Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dreaming of this...

I can't wait to have these blooming in the garden again.

But it will be quite awhile yet. 

This has got to be one of my favorite trees in the garden.
( I have a ton of you know)

It is my Red Jade weeping crab apple.

Today I am linking up with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for her 'Cottage Flora Thursdays'.

Most of you have already seen some of these pictures from last year.

Since my garden is a late bloomer because of where I live in the US I decided to show some

of my favorite views of the 2010 garden.

out by the pasture fence...

Darn that wretched garden hose always spoiling my pictures!
Now that I've said that, you will be sure to notice.

And notice in the picture below, how I cleverly tried to hide my lawnmower
with a watermark?

Peonies are definitely the show offs of the garden.

One of the biggest joys is when I am able to cut armloads of these to bring into the house.

Here is my pretty Henry Kelsey climbing rose.

The rose in the foreground of this shot is John Cabot...another climber.

This is a view of the front garden from the highway that runs in front of our place.

I wonder if I could get Idaho Power Co. to shorten up those power poles
so they quit spoiling the view?????

I love the rose in the foreground in this picture.

It is a William Baffin rose.

It can be on an arbor or stand on it's own,
as it has very strong canes. This one is not on an arbor.

The rose behind it is the John Cabot,
 and that one is on an arbor.
It is just a little deeper pink than the William Baffin rose.

I have several of both of these roses in the garden.

I can't seem to get my fill of them.

The delphiniums take center stage in about mid July here.

My favorite is Black (or Dark) I can't seem to remember)) Knight.

It grows over 6 foot tall on sturdy stalks.

I place them in many of the beds here to add color and height.

I know many of you have seen some of these photos before, so thank you for humoring me

and allowing me to show them again.

Gardening is truly a joy for me, and so I am very anxious for the work to begin again.
I have so many plans for this year
and can't wait to get started.


Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear June,
your garden is a dream!!!!!
So many beautiful flowers and trees!
And wow, so many pink peonies! I love peonies!!!!!
Walking through your garden must be wonderful!
Hugs. Yvonne

A Fanciful Life said...

Hello June,

Oh, the peonies are absolutely my favorite. I can't believe how many there are! Just gorgeous. I also love the photo by the pasture fence. The three chairs with potted plants in the background really capture my attention. Your photos are always a joy to see. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week.

Sharon :-)

Lara said...

Oh June! Your peonies are very pretty - fluffy & pillowy goodness. Peonies are my 2nd favourite flower! Thank you for the tour of last seasons garden - it is just beautiful. It must be so refreshing to walk in it. I admire you so much for the passion for beauty you share & delight in.
:) Lara

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Wow June, your garden is absolutely beautiful! It doesn't matter how many times you show the photos, I can look at gardens over and over, especially yours. How peaceful it must be being there walking through it or lounging in one of your sitting areas. ~sigh~ Makes me miss my little garden. I'm headed home Saturday and will enjoy it for a little while. You have inspired me so! Love, Julie

Junebug said...

You did it again, now I want to order more peonies! I have some new cages for my peonies this year. Mine are already about a foot out of the ground and they are getting hailed on today. We have a couple of great peony farms close by where I live so I will be walking the your fields to find a special one or two. Keep the garden photos coming, I love then. Here's to your snow melting and your garden awaking! Hugs!!1

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, I will never get tired of seeing your gorgeous garden once and twice and always!!!! God!! your peonies are the most wonderful of the world... well, besides the roses, delphiniums and your entire garden!!!
Wish I could grow peonies in my garden but it´s too hot here and the only 6 I have get shrink before opening wide, too sad...
Hope spring warmer days come soon to your garden and life.
hugs my dear

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello June,
what a paradise your garden is - I think I said that before:)
It is a gardeners dream come true.
Thank you so much for the tour.
Have a lovely week.

Kate said...


Your garden is like heaven, what beauty it holds. Thank you for sharing all of the loveliness with us.

much love

Sharing with Sherri said...

I would never tire of seeing your beautiful garden in bloom!! Also, I never tire of your fabulous photography! I think your favorites for 2010 would be mine also! I also loved the close up shot you showed before of the weeping crab apple, and of course the peonies always make me smile...
Thanks for a little trip down memory lane. Always beautiful... Even with a couple of little bloopers;)

hugs, Sherri

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Always a delight to come and visit you and your wonderful garden.
It is gorgeous and love all the flowers and trees, especially the pretty pink peonies ~what a joy to bring in armloads and fill the house.

Happy day
Carolyn said...

