June 2022 Garden Tour

These photos were taken about two weeks ago. I’m just now getting a chance to post them. The gardens have continued to flourish since. I hope you enjoy this garden tour. I will post another in July.

Potted Flowers

I’ll start out with a couple of flowers in pots that we started from seed.

Nasturtiums have begun to blossom. We have three window type boxes of these to adorn our deck.

Johnny Jump-ups (also known– as wild pansy) we have several pots of these in the garden beside our deck and alongside the front of our house.

Prayer Garden

Then we’ll move to the prayer garden where I spent a lot of time weeding in June.

The salvia blossoms are fading but it is not time to cut the spikes yet – the bees are still foraging these flowers.

Dianthus made a grand showing, but the blooms were mostly spent when I had my camera out. It’s time to get the clippers out and remove the dead blossoms.

I was late with getting picture of the chives as well. They too made a grand showing but were quickly going to seed. As I finished my weeding, I got out the clippers and cut the chives down before they could drop their seeds.

Chives are very prolific. It is my personal opinion that left to their own devises, chives could take over the world. I have learned that it is best to cut the flowers once the bees are finished foraging them but before they start dropping seeds. This way I keep them under control.

The creeping thyme is flowering, and the bees are enjoying it.

We have roses,

roses,

and more roses.

We also have primroses.

And these evening primrose that normally get eaten by deer (or perhaps rabbits) is flowering this year.

Shh! Don’t tell the critters. Maybe we’ll get to enjoy the flowers for a while.

Vegetable Gardens

Our vegetable gardens are doing really well thanks to my husband who has spent many hours planting, watering, weeding and mulching.

The raised beds gave us the ability to get some plants started early. Now that we have entered a dry spell they require a lot of watering.

We have small tomatoes on some of the plants.

and peppers and green beans are blossoming. It won’t be long now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our field crops are also doing well, except for the ones that the deer have eaten.

The straw mulch will help keep the weeds down and help the ground retain moisture,

We have very little rain in the forecast for the next week, so that mulch just may be a lifesaver.

Bonus Picture

You just never know what might pop up in the garden.

Thanks for visiting.

Are you enjoying summer so far?

9 thoughts on “June 2022 Garden Tour

    1. Yes despite having very dry weather for about the past three weeks everything is doing well. We should be picking green beans this week. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The creeping thyme makes a great ground cower and the bees love it when it flowers.

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  1. Great-looking garden Ruth; everything is doing well and I love the yard art. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re going to have some rain three days next week, so that will give your hose a much-needed break.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Our yard art is now chewed up sticks placed randomly around the grounds and moved frequently. LOL! Right now our forecast shows rain chances beginning early Tuesday morning through Tuesday night. I sure hope we get some especially since we missed out on the rain that came through the area on Friday. My husband and the hose could both use the break.

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      1. I watered Friday morning when I returned from walking to help the torrential rain not run off – we never got a drop either. The weather predictions are off a lot of times these days. The Monday night storm and into Tuesday is supposed to bring a lot of rain. I like your yard art Ruth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. What a change from last year. Everything looks wonderful. God is good. And your garden gem ( pun intended) is definitely a gift !

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    1. Thanks carol Anne. We have picked and eaten a few things – lettuce, radishes, green onion for a salad and beet greens so far. Also finished up our first cherry pie last night. ๐Ÿ™‚

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