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Friday, June 16, 2017

June in the Reeder Garden

I love June. Everything has gone green. Trees are once again fully dressed. Perennials are bursting with blooms. Cool days and warm days mix and keep us anticipatory for summer while maintaining a freshness only spring can bring. 

Wednesday, June 14th, I took some photos of our garden, part in sun and part in shade, all of it with something to catch the eye. We'll start in the upper west corner and work our way around some of the best parts.
There are chickadees, raising a second family, in that church bird house. 
 The old English roses are beginning to bloom. 
The view from the story chair. 
 The back border, under the fir trees, is green on green.



 Flower and vegetable seeds and dahlias are beginning to grow in the raised beds. 
The old raspberry patch has been taken over by self sown fox gloves. One more year of fallow before we plant raspberries here again. 











 Here is where we have planted the new hostas and some of the companion plants. 
 The  wisteria is all done blooming, and now the green foliage will provide shade for the deck. 
 We crossed over the front of the house to the side gate that closes off the back yard from the driveway. The golden hop has almost engulfed the wall. 
 In a hot pocket by the greenhouse the tomatoes are taking off. The greenhouse is now empty. 
 Columbine plant themselves anywhere, even in the gravel. 
The patio is now soaking wet, after a full day of rain on Thursday, but I look forward to being back out here for lunch soon. 

 Our collection of tender succulents and agave keeps growing. 
 And Tom's brugmansia, while cut way back, is wanting to become a tree. It has already bloomed once and has its next set of buds forming. 
It will soon officially be summer. We're ready!

19 comments:

  1. we are entering summer already too, after lots of spring blooms now it will all bake until the monsoons come. here's hoping for a short summer. Will be 110 degrees this weekend they warn!

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  2. Totally awesome. You're missing some exciting politics while you're outside in the garden. Beats politics every time.

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  3. Beautiful yard and garden. Thanks for the lovely tour!

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  4. A wonderful tour, a real feast for the eyes, stunning!

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed it so much! Watch out for those succulents, they do have a way of taking over. My own collection is crowding my front door this year.

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  6. I enjoyed every step! Oh, it is all so pretty. I don't understand how you keep all the beds weed free and looking perfect. I love the blue delphinium and the purple foxgloves, (think I got these right).

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, heartwarming and soothing! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour!

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  8. Mahalo for sharing. Of all the gardens you have visited, yours is my favorite. It is just right. Just wonderful and delightful at every corner.

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  9. You do have a beautiful garden. I like that collection of succulents in pots.

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  10. You have a beautiful yard, everything looks so well kept! :)

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  11. I like your heading photo with the Lady's Mantle (mollis). Mine is spreading all over, but I'll have plenty to give away. It's fun to visit your blog. I'm not having good luck or time to get mine started. Anyway, thanks for the posts from Minnesota. Phil/Eagle Bend, MN.

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  12. Your garden is so very amazing all year long! I am in awe!

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  13. You have the most beautiful garden! I think I enjoyed it as much as any you have gone to visit. Thanks for the great tour! :-)

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  14. Ah yes, one of the best tours you have taken us on recently. Be proud, it is beautiful.

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  15. Sorry to hear about the cut on Tom's arm. Glad it is under control. You have a lovely garden.

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  16. Your garden is like a park! It looks so lovely. The collection of pots, the golden hop vine, so much to admire!!

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  17. I am always amazed at the beauty of your yard....

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  18. June is such a beautiful time in the garden and yours looks spectacular as usual. I love that your collection of tender succulents is growing!

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