Friday, June 2, 2017

The Garden In Early June

We've had buckets and buckets of rain this spring, which is great for the garden and my well, no doubt. 

However, not so great for taking photos of said garden. 

Fortunately, the rain finally let up long enough for me to finally snap some photos of what's happening in the garden these days. 


We're at a higher elevation and farther north than many of you, so our garden season is short, but mighty!

I warn you, this is a photo heavy post, so I won't bore you with a lot to read.  I'll just let the photos do the talking!

Welcome to my garden in early June - Enjoy your stay!

































While I was busy taking pictures to share the garden with you, guess who was busy digging a big hole in the garden?

There's a good reason we call her a little Monkey!

44 comments:

  1. I see your dog sticks her tongue out too! You've added so much in the few years you have lived there. I know you get enormous satisfaction from working out there and then sitting on your deck with a cocktail enjoying the fruits of your labor.
    Brenda

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    1. So true, Brenda, I really love working in my garden, weeds and all! I need to get the gloves on this weekend and tackle a few weedy spots....and I've been trying to rid the perennial beds of tansy, which is a complete nightmare! But tonight? It's Friday and it's date night. Heading out to dinner with my sweetie, after a quick walk around the garden to see what grew while I was at work! Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  2. Gorgeous photos, you have a lot of flowers blooming now! Just beautiful.

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    1. I have a lot about to bloom, Carole - June is definitely the most beautiful month in my garden!

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  3. Wow, you have been busy !! It is beautiful there at your place. Love those containers by the shed. Your gardens are wonderful. You are one hard working young lady. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. My body is crying out for a rest at this point, Susie - I'm not getting any younger, that's for sure!

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  4. I cannot believe it! And you have a late spring, a short growing cycle. And you work full time.

    It's so beautiful. I mean, beautiful as in it should be in a magazine beautiful. Of course you already have such gorgeous backdrops like those conifers that line the steps going up and all the trees. And each year your perennials get established better. But do you have pics on your blog somewhere of what it all looked like when you bought the place? I'd love to see them or maybe sometime you could do a before/after post of your gardens? It's a lovely place now!

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    1. Dewena, you are far too kind! I have some before and after photos...I'll have to do a post on that at some point, sounds like fun!

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  5. The rains have certainly helped your gardens! Everything looks just beautiful. You have been one busy lady.

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    1. I spend every moment I can in the garden these days, Donna! It's a lot of work, but so rewarding!

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  6. What a gorgeous property you have, Deb. You are far ahead of us and we have had far too much rain, too. My perennials are not open yet but soon they will bring the gardens to life. I know you must feel like you are in heaven as you walk around. I'm also aware of all the hard work to get it there. ;-) Enjoy.

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    1. Oh yeah, I'm sore every day now, Deb! I'm fighting with the Tansy and the Bindweed right now.....and unfortunately I think it's winning.

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  7. It's all so pretty!! Your hard work has sure paid off and it all looks so nice. I hope you post lots more pictures of the plants/flowers/vegetables as they all progress and grow---i love to see that especially the ones you started from seeds! Your "she-shed" is coming along really nicely too, I see!

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    1. I sure will, you better believe it!! I ran back inside this morning for my camera, there will be lots of garden posts ahead! You'll be sick of them!!

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  8. Oh everything is looking so lush and gorgeous. I love it all.

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    1. It's so green when I look out my windows now, Marty - quite the change from a month ago!

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  9. The view from your deck looks so pretty.
    It looks like you have been very busy in your garden and it all looks so nice. I especially like the geraniums and the pretty red glass light alongside your steps.
    The meditating frog made me laugh as did your little garden helper.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. My garden helper makes me laugh daily with her bold little monkey attitude!

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  10. Awwww little Monkey sooooo cute. Your flowers already look so lush and pretty. Can you imagine in another few weeks how pretty they will be. Looks so nice.
    Kris

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    1. My little monkey is such a punk, Kris - that's how she got the nickname Monkey - her real name is Daisy, I don't even know if she'd know it any more!

