After a cold Spring, I wasn’t sure how my flower gardens were going to perform this Summer. I’m so happy to report that it’s turning out to be one heck of a June here in New Hampshire! Let me give you a little June garden tour!
At the beginning of the month my sweet Miss Kim lilac was blooming and my red Knock Out roses were just getting started.
The Knock Out roses are in the middle of their first blooms and my daylilies are getting so big. I divided most of my daylilies this year, I showed you how I divide them here. My vegetable garden, in the background, on the other hand, is taking its sweet time this year!
Next on my June garden tour is the the side of my house. I have a white trellis with the prettiest Clematis growing on it. Every stage of the blossom is beautiful and unique! I bought this one a few years ago from Bluestone Perennials, they are a great online nursery. I’ve had really amazing luck with everything I have purchased from them.
Right next to the Clematis and Roses is one of my Shasta daisies; I mean are you even a gardener if you don’t have at least one of these hardy perennials growing!!
This June has been so dry here with hardly any rain in the past few weeks; but boy, has the lack of rainy days been great for this year’s peonies! Last year I barely got to enjoy them before they were destroyed in a windy rain storm.
These deep pink double peonies were quite the showoffs this year! I got to enjoy them for 2 weeks before they started to drop their petals.
I’m going to have to remember to plant more peonies this Fall; they are definitely one of my favorite perennials in the garden.
The only thing to remember is that they are quite fickle and do not like being moved…they will pay you back by not blooming the next year!
New this June, I added this small garden in the front yard to hide an ugly well pump.
I also put in this sweet little fairy garden.
I had wanted to make a little fairy garden around this tree for a while. It had the perfect little crevice for a fairy door! I was actually thinking about how to make a door that looked natural for a few weeks until it finally dawned on me how to do it! It is actually the front part of an old decorative birdhouse. I glued on the moss and bark ( Michael’s) and added the gate and little wood rounds on the roof. I found the other accessories at Michael’s and Christmas Tree Shops. I made the ladder by breaking a twig into small pieces and wrapping floral wire around the ends…I thought that it came out so cute!