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?

25 comments:

  1. Annie looks so content. Do you have problems with lily beetles?

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    1. Sue, I hate to say this out loud to anger the lily beetles but I have never seen a lily beetle in my garden or in any around me. Thank goodness. I have read other blogs that state they have them. Thank goodness they haven't found my garden as yet.

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  2. LOVE the lilies! I sorry the rabbits don't respect their boundaries. Annie looks very happy.

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  3. Oh my, those are stunning! We are behind you (think I've said that before? Sorry if I'm repeating myself.) Our lilies are green towers at the moment, waiting for blossoms to show. Is patience still a virture;-)

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    1. If you are like me LL you like to see what is going on further South so you know what you can look forward to. :)

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  4. Hi there Lisa girl ... wow ! those lilies are certainly eye catching !
    Sorry you have had to contend with rabbits and wind, but you captured wonderful pictures of them.
    I too would be thick into mulching because it really does make a huge difference. BUT .. we are so stuck in cold wet weather it is getting to the point I am thinking "will this ever end and will actual summer happen because Spring sure didn't" !! LOL
    I don't blame Annie at all for the quality snooze time .. I would be there on the ground with her enjoying the warm sun if I could ! LOL
    Take the time out yourself to soak in all of that wonderful atmosphere too !
    Joy : )

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    1. This weather is crazy Joy. Today I had to wear a jacket part of the day. It was cool and windy. Brrrrrrrrr This is certainly a spring to remember.Summer will probably come barreling in with heat and humidity at any moment. We shall see.

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  5. Wow! Lots of color in your garden and great photos ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Lisa - your red lily is huge and so beautiful. I grow lilies as well and mine like yours often get broken off with wind and weather. The pink rose Texensis Etoile is such a lovely companion to the Clematis. Have never seen this flower before. It is certainly charming. I think by the sounds of things you might want to join Annie for a bit of rest as well :)!

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  7. Debbie, the pink Texensis Etoile Rose is a type of clematis that has these sweet bell like blooms. It isn't exactly rare but they don't sell these as much as the big flowered clematis.

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  8. Very pretty lilies, Lisa!
    Unfortunately the weather here is cool and my lilies do not start blooming. I love your clematis, I think mine will glad me soon too.
    Happy weekend!

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  9. Love your doggie enjoying the beautiful garden ~

    regarding Zoe and the ducks ~ she just wants to walk ~ tolerates my stopping to take photos ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. What beautiful lilies. The red one makes a perfect accent for the Heuchera.

    Congratulations on the mulching work! It really does wonders for the garden, and enables Annie to get a particularly good nap. Sweet girl is she!

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  11. Thanks for visiting ~ hugs to you and your doggie ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. The lilies and clematis look great! Mine have a way to go before they bloom.

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  13. Thanks for 'coming by' this Mon. and commenting ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Glad you enjoyed the view today ~ it is wonderful ~ The geraniums are 'my garden' ~ Historically did gardening ~ Now, 'enjoying the view.'

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Oh how I love all those lillies! Each one is more beautiful than the next! Your rabbits need some bunny discipline!

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    1. How I would love to give those rabbits some discipline!

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  16. De lelies zien er prachtig uit, hebben jullie daar geen leliehaantjes (Lilioceris lilii)

    Gr Jan(Wilde een Tuin)

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    1. Thanks Jan, Luckily I have never had lily beetles. I hope they don't find my garden.

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  17. Hi Lisa, that red lily is amazing. It is truly a standout! I wish lily blooms would last longer. No doubt, without the bunnies, they would! We had an unusually hot and dry May, but June has been wetter and with surprisingly more moderate temps. But July is on the doorstep, with our usual humidity and heat. I am trying to embrace it all. So far the summer garden looks good.

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  18. Good to 'see you' again and your sweet doggie and beautiful garden!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Thanks for visiting my haiku page. Your garden is lovely. Mine is.....um....well...doing its own thing. Its just too hot. And I only have areca palms and jasmine. I love your Artsy Endeavors journal pages.

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  20. Lovely to 'see you' again and thanks for your comments ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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