Sunday, July 19, 2015

in the garden

Sharing a few photos I took weeks ago in the garden. 
It's not because I haven't got more current ones, it's just that I didn't 
want to miss out on some of the earlier blooms.

This is a little bouquet of scabiosa, lady's mantle and roses I took
to display in the gazebo along with a little iron crib made up 
and some peonies.


In front of the studio is an old cast iron wood stove planted in foxglove,
Foxglove are just one of those flowers that say cottage to me.
They are so difficult to grow here because I'm not in the right zone for them,
so I always treat them as an annual plant in my garden.
I buy larger plants every spring and plant them up in pots.

I love walking up our front walk to the door and have these beauties
to greet me.
Delphinium are also tricky to grow here. Sometimes they winter over
and sometimes they don't.
it's to the nursery I go---again!
They are just too pretty not to have in the beds.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer or winter wherever
it is in the world you live.
Thank you so much for following along here
and allowing me into your lives and you into mine.

~sending hugs your way~


oldgreymareprimitives said...

beautiful as always my dear <3

Michele said...

Oh, such loveliness!

Your pictures bring such joy to my soul. Thank you so much for sharing.

Yes, I love those"cottage" flowers that just don't want to grow here - winters are so harsh cold and long...........but this summer has been nearly unbearable with all the rain and heat.

So seeing your garden pics are just so delightful, and a blessing and gift. ♥

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Absolutely, unbelievably beautiful June, as always. I adore delphiniums but they don't seem to like the conditions in our garden and the slugs just munch away at them !!
……. and I LOVE that iron bed.
Our Alchimilla Mollis is finished now which is a shame because it always looks so lovely with other flowers, doesn't it ?
Enjoy your beautiful garden June and I look forward to seeing more.
Lots of love. XXXX

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Another lovely post, filled with such beauteous flowers. I can't grow MOST of what grows in the traditional cottage gardens. Love your foxgloves.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh be still my heart June. Your photos always take my breath away. We are so fortunate to have you share your gorgeous and enchanting images of your garden. You are surrounded by such beauty and charm.

Blessings to you sweet friend.


Bente said...

Dear June. How lucky I am that can enjoy your beautiful flowers in your garden. Your photos are gorgeous. Love to see all the pretties.
The summer here has been wet and cold, so my roses has not been blooming yet.
Wish you a wonderful new week.
Hugs from here

Home and Lifestyle said...

Dear June!! Your pictures of your wonderful garden make me happy again, as always. The combination of flowers is beautiful. We hope to spend some time in the garden next week, after we came back from France last night. Today it was raining, I hope it will be much better tomorrow.

Wish you a great summer week! Hugs, Ingrid

Susie said...

June, Your gardens are beautiful. I love the stove planter and the old bed to sit upon. You have a special touch with your flowers. The bouquets are pretty color combinations. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie
Please hug our boy.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your photos are beautiful eye candy, June! I love your beautiful flowers...especially the gorgeous foxglove!

chateau chic said...

Your gardens are absolutely exquisite, June! I'm sure you must have people lining up to tour your lovely outdoors. That metal crib is just way to fabulous...oh the patina on it is wonderful!!
Mary Alice

Alaina said...

June your gardens are beautiful and full of inspiration as always. I like your idea of treating the foxgloves as an annual. I have tried planting them every year to only have tiny spindly ones come up the following years. I think next year I am going to borrow your idea. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the blooms. Alaina

Alaina said...

June your gardens are beautiful and full of inspiration as always. I like your idea of treating the foxgloves as an annual. I have tried planting them every year to only have tiny spindly ones come up the following years. I think next year I am going to borrow your idea. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the blooms. Alaina

bobbie said...

Gorgeous pix as always! Your flowers are beautiful, and that bed makes me drool!
I need to plants me some delphiniums here ~ they did well in Yakima, so I'm hoping they'll do the same here. I've never had foxgloves do well for me ~ too bad, as they are perfect for this old CCU nurse!

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful. I want to curl up on that daybed and take a nap. Gorgeous.

Molly said...

Your flowers are stunning and the bed is absolutly great. What a wonderful Atmosphäre. Lovely hugs Molly

flowersandhome said...

Hi June, your garden is pretty as ever. I love cottage gardens and you succeeded so well in creating one. Love the Scabiosa! Somehow here it's always covered in mould and the flowers are few and far too small. You gave me a great idea about the Digitalis(foxgloves). I've tried to sow them but that didn't work out in the end, as with many plants in our garden. I thought foxgloves wouldn't mind the shade but maybe they do and maybe the soil isn't great for them either. Next year I'll try to find some large plants instead and put them in (yet another) container ;) I hope that'll work. Worth to try anyway. Thanks! Somehow those lovely little bags of seeds always attract me and I end up buying some every year but I should look out for plants instead and skip the whole sowing and planting and hoping-it'll-grow-and-bloom stadium which is fun of course unless it always ends in failure and disappointment.
O, also love that your pictures are so full of sun! And I can see the plants love it too ;)

Bernideen said...

