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.
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.
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,
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.
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. 🙂
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.
You just never know what might pop up in the garden.
Thanks for visiting.
Are you enjoying summer so far?