What a lovely garden you have their! Never mind the garden hose and lawnmower, your garden is truly a paradise in full bloom. The sight of those peonies made me smile as well as the delphiniums astound me. Just perfect.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You have a stunning, beautiful blog! Love your gardens and flowers! Oh my!


Blondie's Journal said...

June...I always love seeing pictures of your garden, it seems you always have a different view of things so it seems very fresh and new. I love your peonies, I used to have them at the lake until some renovations forced us to dig them up and they died off before I could replant them. I really miss them. Funny how they become like old friends that we don't see over the winter!

Hope all is well with you!


Pondside said...

Thank you for that shot of summer sunshine and peony perfume! As I look out at the water-logged lawn and the sodden beds it's hard to believe it will all explode in colour with just a little warmth and sunshine. This was a grand reminder!

Bente said...

Wow, what a fantastic garden. I can see that you have used many, many hours there. Beautiful. I love the color of the peones, and all the others too.



Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
once again I'm overwhelmed about your great and really wonderful garden...
I can see in every picture, that gardening for you is a truly joy. I can not get enough of your pictures!

On Monday I startet to remodel a very small border (you would lol), I have planed it with a white rose (Maiden's Blush) and a few white and rose perennials. I'm so curious about the result.

Wishing you much joy for your planinngs

Warm hugs and sunny greetings

Sofies Haus said...

absolutly gorgeous dearest June!!The peonoes are beautiful! Hughs Anja

Lovey said...

I have never in all my 40 years seen a more beautiful and more spectacular garden than your garden which is sun kissed by the Father which is in Heaven. You and your garden...remarkable...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June,

Your gardens are spectacular and your dreams even higher...I know you will reach your dreams for you strike me as a hard worker that makes her dreams come true! MY you have the, I cannot wait to see what comes of your vision!!!! HAVE A LOVELY DAY DEAREST, Anita

Alaina said...

June I could never tire of looking at your gardens. It must smell beautiful walking through them during flower season.

The peonies are just amazing and I can't wait till they are in bloom too. Hopefully we are seeing the last of the snow and I may be able to start cleaning up some of my flower beds.
I am working on some new backyard beds and I was wondering what do you start with when it is just grass?

Lavender Cottage said...

You have much to look forward to as spring warms up and such a lovely big yard to grow all your plants.
I like to bring peonies indoors too, their fragrance is intoxicating.
I'm visiting from Fishtail Cottage.

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, I don't think any of us could ever tire of your photo's, no matter how many times you show them!

Your garden is stunning! I wish I could've got married there instead of Vegas!!!! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing:)

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I loved seeing the beautiful pics of your garden.
Too bad we weren't neighbors - think of the fun we could have sharing plants and tips over the garden fence.
Like you I am really looking forward to getting out there again.
Your roses are more floriferous then mine- I am guessing your horses have helped out?
I hope we will both be able to get out into the garden soon. Most of my beds are cleared off now except the hillside garden and things are already growing when they are uncovered because we had little or no frost in the ground
last year.

I look forward to seeing your new plans for the garden.

Take care,

jade said...

Oh, June, what a paradise..........the most wonderful garden i know!!!! Most of all i love Peonies and roses - your pictures take my breath away..........very soon everything will bloom!!! Have a wonderful springtime,

warm hugs, Jade

Denise said...

Thanks for the breath of springtime. I love those 3 colored chairs with the flowers! And those peonies!! Pure heaven!!! I could smell them through the photos...thanks!

Laura said...

Here comes the whiner!

I want you garden, I want your garden, I want your garden...

Please tell us what you do.
Please, please, please.

Now that I have been irritating, I will go.
White Spray Paint

Teach us!

Claudia said...

You have the touch, my friend. I agree with Laura, give us some tips. Please? Share your wisdom.


Sandie's Patch said...

Ah Biss! Such a beautiful garden!
I hope it is just as good a show as last year and of course, you will show us all pics of it won'r you?
Thanks for sharing.

Sandie xx

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, time to start gardening again is arriving and the miracle of nature ready to repeat!
I adore your photos! Your little heaven is one of the most beautiful place in all blogland! Peonies and delphiniums (my fave) are absolutely gorgeous!
Have a nice day

erin said...

oh my's all so very beautiful (even the water hose!). your peonies are spectacular!!!!!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh to be a hydrangea in your backyard, only to end my life swept up in your arms...

summersundays-jw said...

It appears to be well worth the wait. Happy Spring! Jan

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

The joy you have in gardening really shows! It's all so beautiful! Those peonies made me sigh loud enough for my husband to ask "what's wrong?" "nothing. This is just so pretty!"

