Monday, July 7, 2014

Garden blooms

Not a lot of words today.
Except to say that summer has been awesome so far!


Just wanting to show some of the blooms from the June garden.
The month of June brought an explosion of color to Grace Gardens.
The peonies were amazing!


I need to move so many of them because some are sitting in too much shade,
so this will be on my to do list later this season.
I enjoyed the bountiful blooms so much, knowing that I won't have as many next year
because of moving some. 
They may sit and sulk a couple of years after I plant them, but I divided 
some two years ago and I was surprised but the amount of blooms the new ones had this year.


The clematis are going a little crazy right now.
I LOVE these wonderful vines!

How many are too many, I wonder?

The Idaho state flower- the Syringa ((mock orange) or Philadelphus lewisii
has just finished blooming in my garden.
Such an intoxicating scent and pretty little flower. This blooms all over in 
my part of Idaho. It grows mainly as a small shrub in the wild and drier areas
but can grow about 6' to 8' under irrigation.

Bye-bye peonies for another year!
For a few more views of what's been blooming here just click on the first photo on my sidebar to
go to my garden blog.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!


bobbie said...

Beautifully serene pix as always, June ~ thank you so much for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your garden looks amazing!!! All your hard work has certainly paid off.
I love all your photos on your garden blog as well.


Junkchiccottage said...

Just love love love your pictures always. So pretty and serene. Gorgeous.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh my goodness, I am speechless, such beauty to live with....enjoy them. blessings, lady

Trisha said...

I wish I had just a pinch of your green thumb because your flowers are always to die for! My parents just planted Syringa and it smells amazing. One of these days when I have a forever home, I can't wait to plant peonies again among so many other lovely flowers. Hope you are staying cool!


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your photography and your sense of style combined with beautiful flowers and house and garden makes visiting your blog an absolute pleasure.

Diane said...

Sit and sulk - I like that. Your flowers are just always so beautiful. There was a mock orange growing outside of the front porch at home when I was growing up. The smell of just says summer to me. That and phlox. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden, June. Diane

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh so heavenly June!
And I can smell the fragrance of that Mock Orange all the way from here!
Much love sweet friend,

Kristin_Texas said...

Extremely, extremely, e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y jealous! Your flowers are so beautiful. Sadly, the grasshoppers are killing everything in our garden, including our grass. All that hard work for nothing.

Beautiful photos, as always.


Faded Charm said...

It certainly looks like Summer is beautiful at your place and I'm finally finding the time to enjoy it here as well:-)

Have a great one!


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
Your peonies are AMAZING …….. and, so many. They must love the conditions in your garden. Every part of your garden is so beautiful and, you cannot get such a wonderful garden without a lot of hard work. We moved to our house 28 years ago and there were three small red peonies { probably planted in Victorian times }. Gradually, they have got smaller and smaller and have now disappeared !! The conditions in our garden obviously don't suit peonies. I think they produced a few leaves this year but that was that !!!! SO, I have to say that I'm a little envious of your magnificent display ….. and your clematis are wonderful too. You certainly have green fingers June. You must be so proud of your garden and get so much pleasure from the flowers, whether they are growing outside or displayed inside the house.
….. and, you are brilliant at display. The way you present everything ….. you should have worked on an interiors magazine.
Even though my peony display isn't very good, my Philadelphus is about 10 foot high and was absolutely wonderful this year and so was my ' Seagull ' rose !!
Enjoy your wonderful garden June and keep the photographs coming …. it is such a pleasure to see. XXXX

agnès said...

Elles sont magnifiques. Jolies photos.

Geli said...

Dear June!
I always admire your dreamy garden ....a little paradis ...
Thanks for all the beautiful impressions.
I make a little break ....holidays are near ...
Have a happy summer my Dear!
With love,

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
I got to double dip today in your beautiful world, I just came from your garden blog! The Peonies Oh my, soft pink and fabulous! I love your patch of delphinium, I am always challenged to grow it...
Mock Orange is one of my very favorite smells!
It was such a pleasure to stroll through your beautiful garden!

