The last few days have been very hot and steamy. I worked in the garden in short bursts, escaping often to the air conditioning to cool down. It is more comfortable enjoying my garden looking through the windows than outside in the humid heat. Every window has its own special view.
From the den window I look down on the vegetable garden.The clematis climbing the picket fence is almost in full bloom. The corn in the lower field is growing taller.
I think the clematis is called 'Tie Dye' Its petals are like velvet to touch.
The west-facing window in the den is filled with the snowy, white blossoms of the catalpa tree.
The catalpa tree dominates the shade garden which I can see through the French window in the garden room (this is my favorite view, because I can enjoy it from my really comfortable chair.) Fallen catalpa blossoms are scattered over the lawn. The hostas are in bud. The impatiens in the hanging baskets are beginning to fill out.
I love to watch the birds on the feeder. Can you see the cardinal?
Here is a closer look ...
The bees love the flowers on the lamium.
The north window in the garden room looks out toward the cottage garden.
The cottage garden is also the vista from the kitchen window.
The roses and clematis near the fountain demonstrate all of June's promises.
The afternoon primroses are luring the pollinators.
Salvia is also a bee magnet.
The mass of white you see to the left of the fountain is a miniature rose.
Roses Rule in June.
This is rosa Peach Fuzz, looking more yellow than peach today.
All the roses seen here are miniatures.
My favorite is this sweetie with no name, sent to me for my birthday two years ago, from my son.
Moving into the dining room. The east windows look out on the Stone Garden. This peaceful retreat is shaded by lilacs. It is a place to meditate.
The Stone Garden is a planter garden. Many of the planters are filled with annuals such as impatiens and begonias. I couldn't resist this pretty begonia.
Roses rule on June Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Unfortunately, I can't see this one too well from the house. It is a Double Knockout along the vegetable garden picket fence.
Another view that cannot been seen from the house is of the giant foxgloves blooming in the Woodland Walk.
Finally, the view south, from our bedroom window. There are no blooms, just young Christmas trees in the field across the road. This field is owned by my sister-in-law ... We are happy there are no houses built there.
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Happy June Gardening!
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