We woke up to snow this morning. :(

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi June, I could just sit and drool over your gardens all day long... I even love seeing your garden hose out there!... maybe because I love to stand and water by hand... seems so relaxing, my grandpa used to love to do that too... kind of clears my mind... your climbing roses are sooo beautiful and I love your Black Knight Delphiniums... we are late here too... things are just now starting to get green after such a long, hard winter... hope you are out planting soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

tales from an oc cottage said...

Geez Louise! Could Eden have been any prettier than your garden?!!! ;}
{I'm assuming you have no serpents? ;}

m ^..^

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, you certainly have a kaleidoscope of color to look forward to! Such gorgeous flowers. The climbing roses and those peonies! Wow those peonies are magnificent. Have a terrific Thursday. :) Tammy

MJ Ornaments said...

Beautiful June, and there are your gorgeous peonies...darn it, my only regret living in CA besides earthquakes, is not being able to grow peonies.
Thanks for sharing! Take care, Martha

Ozma of Odds said..., soooooo beautiful!!!!!
The peonies are my absolute favorite ~ oh what a fabulous peony party we could have with all of those around:)
xo, Rosemary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i never tire of seeing your lovely garden photographs. they are each petite works of art. nature canvases captured through your lens. soooo gorgeous! sigh...

Peonies & Magnolias said...

How glorious, it is always a pleasure to walk through your gardens. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


...Miss...Maddie's... said...

All so beautiful June. We wait in anticipation for the blossoms and the bees...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan x

debbysgracioushome said...

What a beautiful labor of love. This type of garden does not happen over night, your years of work are very evident. So so beautiful, I would never leave my house!

chateau de fleurs said...

June, your the BEST!!!XO Christie

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Holy cow June, your gardens are stunning!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June! I remember last year just drooling over your garden photos. I am sure it will be beautiful this year too.

Becca's Dirt said...

You certainly have some stunning roses. I love how they have made a wall/hedge along the yard. So pretty. And those peonies are beautiful too. Visiting from Fishtail cottage. Have a nice weekend.

Diane said...

Without the lawn mower and garden hose your garden wouldn't be the dream that it is. I'm constantly stunned by the beauty of your Eden. You make me want to get out and scratch around in my weed patches. But alas snow is predicted again for today and the sky is leaden. It will come June. Blessings, Diane

Attic Charm said...

Could never get tired of seeing your beautiful garden photos, so inspiring! Not long now till you will have dirt under your fingernails my friend. Yeah for spring!

Deb said...

So beautiful!!
Love the Peonies ♥
Raining here today ... but April showers DO bring May flowers :-) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden & photos June. The love and care you have given it shows! xo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

June, I am right there dreaming with you...

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I can never get tired of seeing all of your beautiful flowers and the gardens you grow them in. We are dreaming here in the Blue Ridge Mts. too. The only thing we have blooming are daffodils and trees that have so much pollen that everyone is sick. So keep us dreaming to with your beautiful photo's!!! ~~Sherry~~

KATHY said...

Your garden is so gorgeous!!I love all your gorgeous roses. What a dream.


bobbie said...

Thanks for all the eye-candy pix!!! Yours is SUCH a beautiful garden!!!

Susan S. said...

Oh my goodness June, your flowers are beautiful! You have so many different kinds of flowers that we don't have in South TEXAS. LOVE the Peonies! I guess it's just TOO hot for them to grow here but I love them in flower arrangements from the florist. I'm envious of your cooler summer weather, but I'm not so sure I could get used to all the snow. However, I'd like to try....being snowbound sounds pretty fun (if you have all the supplies and electricity!) Happy Spring Ya'll!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June...your photos are just beautiful! You have created such lovely gardens...your passion is shining through!

So...can I fly you here and work some of that magic at my house?

wendy said...

NOW..............I know for sure
you were the gardener in the Garden of Eden.

mudderbear said...

HI June, It's so good to see you here again. I've missed your posts.
You know your pictures are just beautiful. I could look at them all day...they are exquisite.

sissie said...

Hi June,
I'm so excited to see a new post. I just love coming here to see what you have been up to. I have seen many lovely gardens, but yours has to be one of the prettiest and most romantic gardens ever!

I cannot wait to see it all in full blooms. If I could grow peonies like yours, I would be so happy.


oldgreymare said...

Always a joy to stop by. :D

Simply stunning work- the gardens are breathtaking last year, this year, always.

I will hold good thoughts for warm weather for you soon, we don't want you going stir crazy.



do peonies ship? lol

Vintage Home said...