Junebug said...

I'm loving your peonies, swoon!! Mine have been done for a few weeks now. I'm loving all the pics of your yard but it has got me thinking. How do you keep everything so green and luscious? With temps in the 90's here,I'm up at 5am out watering, at 7 it a dash into the shower and off to work. It's 11pm and just getting around to visiting blogs. The price we pay to keep our flowers blooming. Best go turn off the sprinkler and get to bed. Take care sweet one and keep the picture coming!

Anonymous said...

Wow, such beauty!! Amazing photographs. Im enjoying this very much!!
Lovely greetings, Peetje

Beehive Needleworks said...

Gardens of my dreams! Simply breathtaking!
Sending love ...

Cindy said...

So gorgeous June!!! Your pictures are like a view into heaven. You didn't know you lived in heaven, did you? That's how refreshing they are. I have a mock orange bush and it reaches up to the power lines and spreads at least 20 feet across. I'd like to prune it since it shades my vegetable garden, but I don't know where to start.


So beautiful peonies ! Mine were a delight for the biiiig Bourgogne in my garden ! sigh...
I felt in love with your sweetness pictures. Just my colours !
xoxo from Paris under the rain !

awal.ny said...

June your gardens are always just so beautiful. Peony season is just too short. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. Alaina

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Delightful photos, June! Such a pleasure to stop by!

summersundays-jw said...

As always, absolutely beautiful! We had a really severe winter so it made for a lot of work this spring and not as many flowers as usual. Jan

chateau chic said...

I want to come sit on your pretty iron bench in your garden, and enjoy your stunningly gorgeous blooms all day long!!!!
Mary Alice

Dorthe said...

Dear June, maybe I said this before, but your garden looks like Paradise on earth. Filled with the most huge amount of flowers, sooo beautiful looking and smelling. It must have taken years to have this growing all over,- years of happy garden planning and work.
I wish you so many,many more to come, and will alwayes be inspired to see your beautiful photoes.
Hugs from Dorthe

farmhouse-story said...

your garden blog is as lovely as this post, june:) i gotta plant some peonies! enjoy your week!

Debbie said...

So beautiful, June! Would love to sit on the steps of your porch, and visit with you for an afternoon.

angie said...

looooove your garden pics and colors!!! angie

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Well, if I can't have it in my back yard at least I can see a glorious garden here at your blog June! Oh, you have such a wonderful talent for gardening. I'm just enjoying looking at your peonies so much. Sigh and more sigh....I'm so happy you get to live among this beauty. And to answer your question, you can never have too many flowers!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, June
No beauty compares to the love put into a garden, can you stop with so much garden beauty? You make me want to rip mine out and ask it why can't you grow with such beauty as Junes garden.
I am getting ready to create some garden boxes and plant herbs and box woods, some pea gravel and lavenders giving areas a chance live French instyle :)
Also a much easier spirit to my lifestyle of contending to so much at once.

Love how your R/A dish settings match so perfectly to your garden. The birdhouse is sweetly planted adding love for the welcoming.

See you and your beauty soon.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your photos are always so gorgeous. I can only imagine how it must be to walk in your garden and enjoy the blooms in person. So so beautiful.

xo Danielle

Vicky said...

Your photography of the flowers in your garden is simply beautiful.A flower garden can be a peaceful and beautiful refuge of the world. You're a good gardener and a great photographer!
Have a wonderful july!

Anonymous said...

Live and learn. I thought Syringa was lilac!

Your garden is just stunningly beautiful!


toves sammensurium said...

June…what can I say,everything looks like a piece of heaven!You certainly have your own paradise,I just love your old fashioned,romantic flowers,some of them similar to mine,but I am faaaar apart from finished with my garden so your pictures are truly an inspiration!!!!Your peonies are beyond words to describe,how rewarding,because I am sure you´ve put a lot of work into it!!!!
Glad to read summer has been nice - can´t complain here either,life is pretty good!!
Keep on enjoying!!!
Tove-hugs ;) said...

