Hello my friends, summer is officially here.
Happy to be celebrating our 3rd Garden party. My how time flies when you're having fun! :)
In case this is your first time here, this is a joint party between the sweet gals from Thoughts of Home and Carol and I, (two of your hosts for Share Your Cup)
The first two weeks of June my gardens were bursting with color and the rock wall was filled in and so lush because of our unusual amount of summer rain.
The poppies put on a show like no other!
and white lit up the rock wall. The salmon colored ones opened up later and I missed getting a photo.
My French lilac is a later bloomer than all of my others. It was gorgeous, but then the rain stopped and the heat hit and it didn't last long.
I love it when things begin to bloom by our pondless waterfall. The Dutch Iris came and went in one big hurry as well.
June is when I welcome my beautiful Clematis. Colors ranging from pink, lavender, to purple.
as well as my bell flowers.
My Juipiters Beard bloomed for what seemed an entire month this year and was breathtaking!
I love this colorful combination of the alliums and foxtail lilies!
For one week gorgeous peonies bloomed alongside them, but I missed getting a photo. :(
But now, it is what I call a transition period. It has been so warm and I have been cutting back like no other. The garden did not have nearly the color for our grandson's wedding on Saturday, but with everything going on, it was o.k.
The Larkspur dots the hillside with a lot of purple. Each year I seem to get less and less white and pink.
I have two and three butterflies swarming around every day and I love it. Last week I saw an unusual black and white
You can see how tall everything grew because of all of the early summer rain.
The garden is ever changing. I use to have Hollyhocks along the fence in the middle of the garden. Now they have seeded and popped up behind our fire pit and are hidden underneath trees. You can hardly even see them. Really not photo worthy, but I shared them anyway.
Three of my summertime favorites that I look forward to ever year are lavender,
our hot wings maple tree, and
hydrangeas. The gorgeous pink and blue ones don't do well here in Utah, but we can still have some pretty ones. This one is called, Incrediball. It's young, but when older the blooms are huge.
That just about does it for my June garden. I have been so busy with wedding prep that I haven't had the time to visit blog friends. So looking forward to seeing what you all have to share!
Be sure and hop over and visit the other hosts:
Carol: Art and Sand
Stacey: Poofing the Pillows
Joyce: At Home with Jemma
Laura: Decor to Adore
Laura: White Spray Paint