Oh the pictures of your garden are as always breathtaking!...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh June Sweetie...
A gorgeous share this evening. I absolutely loved my stroll in the gardens. They are so lush and scented. Sweet as can be.

Now I want to know who does all the gardening? This is quite a yard and I know that it involves lots of time and so much work to keep it up. Your rose bushes are SO yummy. I love the climbers and all of the beautiful pieces scattered around are so elegant. Thank you sweet one for sharing with me. I enjoyed every minute of this stroll. Have a glorious Friday tomorrow. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Rozmeen said...

Absolutly beautiful!!

Have a nice weekend,


Your garden is lovely and I know you are chomping at the bit to get out there and make the magic happen all over again! Or maybe that's just my husband, the gardener. Naaaaah!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Even if it is only virtually, taking a walk through your beautiful garden is always such a treat, dear June. I love each and every of your plants as well as the wonderful architectural details and statues. The vases with lucious sprays of peonies on your grass are so very pretty. For me they are the most romantic looking flowers, especially in these soft pink and white shades.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend!
Hugs to you,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh....coming to thank you for your kind words and visit sweet one, and I get to stroll through this lovely garden of yours AGAIN.....what beauty!

Have a lovely day, Anita

Ann Nichols said...

Are you sure this is a garden? I think it is a work of art of the highest order - because it is alive! Beautiful, June, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your magical area of the world!

Home and Lifestyle said...

You have a wonderful garden...I love all the flowers you show us!

I am your follower now :-)!!!

Wish you a nice weekend! Hugs, Ingrid

Marydon said...

My poor pitiful gardens ... yours are AESOME, June. I love the tall roses ... the larkspur is beautiful. I bought a LOT of new plants & seeds for the flower beds this year ... so looking forward to even coming an inth close to your beauty.

Pop by for the post today ~ it took strength, but I did it. TY for your love & support.

Have a sweet PS weekend ~

FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

sweetpea said...

okay my sweet green fingered friend (thumb would be an understatement) i officially stopped breathing at "armloads of peonies"...

if only.



karen said...

Wow. Just wow. I didn't know there were such beautiful blue flowers. Lovin it.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Your garden is a dream to me, all my favourites in one place! Those Delphiniums are pure magic and SO tall! I always have difficulty with mine surviving through the winter, they never seem to go on for more than a year. I wonder what your trick is? My Mum had these in our garden too so it would be really special if I could keep them going. I bought some last Summer and they are re-shooting now that Spring is starting at long last. Now I just need to keep them going :) Have a lovely weekend, wishing Spring your way, Catherine x

Barbara said...

Absolutely lovely, June. I agree, peonies are such a showy flower. I love them drifting all over in a big glass bowl!

Catherine said...

I LOVE your garden! so beautiful!

Carole said...

You could show these over and over and I'd be in heaven too. Just like I love watching reruns? better the next time around. I love William Baffin and John Cabot but they've never been big sellers for us so I stopped buying them. Maybe I need to show them your blog and I'd sell tons. I'll give you a cut:)
I'm going to admit that I have not one peony in my garden....isn't that ridiculous??? I think it's because they come on just as we are at our busiest and I know I won't get the change to enjoy them.
That's why I'm a little jealous that you have them last so long in your cooler weather.

so for now I'm happy to see yours June.

Ok sorry such long comment....( for me)

ps...been inside too long taking a break and watching the eagle cam....darn Z lol

Angela said...

Soon and very soon we will be enjoying fab photos of your new garden. It's been a lonnnng winter but finally a NEW season is upon us! PTL!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I can not imagine having such beauty of a garden like yours.
Everytime I see your garden I am in awe of you and your gift for growing such beautiful flowers.
Getting to know you is like a breath of fresh air from a beautiful garden.
Love ya

HolleyGarden said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your garden is gorgeous! So many wonderful things in it. I had to laugh about the water hose. I take pictures, too, then later realize the hose is in it - it's almost a part of the garden itself I sometimes overlook it! The roses with your statue is such a beautiful pictures. Just perfection.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Everything is just beautiful, June! I can't wait until our apple tree gets as big as your beauty. Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful inspiration... it will be so helpful for those of us who have already started gardening this year.
Wishing you some warm weather and sunny days, my friend!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

Nice, I love it!!
from Chile

Riet said...

You have the most beautiful garden I have ever seen dear June. It is like a park. The most gorgeous colours all together and all is blooming so well.
Have a nice week'Hugs from Riet

victorian parlor II said...


I never tire of seeing your beautiful gardens! Thanks for sharing the beauty once again!



One Shabby Old House said...

