Garden Update: June 2022

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The gardens continue to burst into bloom during June.

Herb’s Place, relocated this year for easier maintenance and picking, has already been providing fresh salad greens, including basil, lettuce, parsley, and mint. The little tomatoes are appearing so in a few weeks we’ll be enjoying the fresh picked taste of them.

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Beautiful blooms, some finished and some just starting.

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Lady’s mantle, coleus, yellow daylilies, white bleeding hearts
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astillbe, yellow loosestrife, Stella d’oro daylilies, petunias
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All the climbing plants had to be trimmed right down last year when the new siding was installed. Now the growth is noticeable on the climbing rose, the clematis and the climbing honeysuckle. One of the clematis is showing a frew blooms.

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I picked some bleeding heart blooms and some fern leaves and added them to the flower press for use in a later project.

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The whimsical “Free Weeds” sign needed a bit of a touch up. It was quickly done and put back up.

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The bug house that got started while the grandkids were visiting last month still needs some finishing touches, but that area has been so infested with mosquitos that I’ve hesitated to go back there.

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The ditch lilies are ready to burst into bloom.

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The flower spikes on the yucca are getting really tall and the blooms will be opening soon.

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Huge hostas in front of the shed are just starting to bloom.

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A view of the back of the house showing where we love to sit and watch all the wildlife in the gardens.

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I’m sharing these views of the garden with Through my Garden Gate and Mosaic Monday.

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29 Responses

    • Crafty Gardener

      Green is my favourite colour and I just love all the shades of greens in the garden. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

      • Linda

        Your garden is looking fabulous, isn’t June just the best month in the garden, everything just springs into life.?x

  1. Angie

    Linda – the white bleeding hearts are lovely. And those hostas – they are MASSIVE! Did I see a milkweed among your photos! So good for the butterflies! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I let milkweed grow in a few spots in the garden. The blooms are just opening and so fragrant and we got lots of butterflies around. Those massive hostas are just starting to bloom.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …I have free weeds too, but I don’t get any takers! I love your galvanized tubs. Happy gardening.

    • Crafty Gardener

      No one wants my free weeds either hahaha I got those old tubs at flea markets and garage sales years ago for just a few $ each, now when I see them they want lots of money for them.

    • Crafty Gardener

      You have to pick your time to sit out there, in the mid afternoon it is just way too hot, even with the shade from the gazebo. Have a lovely day Diane.

  3. gillena

    Lovely garden. Have a good week. I am at 18 of the linky today


  4. riitta k

    It is quite clear that the summer is hobby gardener’s best time! I loved to walk through your garden & get to know your garden projects. Your hostas are really huge. Enjoy the sunny summer days!

  5. Pat

    Linda your garden is an inspiration! I love the idea of using plastic storage bins as planters. I’m sure the plants enjoy the deep soil for their roots and require less watering. I’m going to try using some next summer. I also love herbs and the fact that deer don’t eat them. I also have a lot of “free weeds” –wish some one would come along and take them 🙂

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thank you Pat, I’ve been using storage bins for ages for my veggies and they work well. No bending which saves my back and knees, easy to weed and water. No one wants my free weeds either ?
      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Ann

    You do have an amazing garden with so much variety and I have to admit to being just a little jealous because you have cardinals! Love them. And building bush abodes is quite interesting. Yes, you are quite the crafty gardener. Thanks for visiting the Garden Spot.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thank you Ann. Cardinals are our favourite bird and at times we have up to 5 pairs in the garden, and they visit all year round. Thanks for stopping by today.

  7. stardust

    Your garden is full of beautiful and exciting things and above all shows how you enjoy gardening creatively. I’d like to sit on the deck in person.


  8. Life Images by Jill, West Australia

    Spring is the most glorious time to be out in the garden don’t you think?
    I enjoyed looking around your garden, and your deck overlooking it all looks like a perfect place to sit and enjoy. Have a good week, stay safe, and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

  9. Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

    I love your back door on your porch. It is exactly like my new one we just installed a month ago. We ordered it in January and it took forever for it to arrive. The tall window lightens up the room and it is wonderful being able to see the flowers outside. I wish we had gotten it years ago.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Jeannie, I know you will enjoy your door. We have had ours several years, it brings so much light into the kitchen. I love to stand by the door, especially in winter, and look out into the garden. Thanks for stopping by today.

  10. Sarah

    Apologies in delay in commenting we have been away! Lovely to see your garden full of so many plants that are flowering in my garden too. Glad the climbers are re- establishing themselves again and to catch up on your craft projects. The bleeding heart flowers are a great idea to use to press with them being relatively flat.

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