This post is mostly just to record the beauty of Mother Nature in June- I hope to look back at the pictures when the Winter months inevitably come or even in the hotter months ahead when all of the blossoms have passed and we are wilting in the Sun. Right now I revel in the glory of bud and blossom and the promise of more to come.
Flowers, fruits and herbs abound and what’s not to love about life when there is so much beauty before us?
Peonies in Blossom and buds
Golden Celebration Roses
Mexican Poppies in Orange and Salmon
Hens ‘n Chicks
Hydrangeas are coming soon
The Green Man watches over the Clematis on the arbor
Small Merlot Grapes climb a trellis
Over the arbor more small Thompson grapes getting some sun
The Blackberries, Raspberries and Gooseberries are coming soon too!
The citrus I keep on the porch during Winter are in the garden now and blossoming like mad…
Baby Lemons growing now
Mandarin Oranges pollinated last fall and growing through the Winter are ready to get big now!
The Herb Bed grows wild with
Tarragon and Garlic about to be engulfed by the Lemon Balm
Around the front to our parking strip on the street Dusty miller, Catmint and Lavender next to the Red Sandstone walk
California Poppies amongst the Lavender that’s ready to bloom
Creeping St. Johns Wort
A yellow Columbine looks like a shooting star in my neighbor Bryan’s yard
Roses and Wisteria leaves on my neighbors Robin and Maurice’s porch
My neighbors Kim and Ron invited me to take picture of their spectacular Iris
I love Ron and Kim’s two cats lazing in the yard
Such a sweetie….Puff
And playfully curious Eve
The cat who owns me, Kipling asks me what I’ve been doing outside whilst he’s been napping on the carpet.
Well that was a long one- if you made it all the way here- thanks for touring some of my garden- which by the way is undergoing a remodel soon. More on that later…