June Garden Highlights

The garden is bursting with growth and new blooms are opening daily. It is keeping me pretty busy to say the least. Here are some of the highlights of what’s in bloom this week:

Here are the garden views of a just a few of my beds:


Front Walk Beds


Back Deck Bed


Lower Garden Perennials

I’m linking to the followingย weekly garden showcase memes: Cathy at Words and Herbsย and Gillian at Country Garden UK.

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63 Responses to June Garden Highlights

  1. arlingwoman says:

    Gorgeousness abounds. What beautiful flower beds you have. I imagine they keep you blissfully occupied for months of the year…

  2. Your yard is such a testament to “abundance”, Eliza.

  3. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    a lovely glimpse into your garden, Eliza. Your back deck looks like a great place to sit out and relax and maybe survey your hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Ann. Yes, in the summer we take all our meals out there overlooking the lower garden. Hummingbirds visit those red hanging pots off the railing. It is quite idyllic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. cindy knoke says:

    It is beautiful and I love the peonies!

  5. treah says:

    So nice to see everything looking so beautiful. I must make a visit soon!

  6. Lovely shots. Lovely garden.

  7. What a treasure trove, the iris is a particular standout!

  8. Gillian says:

    Your garden is looking gorgeous as always Eliza. You are right about June… everything comes on in a rush and it’s hard to know what to look at first. I can only imagine how you must feel with 7.5 acres to take care of! I must say everything looks like it has recovered from your harsh winter very well. Beautiful.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you kindly, Gillian. Luckily, we only tend about an acre, the rest we let go wild, except for trails around the perimeter for walking. At least the work is pleasurable in fresh air and sunshine!

  9. Val Boyko says:

    Beautiful Eliza!
    … Is that an aster in your front bed next to the poppy?

  10. ladygrace33 says:

    You got such a lovely garden Eliza. Looks like a oasis i the midst of the forest ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Archita says:

    Wow!! Beautiful, Eliza. Your garden looks like a dream. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. So very beautiful. It must wonderful to sit outside and be part of it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Gigi. It is a great place to start and end the day, listening to the birds. Last night I went out and watched the fireflies. It was magical.

  13. Brenda says:

    I love that mountain laurel. The fireflies are out here too. Summer has arrived.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you Brenda. Isn’t summer wonderful? I LOVE summer. We just came in from a late walk to the top of the hill to view the moon and the fireflies in our neighbor’s large field – the childlike delight of seeing fireflies never grows old!

  14. Heather says:

    I think it might be dangerous if you and my mom spent time together. She’s got a green thumb (and a plant addiction!) like you. I got her plants for Christmas, her birthday, and Mother’s Day…and she’s delighted! One of these days I might have a quarter of what you do.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is an addiction – at least it is a healthy one (I think!). My spouse and I were counting up the beds I tend and we came up with 9 (it used to be 12, but I let 3 go). That is a lot, I guess. They are not all picture perfect; I like to think of them as works in progress! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. dorannrule says:

    A true garden of eden Eliza! You must be so proud of the results of your hard work.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Dor. It is nice to get a chance to share my gardens with others, as I rarely get visitors and it has always seemed unfair not to share them!

  16. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    So beautiful, Eliza. All your hard work pays off. So colorful and textureful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kris P says:

    I’m as impressed by all the green as by the floral color, Eliza! Have a great weekend.

  18. Aishwarya says:

    What a gorgeous garden you’ve got! ๐Ÿ™‚ I envy you…

  19. Christina says:

    I love the foliage planting from the deck. The Iris is lovely, I can’t believe how much I love irises now, when in the past I hardly noticed them. Enjoy your garden don’t work too hard.

  20. jenanita01 says:

    such an interesting garden…

  21. A goodly display, Eliza

  22. Laurie Graves says:

    Eliza, you have read my mind! For the past couple of days I have been thinking that I would like to “tour” your garden with you, and then comes the post. Many thanks! Such beautiful gardens.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, glad you liked the tour. It’s been an amazing season so far – the best we’ve had in years, or so it seems! ๐Ÿ™‚
      If you ever make it down this way, you’re welcome to full Monty. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Laurie Graves says:

        The same is true in central Maine. What a year for flowers! I’d love to come see your gardens sometime, and also would love to have you come visit mine. Something to keep in mind?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Definitely, it looks like you’re about a 4 hour drive away, so it could work. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Laurie Graves says:

        Please let me know if you feel like making the trek to central Maine. We do have a spare bedroom, should you (and your husband?) want to spend the night. Of, if you’re really intrepid, it could be done in a day.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Thank you, that is very kind of you! I will speak to my spouse and see what he says. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Beautywhizz says:

    The garden looks lovely and the flowers are beautiful. Your hard work pays off.

  24. MK says:

    Your garden beds are just beautiful, Eliza! They look carefree, but then again, Fred Astaire made dancing look easy. The sure sign of hard work.

  25. Cathy says:

    Your hostas and geraniums in the deck bed are looking so healthy and lush Eliza! Lovely to see a couple of views of your garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Kathy Sturr says:

    Love these pictures of your gardens Eliza! Beautiful just as I imagined. I can’t remember seeing photos of your gardens recently. That’s a sweet little birdhouse on your out building, too. So romantic!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy. I don’t often show my gardens in total. The birdhouse was a gift from my sister. No birds yet, but the paper wasps love it. ;-D

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