Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jaunty June

There is a lot going on in the garden this month. A lot of color popping up here and there. It makes it fun to get out and stroll around. The tall lilies have been fantastic this year. It must have been all the rain we received in May because June, so far, has been dry.
 If you click on the lily photo above you can see that it looks like the garden fairies have been painting those deep purplish/black colors in the center of this lily. When you look out the kitchen door the red of this lily really brings out the red tips on the Carmel Heucheras.
 
The lilies below get plenty of sun and stand tall despite all their blooms. The strong winds we have been playing havoc with some blooms.
 This lily got so top heavy that the wind broke off one of the big clumps. The poor thing contends with too much shade then the wind does the rest.
 The wind is not as severe as the rabbits though. I have sprayed rabbit repellent on these not so tall tall lilies and you see the result. I don't think those repellents work. I sprayed after they started nibbling on the buds. Maybe the buds are sweet enough that the rabbits can ignore the spray. Sigh...
 Where the lilies leave off some of the clematis stars. We go from the shy delicate  Clematis Blue Angel Clematis viticella ‘Blekitny Aniol' to
Jackmanii and  Texensis Etoile Rose having a dalliance.
We have been mulching flower beds the past week or so. It is slow laborious process of weeding and then mulching but so worth the effort. I don't have to weed much afterward and it lasts until next year. After all the trips to and from mulch gathering Annie is worn out with it all and has decided it is nap time. The ole girl likes taking advantage of the sun on fresh spring days.
How are things going in your garden this June?