanks for sharing your photos today ~

Brenda Pruitt said...

I so agree with you! I have this theory: that if we don't get dirt underneath our fingernails, we are not getting the proper amount of "therapy" that we need.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Perfect day to walk through your beautiful garden. We had 3" of snow yesterday afternoon and more coming tomorrow. Dreaming of spring.


Christmas-etc... said...

Dear June,
This was such a lovely sharing of your thoughts!! Honestly... that picture of the lilacs - I could almost smell them! I din't "know" you last year when you were gardening, so I'm so looking forward to hearing all about it this year - when you have the time!
many blessings and thanks so much for your advice!

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello June,
oooh wish it was spring already, love your garden with so many gorgeous flowers. We are going to give our garden a make-over this spring, can't wait.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Maison Beldecor said...

Oh June,
so gorgous pictures of your lovely garden... I'm overwhelmed as always. I also looking forward to spring, soon I also have to think about the work which is to do in our small garden. Wishing you a sunny time...
Big hugs,

Ana said...

I know I've said it a million times...hope you don't get tired of hearing it...but it's TRUE....If only I had one little ounce of your gardening talent. I want a garden like yours so, so, badly. I cannot wait to see this year's pictures of your gorgeous garden. Hope spring doen't make you wait too long my dear friend. Keep save and warm.

Much love,


sweetpea said...

june, your garden leaves me speechless every time i see your photos of it. you are truly a master gardener and possess nothing less than a true God given talent. you have the garden of my dreams my friend.



Karen Valentine said...

Oh June, I know I've said this before, but out of all the gardens I've ever seen yours must be my absolute favorite! I just die with envy every time I look at your lovely and tranquil space.I'm sure it is lots and lots of work, but all the time and effort must really be worth it! I do hope when they come out to shoot your studio, they also shoot your garden as well, because truly, with God's help you are are creating something beautiful out there as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm longing for Spring, too, and time spent in the garden among the various flowers. I dream of things I want to add, because we have a lot of space to fill yet. But I also long for Spring to see more of your beautiful garden, June!! Thanks for this early treat!! :)

time worn interiors said...

You know how I feel about you wonderful garden! Some day! Yes, I'm still dreaming!

birdie blue said...

your garden is s p e c t a c u l a r!

what a treat to see such pretty, pretty pics on such a grey day. LOVE!


Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I loved seeing the pics of your beautiful garden! i like your attitude about enjoying each and every day.
We are getting more snow here and the trees are all laden with it-pretty!
I am gearing up for the season too but like you know I will have to be patient.
Are you getting snow too or just cold this winter?
I enjoyed the beauty.

Have a great week!


Carole said...

I can't wait to tear my garden apart but it will have to wait until late Summer or Fall I'm afraid...until then I'll enjoy yours dear June!
I had fun the other day looking at my flower pictures. Funny because at the time I'm not moved to show them.


Anonymous said...

This post certainly gets me excited for spring! I definitely am having the winter blues...ready for some warmth, sunshine and green!

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
I think you were born ready to Garden! Such a wonderful gift of a green thumb. I am looking forward to seeing the stunning photos of your garden again this coming year. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Thanks for the garden photos! Just what I needed today! I'm with you on the Vitamin D. I need some sunshine!
big hugs,

Jane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!! Your garden must be such a magical place!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Seeing your gorgeous photos are REALLY making more anxious for spring more than usual!
What kind of tree is that in the first photo? It's absolutely breathtaking! I'll bet it has a wonderful fragrance too!!

Stay warm and hang in there! Spring will be here before you know it!
hugs, Sherri;)

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear JUne. I believe you when you say you want to see those flowers again in spring and summer. They all look so beautiful and you make them real with your fantastic photo's.
Hugs from Riet said...

Your gorgeous garden photos are just what I needed today too:) I am getting antsy to get out and get down and dirty but snow is on the way again. I have a feeling we won't see the grass until April this year. I will have to keep coming back to your blog for more Spring inspiration:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Catherine said...

We had the same idea,waiting for the garden to bloom!

butiksofie said...

I have never seen a garden like yours before, dearest June!!!Those flowers are sooooo beautifully! Hughs Anja

The Rustic Victorian said...