Amazing flowers, colours and garden. Thanks for sharing. Evelyne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS! You make me happy with your art, dearest June. AND...yesterday in my garden, a friend came over to play with me and my camera. Together, along with her daughter, we figured out how to get the look I want from my photos. I just needed to turn off the flash function and even in the dark areas of the house, I captured the look I wanted. I have a long way to go, but it sure is fun to play. What an awesome summer of blooms and nature, indeed! Hugs, Anita

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Beautiful flowers, gorgeous decorations and amazing pictures, dear June. Everything is just to sigh for. Thank you for sharing your great talents with us. Now I have to go look again :).

Sophia said...

Dear June,

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog…and yes, it really was a very special place! Your garden and photography are quite stunning….I adore Peonies! I too have moved quite a few in our garden, and have been surprised at how they have produced flowers the next year when I didn't expect them to.

Sophia x

Unknown said...

My clamatis never looked that good. Summer is going by so fast. Swimming is great! Getting ready for my second knee replacement.

Hugs to you my sweet friend

Cindy at stitches

Low Tide High Style said...

So beautiful June...perhaps that's why your mother named you June, because you embody the beauty of that month and its blossoms so well! And I haven't smelled Mock Orange in years, my grandmother had it...I may need to buy some! My peonies bloomed beautifully the first year I moved them from my parent's home, so fingers crossed yours will do the same!

xo Kat

Molly said...

I just found you! I`m addicted.
Beautiful, wonderful, cute ...
Will come back!
Lovely hugs

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

June I loose myself entirely when I visit your gorgeous site. I go to such a happy place when I see your amazing peonies and gardens.
I have to say when I think of beautiful gardens you come into mind first before anything else.
I don't know why you don't have your own garden show so I could really loose myself. haha
These pictures are as always just spectacular and I can not tell you how gorgeous everything is.
If I could be transplanted I would want it to be to Idaho next to you.
Your visiting me today was the highlight of my week. I always love to open up my site and find you were there.
Like your garden you are amazing and I love you

CIELO said...

I spent a lovely time here enjoying all the pics of your pretty home and lovely gardens... I so miss my ID garden! Thank you for the reminiscences...

Cielo, at the little white cottage

Debra Howard said...

What a bittersweet post for me. Loving the beautiful blooms from your garden but missing all those lost in the drought from my garden. No more peonies this year...sadness. Thankfully they can be replaced when the drought ends.

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, it is always a treat when you share your gorgeous garden. Peonies are my favorites, you really had a bumper crop. Beautiful photos!

Mimi Sue said...

So gorgeous! We've moved on to hollyhocks and zinnias here in northern Utah. The heat is slowing the blooming on many of our plants. I wonder if that mock orange would grow here? Mimi

Home and Lifestyle said...

Your pictures are amazing, your garden is a wonderful place to be. It must be great to be there.

Sending hugs, Ingrid

Anonymous said...

Hi June,

my goodness, your paeonies are so amazing. I love them!

Greetings from Germany!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Your garden looks so beautiful and love how soft and pretty all your peony photos are.
Loving all the pink and pastel colours - the sofa and cushions are gorgeous.
Happy weekend and many thanks for visiting me.

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
your photos are so wonderful and pretty! The summer has really spread plenty of blooms with its cornucopia over Grace Gardens - it's like a dream!
Warm hugs, my dear!
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Julia said...

Me ha encantado tu post, tienes cosas muy interesantes, felicidades por tu bloc. Te invito a visitar el mio, esta semana, ¡¡Nos montamos una fiesta!! Pero no cualquier fiesta, una con detalles únicos, y cargadita de buenas ideas, para que vuestros eventos nunca vuelvan a parecer aburridos e insípidos, ¿Te vienes? Único requisito, pasárselo bien.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

June! Thank you my friend, for coming to visit and yes, my girlfriend and her 13 genius of a daughter came over on Monday. We played with the camera and by accident, found what to do on my Canon to give me the look I want. Then Photoshop has helped out a lot to take out the yellow cast that always appears. I am getting to a point where I am achieving that softer look to my photos.