Spectacular! Even tho you have to wait oh how worth the wait for all of that beauty.
How many years does it take to make a garden look like yours?
So very very pretty.

Suzanne said...

Oh June, your garden is gorgeous.....I know you will be enjoying it again, but spring DOES seem to be "taking its time" to arrive in Idaho! :)

Sares said...

No wonder you are so anxious for summer if all that beauty is what you have to look forward to!
The whole yard is stunning but I am having some serious peony envy. They are one of my favorite flowers, especially that color. The delphiniums are gorgeous too. I hope the snow stays GONE for you from now on and summer hurries along!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Sweet friend you have a fantasy full garden. so beautiful that I am sure words cant be justify its beauty ...
What a lovely time it will if I can have a relaxed walk here...
Peonies ........OMG what should i say... fab? Marvelous? adorable? NO no nothing can be true word...
Thanks a lot for sharing you make my day filled with soft and romantic itching...lovely
I would love if you please peek a little at
Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
Well worth a second viewing.. your gardens are amazing.. you are so clever at so much!!! I love your crab apple tree too.. and.. the pretty pastel chairs I can just spy in the background of the next shot.. beautiful!!!

Hope you are having a lovely week.. and thanks for your sweet words my way!!! ciao xxxx Julie

paperbird said...

your garden is a beautiful place to visit june. even if it is through your blog i love each image that you share.
we are still in the midst of winter in my corner of the world so i KNOW how anxious you feel for spring to come. my garden still sleeps with a dusting of snow that covers most of it but here and there i see sweet tufts of green :-)
soon we will both be doing the happy dance!!!

Squirrelhaus said...

Just realized that you live in Idaho! My son is going to college at Lewis-Clark State College. He is really enjoying all the non Alaskan weather!! Your garden is really lovely. I can't wait for mine to unthaw!!
Your roses and peonies are just gorgeous!!! You certainly have a green thumb!!!
Chris :o)

time worn interiors said...

Oh June your driving me crazy with all these lovely blooms! You get my vote for gardener of the year!

Lisa said...

I can smell the peonies now! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Your garden is worthy of the magazines!!! I'm a bit envious and am already planning to add some delphinium. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty.


maría cecilia said...

Good night dear June, just wondering how your garden is doing these days.
muchos cariños y abrazos

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi June

Those photos are a feast for the senses! How I would love to sit in any of the pictures and admire the beautiful flowers and take in their heavenly scent!
Isabelle x

bikim said...

love the photos!
take care,

Ana said...

Oh June,
I am anxiously waiting to see pictures of your garden for this year...I don't think I can ever get tired of looking at such a wonderful and gorgeaous garden. The love you put into it is just so obvious. Love it! Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Much love,
♥Ana said...

Good Morning June:) Your garden is so gorgeous that you can show the same photos every day and I would enjoy them. You inspired me last year with your Peonies and I planted 5 already this year. I hope they take. I want to dry a bunch of them and have fresh Peonies throughout the house:). Oh and the hose and lawn mower....we use them too;) lol Have a wonderful week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens said...

Good Morning June:) Your garden is so gorgeous that you can show the same photos every day and I would enjoy them. You inspired me last year with your Peonies and I planted 5 already this year. I hope they take. I want to dry a bunch of them and have fresh Peonies throughout the house:). Oh and the hose and lawn mower....we use them too;) lol Have a wonderful week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Fishtail Cottage said...

love everything about this post - your gardening style is so much like what i want in my garden - so please do keep posting your garden for more inspiration! xoox, tracie
Thanks for sharing on Cottage Flora Thursday's - hope to see you again this week!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hello honey I had to come back again to walk through your gardens and de-stress. lol
Like everyone here,the peonies are absolutely my favorite too but the roses are right at the top also.
Hope you don't mind but I borrowed the peonies picture for my background on my computer. It is usually of my grandbabies but I love these flowers and I don't think I could grow them here but something I should check out.
Love ya

Melissa said...

Your garden looks like Heaven on Earth.

Suz said...

Oh, my, June,
That was an incredible treat. I think I am comment number 100! I love your pictures so much (yes, you are a professional ;-)) and the trees and flowers are a bit of heaven. I kept thinking of the poem (?) "You are nearer God's heart in a garden, Than anyplace else on Earth."
Remember that one?

Cottage Garden said...

Truly lush June. I simply love your garden.


C'est moi Claudette said...

You know what captures my eye in this one? The fact that you positioned your pastel chairs in the back ground. LOVE THE EFFECT.
Peonies and more peonies. Can't seem to get enough of them either. They mesmerize me to no end. I only one small bush, but their little pink heads, every single one of them make me smile.