“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Solstice

  Hello Summer!
Caliente Deep Red Geranium
Stella Dora lily
Verbena bonariensis
We had a gorgeous start to summer, with clear, blue skies, so that we could enjoy the full affect of the longest day of the year.
coleus from seed

The gardens are slowly developing, and as evening came, I took a pictorial survey.
cosmos from seed
pansy from seed(a little late!)
 All of these shots were taken after 8pm as the sun was setting. Isn't the light wonderful!?

A month ago my more established gardens looked like this:
Front path garden
Back yard herb and perennial garden
Even though we have had cool and wet weather until the past week, look what a difference a month makes.
I am so lucky to have had a lot of the perennials given to me by old and new friends or I would be a poor girl if I had to purchase all these plants.
Back yard raised bed.  I've already had to pull mint twice to save St. Francis from disappearing.

There is a fledgling veggie plot and strawberry patch coming along in the back yard also, all started from scratch, and when they are presentable you'll get a tour there also.

Meanwhile, smell the roses and the honeysuckle and enjoy the season.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful! Welcome Summer! We look forward to getting back to seasonal flowers. :)