All wonderful photos and flowers!

Katherine said...


I love the combination of flowers and colours you have in your garden. I have always been a fan of pinks, mauve, deep purple, blue, white for my flower beds. Delphinium is on my list of additions to the garden, maybe I should head over to the garden center too.
It all looks beautiful - thanks for sharing the prettiness.


Anne's Attic - Design said...

June your garden is breathe taking. I'm so glad that you shared this photos. Hugs, Jo

roughterrain crane said...

Beautiful flowers are enjoying the attractive softness of the bed. You are really a good friend of the plants in the garden. They are happy/

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love the old crib in your garden and the bouquet is beautiful.
I love foxglove and delphinium too.

Hope your summer is going well.

Barbara said...

Hello June!
I think of you often. Such a pleasure to visit you and your gorgeous garden! Love your delicate and feminine arrangements and how gorgeous the foxglove is! I always smile when see your garden, your home and your innate arranging talent. Clever container use and beautiful blooms.
Hope all is well with you!

Mary W said...

Such a treat to walk through your garden each month. I have my cup of coffee and wish I had a candle that smelled like cut grass to make it a perfect morning to start my day. Thank you for posting but huge thanks for all the work that goes into keeping this gorgeous piece of heaven growing for so many to enjoy. It is a blessing to me.

Anonymous said...

So happy I can enjoy your garden. Lovely pictures of the flowers, etc. Hope to start setting up the garden next year. Patty/NS

Diane said...

I especially love the dusty pink foxglove in the last picture!! Beautiful flowers, June. My garden and yard have suffered terribly this summer with my husband ill but I STILL have time to visit the garden center and feed my soul with more flowers. Hope you're having a good summer but more than that I hope you have a wonderful day. Diane

Marrianna said...

So lovely, June. I always enjoy your blog posts with the lovely photos of your garden treasures. Blessings, Marrianna

deb said...

thank you for this lovely tour of your garden ~ it is absolutely gorgeous! love all your garden treasures xo have a wonderful week

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Always a special treat to come and visit you and see all your gorgeous plants.
The delphiniums and foxgloves are so very pretty - thanks for sharing and making my day lovely.
Hope you are enjoying your summer and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog

joanne said...

My dad had foxglove growing crazy in his yard and he treated them like weeds, pulling them out and into the trash. I never could get them to grow in my yard though! Glad to see you post, is it as hot there as here? It is crazy hot here and just to uncomfortable for spending much time outdoors, needless to say my gardens are fried and the grass in dead. So much for a beautiful blooming season! take care my friend.

Daniela said...

Hi June,
what a charming Blog you gave life to, I'm far too glad you've found me, so you gave me the chance to know and to follow you, what I'm going to do with much enthusiasm and happiness !
Sending blessings

Ricki Treleaven said...

Oh, June! Your garden is o lovely. I think that replanting foxgloves and delphiniums are so worth the effort because they are stunning! Such lovely vignettes, and I think planting the foxgloves in the olds stove is genius, by the way...

Oh, that very first bouquet takes my breath away. Beautiful post for summertime, June!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Gosh your photos are beautiful. So glad you shared them. The styling is wonderful! Love the furniture in the garden with those wonderful fresh prints. I feel the same about foxglove. Like right out of a storybook!

Things and Thoughts said...

This isn't exactly a garden. This is huge dreamy space with sitting areas and sofisticated hidden corners, so pretty and beautiful as ever. Breathtaking photos, I think it's not only me to pin them!
I'm also here to thank you dearest June for all your kind and generous comments on my blog. They are always so much appreciated. I'm taking a little break and be back at the end of summer.
Until then, I wish you and your family the happiest and the sunniest days ahead.

Ana said...

Oh June,
Your garden is just the most beautiful, colorful, magical, lovely, dreamy place ever. I could just sit there for hours contemplating all the surrounding beauty. I know that keeping a garden is very hard work and you should be very proud of all your hard work. It has definitely paid off beautifully. Thank you for sharing my sweet friend.

Much love,

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hello dear June, You always take me into another world with your gorgeous pictures. Your garden is such an amazing place. This iron bed is fabulous. I could just sink in and dream away. Over here it's too hot to spend time outside. At least the little kumquat tree we bought loves the heat. It's full of fruit and already blooms again.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello sweet June,
Oh what a gorgeous combination is the scabiosa, Lady's mantle and the roses. I have never tried this but oh so elegant!
I would also find it so hard to live without the foxgloves. Those of yours look so beautiful in that old stove - looks like the Strawberry one and I think I see some Apricot varieties living happily with the Delphiniums too. I adore them so much - they are so graceful. We have a sea of white ones sometimes - they just self seed everywhere here.
Enjoy this gorgeous time of the year as I think of you out there watering and doing the odd bit of weeding and tidying up.
My love goes with you through your garden!
Suzy xox

Pureshabby said...