I hope you are having a sensational summer; we are enjoying each day as the wrens sing in our garden and the sun shines!!! Hugs sweet friend, Anita

Maison Beldecor said...

OMG I love them all, what a fantastic garden!!!
Sending hugs to you

Georgianna said...

Honestly, these images are like a perfect summer daydream, June! Gorgeous flowers and incredible photos, as always. Wishing you a joyful weekend. G

HWIT BLOGG said...

Your garden is like a DREAM...romantic, beautiful and full of beautiful flowers!
Have a great weekend,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your Peonies are so beautiful--I have never seen the pink one with white on the inside. I want that one---gorgeous! I am glad you are having a good summer--we are too, but we are having a heat wave. I feel like I water all the time and my flowers aren't taking to this heat to well--either am I! Have a great weekend :)

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous June! I would love to visit your beautiful garden in person.But with your lovely photos I feel like I am <3
Any advice on growing flowers.Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a gorgeous post, and your garden is lovely! Pretty summer….and I really like your cute floral tumblers. They are so nice!

Happy summer!

Unknown said...

OH so so pretty.... I love that pic of them in the white bucket, that would be so gorgeous on a huge canvas. Thanks ofr sharing your gorgeous garden!!!.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

June is your garden is gorgeous as is your photography! You really know how to capture the beauty. I love Peonies. I have one that won't bloom and I am going to move it in a new place. I guess it's just not happy. lol! I planted a small Mock Orange this year. Love that heavenly scent!

Blondie's Journal said...

My favorite time to visit is when your peonies are blooming. They remind me of big puffs of cotton candy! I love the outdoor pictures with the quilt and makes me feel like every summer day should be so perfect and simple. We've had a lot of rain and humidity here so I am truly escaping in your pretty garden! :)

Jane xx

Jen Kershner said...

Your garden is spectacular! I'm in love. I just planted two new peonies and don't expect much from them next year but I'm excited to finally have a mix of colors as I've only ever had light pink!

Donna said...

June, after seeing your gorgeous garden, I am so flattered that you said such sweet things about our tiny, neglected backyard garden! Yours is absolutely stunning, as are the indoor photos! You are extremely gifted and artistic!

silk trees said...

Jeg liker denne bloggen. Dette er en god blogg. Jeg elsker måten du presenterte det til leserne. Flott jobb jeg må si

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

How can you ever go indoors? Your garden takes my breath away, June.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello June,

Your photos take my breath away. So peaceful. Thank you for making my heart sing today.


Anonymous said...

WOW JUNE! You, your flower garden and pictures are AMAZING! Thanks so very much for blogging. Blessings, Cathy in north-central ID.

flowersandhome said...

The peonies in your garden are amazing!!! Such a treat to have in the house! Your garden and home are just wonderful. Love coming here to enjoy the beauty you share.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Junie!

LOVE your photos... as always. The way you display is just toooo deee.lish.

I bought four new roses this year... nope, not a gardener like you are... nope, not at all, but they're sooo pretty and I'm thrilled. Just a few blooms so far and I'm anxiously waiting on more.


Victorian1885 said...

Hello Dear June
I can't get enough of your peony photos! I hope you are having a wonderful summer.
We are heading into week two of our seven week house exchange to Holland... and loving every minute of it!
Have a great week ahead and I can't wait to see more of your lovely garden..


Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

O, June. Your photos are so dreamy, your gardens so lush. I just drooled over every photo. Peonies… gorgeous. I, too should move some but every time I do they seem to go downhill after that and a few years later, I yank them out. Did I see a tree peony in the background of one of your photos?

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I'm off to check out your other blog!


Deborah said...

Oh June I love your gardens....but my favourite is the peony!
Yours are so lovely!
I planted 4 of them...hopefully they
will bloom beautifully!
Do they usually bloom the following summer after planting them June?
I cant wait! I also planted my first hydrangea! Oh excited to see that one grow too!
Sending you love & hugs sweet friend!!!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

Cindy said...

I just went to your garden blog. Oh my gosh... it is insanely beautiful in your garden. I'm in absolute awe ...