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  11. It all looks so lush and wonderful! I love your fenced garden with the arbor and gate into it, plus what's just outside of it also. Your container plants all look lovely too. You have a green thumb, just like you have a 'decorating' thumb. Enjoy your wonderful place and thanks for sharing. ~ FlowerLady

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    1. My gardens are nothing compared to yours, Lorraine, with all those gorgeous tropical flowers and roses!

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  12. Ohhhh, I love it all! Spring sure has left your place lush and green. Your garden is looking good!

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    1. The veggies are having a slow start this year, Laurie, with all the rain and cooler temps. The lettuce and celery love it, but the tomatoes and zucchini haven't really grown in the two weeks they have been in the ground. Oh well, I know once the heat comes they will take off!

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  13. It's beautiful. I can't imagine a more relaxing place to sit. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks, Laura - I feel exactly the same way! Except every time I sit, I see something else I need to do!

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  14. Your garden is so beautiful! I love the bleeding hearts. They have always been a favorite of mine, and the pansies and lilacs, be still my heart! Thanks for the tour.

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    1. I love Bleeding Hearts also, Vickie. I'm sad because I planted three but only two came back....I also lost a climbing rose this year, and a peony. Booooo!

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  15. What beautiful plantings and earth coming alive! Your region is about 1 month lagging in ours, but I so enjoyed encore of seasonal blooms. I had to just pull all my wintered-over pansies this weekend. The rains stopped last weekend, and though mornings are still nice and cool, the afternoon high temps and sun have made them all scraggly. Now it's time for the annuals. I really love your fenced vegetable garden. A neighbor (hillside) spotted a cub black bear this past week....about 300#...coming up her driveway, and I immediately thought of you! Be on the lookout, and tell Monkey to keep one eye on the woods while digging.😉

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    1. Oh my gosh, I didn't think you had bears in your area, Rita - wow, you need to be on the lookout also! Monkey is more interested in chipmunks than anything else.....there was a big Tom turkey only a few feet from her the other day and she never even noticed!!

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  16. Oh how breathtaking!!! I love your storage shed...and your garden....and your place....and your mountains...and of course Your Little Monkey.

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    1. You're so sweet, Cindy, thanks so much!! It's hard to leave home, I'm not going to lie - I just want to be able to spend more and more time there!

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  17. Beautiful pictures! What a lovely start you have to this year's gardens. Coco doesn't dig holes, she just eats all the veggies she can get too1! Nancy

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    1. That's so funny, Nancy - aren't our pups just little goofballs? They make me laugh every day!

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  18. Love seeing what's growing on your property! Everything looks so lush and pretty. I love those tall wire planters by your staircase. I think I remember them from last year. So unique!

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    1. I love them, also, Melanie - I bought them from Gardeners Supply on clearance....they have them again this year, even cheaper! I'll send you the link!

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  19. Oh Debbie, everything looks so lovely! It's pouring down rain here as I type this out and I am feeling so thankful for the deep soaking that my gardens are getting. Our fruit trees and the blueberry bushes needed it. We have had freaky scorching weather, so much so that it fried part of my fuschia plant in the hanging basket. I am now babying it and hope it returns to it's former glory.

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    1. Wow, that stinks, Debbie! Hopefully your TLC will bring your Fuschia back to life, they are so pretty!!

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  20. What a wonderful garden you have! We've had a dry early spring, but since mid-May, we have more rain.

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    1. I'm so glad to see the rain, Magali - last year was so dry the artisian wells were drying up all around....thank God mine did not!

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  21. Your garden looks gorgeous, my friend! And Monkey is a doll :)

    xoxo,
    rue

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    1. A doll, Rue? hardly! She's on a mad hunt for chipmunks right now, digging holes everywhere - she's a little punk....but I adore her!

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  22. Your gardens are so very lovely, Debbie...and I love your little monkey...

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    1. That's her guilty face, Linda - doesn't she look like such a little punk?

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