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Friday, July 2, 2010

Views Of The June Garden


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Brief diagnosis: Despite unusually cool and moist condition in spring and early summer, which followed the mild and snowless winter, the patient survived!
Among the best performing parts of my garden, I would name the front garden.
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The garden that changed its appearance the most, in comparison with previous years, is the Terrace perennial/vegetable garden:
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Some exciting new plants here are alliums and milkweed.
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The side garden is in 'satisfactory' condition:
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Why 'satisfactory'? Two climbing Sun Juan roses are not doing as well as they used to. Actually, they never performed their best since their location doesn't have enough sun. This year, there are very few new branches. On the other side, look at the Tree mallow on the right! Wow, it is actually a tree! It's taller than the arbor!
Well, maybe I can change the ranking of the side garden from 'satisfactory' to 'good'. Look at these Astilbe and Ceanothus! They do their best as I suspect they try to please Mister Bachus:
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My new shade garden and 'accidental' garden make me happy:
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This is the part of so-called Accidental garden. I'll devote a separate post to it.
The little piece of my shade garden can be seen on the upper left corner of this picture.
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The back garden is the place with the least intervention on my part. The only plants there are hostas, columbines, foxgloves and the grapes covering the gazebo:
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Among the best individual performers is my Spanish lavender. It's a veteran in my garden. Some of the shrubs were moved from place to place. This shrub, in the picture below, looks good with the emerging Cardinal flower.
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Another outstanding performer is my Asiatic lily with 80 blooms on this one plant:
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New in my garden, the alliums, didn't disappoint me too:
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Foxgloves are always among the winners. They provide a show of their own. They are like cats, independent and walking wherever they choose.
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I noticed the bigger number of white foxgloves this summer. I am wondering if these are my foxgloves that spread their seeds all over the place, or are these Pam's choice foxgloves whose seeds I got from Brian at 'Green Mansion Compost'? Either way, they are beautiful:
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All in all, my June garden brought many happy moments.
I like June. The foliage is green and fresh, there are no yellows and browns yet in the garden pallete, new blooms are opening almost every day, and there are always surprises since the long winter has made me forget about some plantings.
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This is my 'Bye-bye June' bouquet.
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Copyright 2010 TatyanaS
summer art

28 comments:

  1. June was showstopping in your garden! Especially love that asiatic lily and Mr. Bacchus...

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  2. An excellent tour of a very lovely garden! That's an interesting trellis... everything looks great from here... Larry

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  3. Looks great, I love your God of wine , frivoilty ( Bacchus ) statue in your garden. Nice and weathered , unusual statue , thanks ! Gina

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  4. Hello Tatyana,

    I enjoyed the tour of your June garden. I can see why you enjoy this month so much. I love your alliums and may have to try growing some, but my favorites are your white foxgloves :-)

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  5. Your garden is beautiful. What is the blue flowering shrub behind the Bachus statue? Chaste tree?

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  6. June does look very good in your garden! I love the picture of the Astillbe with the Ceanothus in the background. And I can't believe the number of flowers on that lily! Most of my lilies aren't doing very well this year, some even have mold on them.
    I wonder what the rest of the summer will be like? Maybe snow? :)

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  7. Gorgeous - such lovely colours.

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  8. i'll give all of it above satisfactory!

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  9. Holy cow, that lilly is amazing.

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  10. My! What magical gardens!

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  11. Hi Tatyana. Your garden is looking so pretty. So many beauties in it. The foxglove, lilies and and Spanish Lavender are just gorgeous. That Lupine is a stand out in the bed. I love them.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Thank you everyone for your nice comments! They mean a lot to me!
    Phillip, that is Ceanothus (California lilac).

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  13. Love the gardens Tatyana - terrific blooms on that lily - its a wonder it can hold its stems up under all that weight - its just a pity the blooms don't last all summer on them. I love the expression you use for the foxgloves - they really do have a mind of their own just like a cat!

    Have a great holiday weekend

    :) Rosie

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  14. Beautiful Tatyana. I too love June with everything blooming. Aren't Ceanothus just beautiful? We had one on each side of the driveway by the road but lost one last winter. They are so brilliantly colored. But I hate checking the mailbox because I can hear the buzz of 100s of bees from the top of the driveway!

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  15. It's all so lovely! Thank you for the tour!

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  16. I love the way your front garden looks. And I can see that you've got lots of daylily buds there waiting for their turn to be the stars. Your allium are gorgeous. I need to grow more of them; I love the way they keep looking great as they transform from flower to seed. -Jean

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  17. Tatyana, it's funny but I see white foxgloves everywhere this year also. Usually we only see pink, never that beautiful white.

    Maybe the easy winter had something to do with it.

    Jen

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  18. Your June garden was gorgeous.
    I am trying to get motivated to reclaim mine from the weeds that grew while I was on vacation for a month...
    I did enjoy being in the Pacific Northwest.
    I am back to my Mid-west hot and humid gardens.
    Happy 4th
    Sherry

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  19. Wowzers Tatyana. What a beautiful garden. Love the shade garden, Mister Bachus alot and I only wish I had to photograph an Accidental Garden. Alot of mine are just accidents in progress :) Thanks for beautiful photography so crisp and clear and the flowers...

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  20. Your garden is looking so delightful and full of such lovely flowers.

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  21. Thank you for the tour in the June garden! It was gorgeous!Your garden is so wonderful! So many beautiful flowers and the lily is amazing!
    Have a nice day!
    //Margot

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  22. Your garden looks great.
    I love those lilies.

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  23. My Dear-
    we visit both the blog of "Hermes" and so I thought- take a look at her blog :-)
    I AM SO IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Such a beautiful garden- you are a really good gardener!
    Wonderful!
    Enjoy your day-
    Hugs, Ines

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  24. Lovely garden tour. I love your picture of the white foxglove.

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  25. my goodness ~ the cool weather looks like it agreed with your garden. I think every part looks fantastic. You have magic hands Tatyana. I think you could make anything bloom and grow well. Of course I love your foxgloves but the alliums were a most wonderful addition. It all looks superb. I hope July is equally wonderful.

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  26. Darling Tatyana, where was I all this time??? My god, your garden is a dream these days, and oh your foxgloves so sweet, sooooo pretty... everything is outstanding in your garden. I`m so happy with your visit so I could come to visit you right away. Never again I would miss any of your posts.
    Many hugs to you,
    maria cecilia

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  27. Hi Tatyana~~ Your white farewell bouquet is just beautiful.

    Love your alliums and lilies, all your plantings look so fresh and well cared for. Love that accidental garden. I think my entire spread could classify as accidental, LOL.

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  28. Hi Tatyana,
    You sure have a beautiful place! I enjoyed reading your June "report card" for your gardens.

    Those foxgloves are awesome! I am letting some of mine go to seed this year. I'm such a deadheader, so it's hard on me seeing the plants hang on to those seedheads.

    Well, my lunch is finished, and I need to go back out and help my husband clean out our garage.

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