I know,,,I am ready for spring too,,and my husband will be tilling and planting makes him so happy. Thank you for the blooms, very enjoyable indeed.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
I do love your garden so much. You really must have to put in so much hard work to get it to look so wonderful.
It is so refreshing to hear someone say that they have been enjoying the Winter.....I love every season, even the Winter. It makes the Spring even more special, doesn't it ? We have had the most glorious day skies and a little warmer but, I am sure that there will be colder spells ahead before we get to the warmer weather. You experience far more severe Winter's than we do so, looking through your Spring/Summer photographs must be very thereputic and inspiring for you.
I am certainly looking forward to seeing your garden burst forth once again into full bloom.
.....and, many, many thanks for your lovely comment and birthday made my birthday even more special.....and, I'm still celebrating !! XXXX

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JUNE!!! Precious June, how are you? IS IT FREEZING COLD OUT YOUR WAY? It is so ridiculously cold here..25 below zero. WOOOO! But the love and care of friends and good colleagues and family really make every day special. Thank you for your kind comments that always make ME so happy. May we all spread and sprinkle the love of JESUS EVERYWHERE! Oh dear God, help me every day!!!

BISES, Anita

Linda said...

I am a new follower of your blog and I have to say your photography work is excellent.

koralee said...

She will soon be all her glory my sweet friend...hang tight just a wee bit longer. My your garden is stunning .xoxoxox Hugs

Lisa said...


You know how much I love your garden right? I mean I only go on about it so much some might say I'm obsessed! We have finally done the hard work on our backyard. The stone stairs, the retaining walls. Now this season I'm hoping to do some planting. For some (like you) that would be the fun part. I'm paralyzed over it. I look at your pictures & they inspire me so. I wish I could wiggle my nose & you'd appear then we could go the nursery & pick things out. BTW, I'm from CA & Lilacs were such a fave. Can't grow them here tho, but I did find some at the grocery store last year. Hope you begin to thaw soon so you can go outside & wreck your manicure!

Donna Reyne' said...

Hi June!
This was such a beautiful post!
I love your amazing garden and look forward to seeing it with you! Even if it is from afar!
I have been a bit under the weather and was thinking that a bit of sunshine and dirt under my nails is just I need!
Love you bunches!

Unknown said...

G'morn, sweet June ~
So lush & inviting your elegant gardens! You have such heavenly groomed florals, so lush & beautiful. I can nearly smell the aroma of these blooms ...

Yes, dirt under the finger nails sounds pretty good right now. So look forward to these days once again.

Happy Valentine's ~
Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hi june, Your flowers are so beautiful!! The photos are just gorgeous.


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh I long for it! Your photos are so pretty..hope this finds you well my sweet friend! x0x0

Angela said...

I'm ready too, June! Can't wait!! Especially some of your spectacular flowers :)
God bless ((hugs 2 u ))

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

June, you and what ARMY takes care of this garden ???
You must be up from dusk to dawn tending your treasured garden.
So many colors, so much beauty, so much to care would be OVERWHELMING to me I am sure.
But God puts people like you on Earth to take care of things like this..and your beloved family.
( Oh and your many friends here in Blogland)
That you for the preview of things to come in a few months.
Love, Rose

paperbird said...

so beautiful june- i am SO ready. your garden is amazing. i know you must work so hard to keep up with each plant. i always love the images of your beautiful piece of heaven- they are a bright bit of sunshine in the dreariness of winter.

have a beautiful weekend.

Privet and Holly said...

Ah, I knew there
was a reason that
I couldn't sleep,
garden was calling
me....! The weather
gal said it was two
below when I turned
off the TV last night.
Yes, spring seems
like another planet,
at this point; one
I'm looking forward
to visiting soon!
Thanks for tiding me
over, June : )
xx Suzanne

the old white house said...

OHHH I'm right there with you June! the winter has been beautiful and I know it's silly to wish it away but to be able to breath in the scent of flowers and not crystalize your lungs instead would be fabulous right now! I love lilacs too, and can be found burying my head in the bushes that surround our patio when they are in bloom :) I hope you get more sunsine today! Theresa xoxo

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Such a heavenly treat to walk through your magnificent garden with you!

Sending hugs Jane

Farah said...

Yes June,
lets the music begin...
Spring is now knocking on the door just open the dorr and your home will fill up with happiness and cherish moments filled with colours, whispered be the song of spring, which lighten up your days with happiness of sunshines...
Lets the music begins


Ah these pictures make my little heart sing! Lilacs and Snowball... I love them and they look so gorgeous combined in an old pitcher...

This time I can't wait spring to come... I love winter but this time I am yearning for spring!!!

Wish you a perfect weekend.
Hugs, Mira!

wendy said...

You are killing me here with those photos. I think we still have plenty of winter left in our neck of the woods.
and I'LL NEVER have a garden as gorgeous as yours......just don't know how to put it together and I am starting at rock bottom around here. I am just trying to convince hubby to keep the horses OUT of the "yard??" in in the pasture.

lilacs, definetly spring lilacs. I did plant 3 last year.

Barbara said...

