The garden is an explosion of color these days.
Every time I walk outside the door, I see something new blooming.
I'm in heaven.
Remember the long, long winter that never seemed to end?
Well, summer on the Mountain Top is worth every snowflake in winter!
The birdsong in the mornings wakes me out of a deep sleep.
The days are typically in the high 70's, the nights in the 50's. Perfect sleeping weather.
I definitely understand why so many couples want to get married in June.
It's really when the gardens are at their most glorious.
The peonies and roses are all in bloom. Perfect for a garden wedding.
The Clematis is opening it's huge, colorful flowers.
Clematis is another of my garden favorites....I planted 6 when I moved here last spring.
The Evening Primrose is everywhere, like spots of sunshine in the landscape.
Evening Primrose is one of the easiest perennials to grow, for sure! It spreads, but not too much....and it doesn't ask for a thing. Just blooms it's little heart out.
It's gorgeous around my crooked little veggie garden, a wonderful contrast to all the pink, blue, and purple annuals I added.
The Delphinium is just starting to open it's glorious blue flowers.
Too bad the bindweed keeps trying to strangle it. I've never dealt with bindweed at any other home....I don't like it much!
The garden steps are the perfect place to pause and take note of what's blooming.
To the left, I see the Lilies have just started to open in the Perennial bed...they play well with the Wild Daisies and the Cleome.
There will be many more Lilies to open yet....my July garden last year was a Lily fest!
That's ok, I don't mind one bit - their happy orange flowers make me smile.
These Tiger Lilies grow wild along the roads up here on the mountain top, and remind me of my summers in the mountains as a child.
The last of the Rhododendrons is blooming right now, like an encore of the heavy bloom a few weeks back.
Summer has arrived in all it's glory....and although this white Irish skin doesn't like the sun, I sure do love me some summer in the garden!
What's blooming in your garden on these glorious days of late June?