Monday, June 3, 2013

June Garden

Hello all!  I'm popping in to show you a little bit of how my garden is looking in the beginning of June.  I have been busy pulling weeds and moving plants-and soon I'll have to help my hubby catch up on the vegetable garden.  Not a lot of time for minis or craft projects lately :)  I don't have a lot blooming yet- we had a chilly spring.  Here are the lilacs-they are really full this year and smell heavenly- I wish that they lasted longer.
I also have some iris blooming right now and my bearded iris have the most buds on them that they have ever had.  I wish I knew what made such a difference this year-usually I only get 3 or 4 flowers tops.


Here are a couple of shots just looking at the garden from different angles.


That last picture still has a lot of weeding to be done.

I had a gopher do a lot of damage last fall- thankfully he decided to move on.  I am thinking he did not like my cats hanging around so much.  Anyways- this is one of the worst spots and so I was able to get a few new plants to add to this area.  It will be a little sparse till they grow in a bit.
I decided to stain my fence so this is the first section that has been repaired and stained.  I think it looks better than the wood aging naturally.
I've taken two piles of weeds like this out so far and well on my way to making a third pile.  I sometimes wonder what I was thinking when I made this garden so big :)
This is a new birdbath for the garden.  I used a bowl I found at a consignment shop and an inexpensive metal plant stand.  My hubby attached the bowl to the stand and I put some rocks and a small chunk of brick in it.  It's all ready for bathing :)  Next update I hope to have much more blooming things to show you-have a great week!






36 comments:

A. Wright said...

I want to sit right down in the center and just smell the lilac filled air, it must be amazing!

Kim said...

I have to admit that it is one of my most favorite times of the year. The whole garden smells like lilac because I have two bushes this size- and the hummingbirds fight over them :)

Lucille said...

It must be so wonderful to live in the country and be surrounded by nature. You're so lucky!

Kim said...

It is Lucille- I am very lucky and I thank God every single day. I would not have my wonderful yard and beautiful surroundings if we had stayed living in the twin cities- I am glad I took the chance so many years ago and moved here :) Yesterday morning there was a deer down in the vegetable garden that my little Pomeranian was so very sure he could catch-lol. I think he thought that was the biggest dog he had ever met :)

Wyrna Christensen said...

I understand that with this large garden you have no time for minis. You much have so much to do.
Your lilac bush is absolutely beautiful, it must be great to be in the garden with this smell.
I love lilacs and their smell.
Enjoy your outdoor life, minis can be made in bad weather.
Hugs
Wyrna

Kim said...

Hi Wyrna :) I wish you could visit the garden- it is such a wonderful scent right now. I have to admit that I love minis but my heart really really sings in the garden. It's hard to get me out of there once the weather turns nice. hugs to you!!!

Elizabeth S said...

Helllo Kim! I know EXACTLY what you mean when you question the size of your garden. It takes a whole lot more work to maintain and when you have other interests and uncooperative weather it all can get pretty overwhelming can't it? Your lilacs look wonderful and they love colder spring weather too. It is so nice that you can get out and appreciate the fragrance that lingers in the air. All of my roses are in bloom right now and some of the other fragrant flowers and the BEES are finally back in town so the hum of them and the spicy aroma in the garden is quite intoxicating! Like you, I have a whole lot of weeding to do. You have a really big pile in the photo,; your back must be pretty sore.

elizabeth

Kim said...

It seems like a good idea to make it that big at the time, right? lol. I have not seen any bees yet but I am hoping soon- the hummingbirds are here so they cannot be far behind. Big fat lazy humming bumblebees are one of my favorite sounds. Sometimes I just sit and watch them working away at the flowers. I am sore-but it's the best kind of sore. Hope you get to enjoy some garden time today!

Giac said...

Hello Kim,
I want to get on a plane, come over to your house and lie down in your garden and just dream the day away. It looks absolutely wonderful!
Big hug,
Giac

Kim said...

Hello Giac! What a wonderful compliment that is! It is easy to dream the day away in the garden too :) Thank you so much-big hugs to you also :)

Marilyn said...

You have a wonderful garden. Late spring here, so there's not much going on yet in my garden. I really like the white and lavender iris.♥♫

Kim said...

Thank you Marilyn :) We had a late spring also- it was so cold for so long! Hope your flowers start to bloom soon- it's like waiting for Christmas a little bit, isn't it? ♥

Doreen said...

Hi Kim. Hasn't this been a strange spring????? I love the lilacs that are all around your garden. Our field lilacs were beautiful but they have mostly gone now as well as the cherry blossoms. My french lilac is now in bloom though but it is just a small bush. My iris also are full of buds, more than I have ever seen but they have not broken out in flower yet. The rest of the plants look like they are going to be full but there are no flowers yet. Right now it is very chilly outside but is nice that there are no blackflies or mosquitoes.

Britt said...

Hi Kim!

It seems to be a very fine garden and huge.
I think it´s gonna be very hard work to do.

Britt

Kim said...

Hi Doreen! It has been a very strange year- I wonder if the coolness is what has made the bearded iris do better? It is a nice surprise! I believe this is the best time to garden-before the mosquitoes come :) Sending you hugs!

Hi Britt!!! I am so sorry I have not been in touch! I have been working, working, working and then falling into bed at night :) I'm glad to see you here- hope you are well. hugs ♥

Plushpussycat said...

