Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June!



Overnight, we have jumped from March to June. At least it feels that way because of the weather we have been having. Rainy, cool days have been constant this spring. The Japanese iris in my garden, that usually start blooming the first of May, are beautifully blooming in June this year instead. I'm even having to learn a few new gardening techniques, because plants that usually thrive in our climate are soggy and grumpy about the extra moisture! Some have even wilted because of too much water and I've had to rebuild my hanging planters more than once. On the other hand, the lawn and other parts of my garden are thriving! So are the weeds! And my roses are blooming magnificiently! It will be interesting to observe the garden as the month progresses. This month also brings many happy events --- a family birthday, a celebration for the new university graduate in the family, and the wedding of a very dear friend. April showers may bring May flowers, but this year I'm hoping that the March winds blow much JOY into June days!

13 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! I am happy your Japanese iris is blooming for you and doing such a nice job! You have so many wonderful celebrations coming up, must be exciting!

    Nancy

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  2. We live in Idaho and it has been cool and some rain here too. Oh Summer where art tho!
    Have a good week! Sharon

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  3. I enjoyed your gardening "journal" which shows that we all have weather issues. Have a wonderful week....

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  4. So glad that the weather is warming up out there. Sounds as if June will be a busy, joyous month filled with celebration. Wonderful!

    Funny how these trends change across the country. It's been very dry here with today being the first rainfall in quite some time. I'm not complaining, but the farmers are.

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  5. Iris are so lovely. Thank you for the delightful photo.

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  6. Lovely irises! Our rains have brought much more grass! ;) Wishing you much joy this June also.

    Hugs,
    Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill

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  7. Ohhhh, beautiful iris, La Tea Dah. Just beautiful. They are a reminder of my childhood. Sincerely, Susan

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  8. I also hope for March winds to blow in June's JOY. Now if we could only cut the lawn, it is growing wild. Tomorrow we pick up 20 lavender plants to line our front walk. I just have to get out there and dig out the grass. What fun! I love working outdoors when it isn't raining and I don't have a hundred other things that need to be done too. Happy June!

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  9. Well I do not know, I think actully it is November, we just do not realize it xoxoxo Clarice

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  10. Thank you for stopping by. What a great idea for a crust!

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  11. Amen to your June hopes!! Love your new borders here....

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  12. How pretty La Donna,
    I always enjoy your pictures.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  13. Your Japanese Iris is gorgeous. My Dutch Irises are finished and that always makes me sad! This is a strange year all over our state - the weather is 'beating' some of our flowers and others, like yours, don't exactly know what to do! They are always happy when the sun shows up!
    ~Adrienne~

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