Hopefully, not too much longer June!
I adore lilies of the valley. I know a lot of people don't like them in their garden, but I always did. After we moved to Florida, my young son visited Michigan with his dad, dug some lilies of the valley up and brought them home on the airplane, thinking they would grow down here. We tried, of course they couldn't take the heat. It was so sweet of him, though. He knew how much I loved them.
And every home I had up north, I surrounded our porches with Viburnum carlesii; such a heavenly fragrance. I do miss the north in the spring.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
Well I am sure you have the most wonderful garden in all of blogland!!! Those bleeding hearts are so so sweet.. as is all of your flowers.. you are a wizard with the petals my friend..

Well as you know we have had a few hot hot weeks.. probably too hot to handle.. but now followed with a drizzly cool week,, which was a bit of a relief... Hopefully we'll get a bit more sunshine before it gives up and moves on to winter. Have a lovely weekend... and a fab Valentine's Day.. ciao xxx Julie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Junie!

Thanks for the well wishes... :-) It was one nasty crud....but I'm tooooo tough.. It couldn't survive! Just ask the Mr.

Oh, YES! Can't wait for spring and LILACS! My daughter's planning to give me one from her yard.... and I have two miniature plants... They are the sweetest and most fragrant little things.

I am so looking forward to peeks of your luscious gardens again. Not only is it totally delish, but you take the BESTESTEST pictures too.

Until then.... Stay warm!



Yes, I'm dreaming of spring too, which is one of my posts next week.
Your photos are just gorgeous!
Hope you have a nice Valentine's Day and are doing well!
~ Julie

maría cecilia said...

Dearest June, so wonderful pictures from your garden my dear!!!... well, as always you give us so much beauty to be grateful for.
Just wish spring comes soon to your paradise so I can enjoy all of your beauties!!!
much hugs

Anonymous said...

This post almost got me rid of my bad soothing :)

Candy said...

Yes, to all of it...dirt under the nails and beautiful rewards. Wish I could work with you and learn some of your ways with the flowers. Your results are incredible and I can just imagine sitting back in the late afternoon in those white twig lawn chairs with a heart full of contentment.
Happy HEART Blessings ;-)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

June, you always leave the sweetest comments. Your garden flowers are just beautiful, can't wait for Spring to come around again. Hope you have an awesome Valentine's Day!!

shabbyfufu said...

I am putting some Florida sunshine in a bottle and virtually whisking it your way today for Valentines Day sweet June.....xo....Janet

Fete et Fleur said...

You have one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Happy Valentin'es Day to you and your love. I'm sure this will be a day filled with lovely flowers for you.


Zita said...

You've got me dreaming of gardening, June. Such heavenly flower photos from your garden. I'm going to concentrate on our city garden, especially the backyard this year. One of my wishes is more peonies and more roses.

LiLi M. said...

Finally finally I am last... I was a little bit busy! But this was worth the wait, oh your garden is sooo beautiful I can understand so well that you are willing to put almost all if not all your energy in it to get rewarded like this. It's a dream, but that dream will come true in a few months, I am sooo looking forward to it too. Looking forward is half of the fun, don't you think? Happy dreams sweet June!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy Valentine's Day June...
Hope you're cuddled with the ones you love.
Susan x

buywowaccount said...

That was so sweet photos! The sight of those flowers made my day even more special, I suddenly missed the spring. Happy Valentines to you!

Shabby soul said...

Darling June it's an honour to have you as a follower!
Your garden is a dream (I saw also the oldest images), a dream...
Have a nice day

chateau de fleurs said...

My heart is going "Pitter- Patter" I can't believe how gorgeous the photo's of your garden are, its allot of heaven here on earth! XO Christie

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

June, I can't get over how gorgeous your garden grows -- really, I could smell the lilacs!

Thanks for visiting Zuzu ;-)

My Shabby Streamside Studio

Suzanne said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. No wonder you are ready for spring! :)
I can understand the need for a change in seasons, we had snow today after a few days of warmer weather.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness; your garden is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes! I would love to sit and share a cup of tea with you and just ask you about each and every flower. I am starting a new garden in NC and I would love to have all of yours there also.

What is that beautiful tree with the pink blossoms? Is it a cherry tree?

So Gorgeous!


J. Wecker Frisch said...

Wow June - You do have some beauties alright! What is the flower just under "Oh yeah, I'm ready!!!"?

Ella said...

I'm swooning, so love flowers! Such
gorgeous flowers, so beautiful~
I love lilacs, white n' purple...the scent takes me back to my summers
growing up in New England, by the bay. Bleeding heart reminds me of my grandmother, she grew and loved them!

Anonymous said...

*sigh* pretty, pretty, pretty!

Come on spring! :)

Bumpkin Hill said...

oh to dream of your garden in bloom again! Today we had some sunshine and I got out in the garden and saw the first crocus in flower and one single perfect little snowdrop that somehow magically found its way into my flower bed! Catherine x