It's great to hear from you, Kim! I miss you so much but understand that gardening is at the top of your list this time of year. :-) Your lilacs are so gorgeous!!! I adore lilacs and have several colors in my yard too, although the bloom is already over. Great idea on the bird bath! xo Jennifer

Kim said...

Jennifer- you are so sweet-your comment really made my day. I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for brightening mine ♥ xxoo

12Create said...

Lovely garden space you have. Love the lilacs and irises and the grand bird bath. We are heading into winter now in New Zealand so our garden is looking a bit sad on it.

Lil said...

It's great now that spring flowers have arrived. Love the lilacs. Must be wonderful to have such a nice big garden.

Lil on Lilsdolls

Liduina said...

Hey Kim, your garden looks lovely. But I can imagine you have been busy with it, it appears to be quite large. You have pretty flowers in your garden, especially the lilacs; so beautiful! I hope the weather will stay nice, so you can enjoy sitting in your garden as much as possible :-)

Ilona said...

Oh Kim, there you are........in your garden ;D!! I have missed you too! But your work is worth: your garden looks great. Like the others I would love to sit in your garden, but then I think it will be too busy with all of us :D! The lilacs and irisses are gorgeous, Kim.
I had some difficulty with the word "gopher", couldn't find it with the translator, what is it?
Enjoy your work in the garden and the good weather, we all need it so much after this very cold long winter.
Hugs, Ilona
PS Have you seen my small give away? It ends 6th of June....

Jane Smith said...

Oh Kim your garden and lands are so enchanting ;)

Will you please fly here to NY and work your garden pixie magic on my blank green on green landscape? :)

I would just sit under your lilac tree for hours and waft in its perfumed breeze!

Hugs and sunshine to you ;)Jane

Kim said...

Hi Sharee! Stay warm- how cold does your winter get? I am glad we are going into summer- I have had it with winter :) Thank you for your sweet comment about the garden-hugs♥

Hi Lil! Hopefully it will keep getting warmer and I will have more flowers to share soon :)♥

Hi Liduina! thank you!! I hope to share more blooms with you soon. It is such a relaxing place :) ♥

Kim said...

Hi Ilona!! Thank you for your sweet comment. Wouldn't it be wonderful for us all to sit out in my garden- I wish it could happen! I would even make us all little sandwiches and iced tea :) This is a link to some info about my gopher:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_%28animal%29
He is a little rodent and really very very cute but he eats my flower roots and kills them when he decides to live in my garden. We have 7 acres of land so I prefer he chose another spot that is not my garden-lol. He did move--not sure where because I have not seen the little mounds of dirt they leave anywhere else yet. We have 2 male cats and I think that they may have scared him off-which is good because I don't like to kill animals and was not sure how I was going to convince him to move somewhere else! I don't think I have seen your giveaway- I get so behind on reading sometimes when I get busy. I will go check it out today- thank you! hugs to you!!!!♥

Kim said...

Hi Jane! I would soo very much love to fly to New York and work on your garden! Not only would I get to visit with you and maybe learn some poly clay magic-I would get to do gardening--my favorite thing in the world. Why won't the Publisher's Clearing House people hurry up and come to my house??!!! hugs!!♥ (and sunshine too)

Lindsey Domer said...

Love that natural, rustic stone border. I tried looking for large stones like that but couldn't find any. Where did you get yours from?

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Kim said...

Hi Lindsey! We live on 7 acres-so a lot of them came from places around our property. When I finally ran out my husband watch ditches and ask farmers if they had rocks they wanted taken away. It took me awhile to make the borders this way-but it's fun for me to see the garden progress each year. As you can see- the fence is going in this way also- a few more pickets when we can afford the extra expense. Good thing I am patient :) Do you garden also?

Ascension said...

Precioso jardin, seguro que lo disfrutas muchisimo.
besitos ascension

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Unusual Girl Studios said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for stopping by- I miss my blogger friends! Your iris are beautiful this year! We had a great season for lilacs but not so much for the iris- too wet, I think!

Kim said...

Hello Ascension! Thank you so much- my garden is my favorite place to be :) hugs!! ♥

Hello Lemon Chic! I have started following you- thank you for visiting me!

Hi Chris! I have not been very good at blogging either- real life is so busy! I get to missing my blog friends too- thank goodness so many of them still visit me when I come back :) I'm happy I caught your post!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

I so love your garden and wished I lived closer to visit, help, and sit and have something cold to drink. I can't wait for more pics to see how things change throughout the season.

Val said...

Hi, Kim--

I thought I'd already responded to this. I've had it bookmarked for weeks. :) Your garden is lovely. The LILACS!! ♥ How heavenly.

Donna Humphries said...

I love your garden. It's amazing. A truly inspiring place. I don't have one, but I grow veg and flowers in the yard in pots. Any way I popped over because I would like to send you one of my mini witch kits. My tutorial for her is on my blog. You once said you would share your art room with me because I work on my knee! If only I didn't live in england! That was so kind and still makes me smile. So if you get in touch with your address i'll send you one. X

Donna Humphries said...

Hi Kim, Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are missed in blog land. Hope all is well. Take care. x

Jean Day said...

I miss your blogs Kim! They are so lovely to look through for inspiration and your lovely photos. Hugs, Jean