Hi June, thank you for your comment, but: the BEST ist not mine.-)))

YOUR blog , your pictures your home......I am always speachless.

The best of all!


Karen A Cape Cod Nest said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden flowers. I love the mini shabby iron day bed. Blessings to you. Karen

susan said...

Everything looks absolutely beautiful, June - the colors of the flowers, the print fabrics you've chosen. Just lovely.

Seawashed said...

June your garden daybed is of Summer dreams. The rose linen bedding is so so pretty. Your lifestyle is pure beauty. I love everything so much. xo Kerrie

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh JUNE, you truly are the Village have the perfect green thumb, as for the foxgloves they are a favorite of mine, well I do have many others as well and most of them are in your garden here.

The crib daybed is a wonderful addition to your garden, what I love best is it's aged vibrant patina that picks up on the colour in your garden blooms, and a bed that would not have been thought to be a crib.
It's been a dream of mine to have a sleeping area In The garden, perhaps my next home will allow the quietness of a place to rest after clipping away at the die off of what blooms have little life left in them.

The gazebo well what can I say ? Other then what a perfect resting place for a glass of Lemonade out of the direct sun.
Your garden is breathtaking.

See you and your beauty soon.


Jennifer said...

Love the floral covered bed and your bouquet in the opening photograph! It is always such a treat to return your visits. I love foxgloves too and have been growing new plants for blooms the following spring. I have one delphinium after trying a number of times to grow them. They are always such stunning flowers. Have a great weekend June!

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

One of the prettiest gardens in blogland. I too have tried growing Foxglove, but they do not winter over here. I love your solution!
Delphinium do pretty well here... well, except when the deer eat them.

Ahhhhhhhh, the challenges of gardening. But the rewards are many.

Enjoy your weekend, dear June!

Vintage Home said...

...always a dream to visit!

Debbie said...

OMGosh!! beautiful images, June!! Your gardens are gorgeous as always. I love that old iron bed...the patina is perfect.
Summer here has been hot and humid. Just perfect for living at the lake.
Love to you, dear friend.

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, your out door room is just as lovely as your indoor ones, and that's really saying something!!! The bed and bedding are so inviting with those gorgeous flowers,
... heavenly!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh - what an old fashioned cottage garden you have! It's so, so gorgeous! I love all of your flowers, your chippy tables and bed, the colors, everything. Thanks so much for visiting my bedroom makeover. I'll post more pix once it's all done!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dear June, I woke up this morning to your lovely message and it really really helped. I've been feeling a bit gloomy along with this M.E.and other complications of that illness the past few weeks. So your words brought me over here to your doorstep and ALL my very favorite flowers. Flowers are such life-savers.... and even though my gardens are all now overgrown and untidy my husband always makes sure I have an abundance of flowers to feast my eyes upon and to cheer me. All the flowers in your gardens are my absolute favorites! The wonderful pale lilac of scabiosa and palest blue delphinium and the wonder of foxgloves!
It's simply wonderful how your lovely photographs delight ALL of us blogging-friends, it re-affirms how alike we all can be even though we all are living in differing areas of the world. Your wonderful flowers and home fill our hearts.
I feel thankful so thankful to have come upon your words today, you have tugged at that thread you mentioned and I send love back to you dear June.
Hugs Jane x

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

June, every time I visit I'm so inspired by your garden and photos. The flowers blooming are just stunning. I would love to come visit and sit awhile on that beautiful day bed. Your garden is delightful!

Rostrose said...

Hello, dearest June -
aaaaah, Foxgloves!
I've seen sooo many of them in Ireland, where the conditions are perfect for these flowers and I must confess I was a bit jealous: Because even in my garden they do not grow well. It's a good idea to buy larger plants and plant them into pots - I think I will try this next spring!
Your garden photos are as always very beautiful and inspiring! And I think your garden would also fit very well to Ireland - where are so many wonderful gardens to visit. I'm sure your daughter told you about :o)
Oh, and during our trip we met MANY Americans who visited the land of their ancestors (we asked them and they told us...) I think without the Irish emigrants the USA, Canada and Australia would be populated much less ;o))
Lots of hugs and a wonderful new week,

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Oh how I wish that one of these days I will knock at your door, my blogger friend.....
Hope all is well with the family. Hugs Rita

Cindy said...

I love the foxglove and delphinium too, but cannot get them to grow here in NC. I also love Hollyhocks, but no luck! It's been so long since i have been here, I can't believe life has gotten too busy to keep up with my sweet friends... i'm off to go catch up on your beautiful house and garden...


Anonymous said...

Everything is just gorgeous! Hope all is well in your world.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)