The garden has been wonderful during June. Each garden area has grown, and some have even overgrown.
The back tree shady garden is doing so well. This is the second growing year for this garden and it is full of ferns, hosta, and shade loving plants. Things are growing so well the Stumpy face is almost hidden.
The plant tables are amazing with the growth and are a great way for this arthritic gardener to still be able to grow things.
There is even the tasty promise of tomatoes soon.
The trellis garden has been providing some wonderful blooms. There is a really old rose that was in the garden when we moved here 34 years ago. The honeysuckle vine is just blooming with its lovely orange flowers.
The left side of this trellis garden photo is a work in progress as last year a set of stairs came down to this area, but they were moved to the front of the deck. There are a few herbs in this area and I plan to add more. I’m working on an idea for Herb’s Place. The gate tree has a permanent home over to the right hand side of this garden.
The windmill garden, at the front of this photo, has lots in bloom and is getting quite crowded. Last year this garden had a lot of major work done on it. The windmill and the feeder pole were moved and the old cement blocks were replaced. Blooming in June are the wild oxeye daisies, coreopsis, yellow loosestrife, sage, and feverfew. The daylilies are budding and will bloom soon. The rose of sharon shrub is growing really well. I did pick some seed pods last year and planted some of the seeds but they didn’t grow. So this year I took some stem cuttings and have rooted them and I hope they do well.
The sign post garden is one of my favourite little gardens. And from the size of the hosta they will need dividing in the fall.
The composters were moved to a new location. The photo insert shows them in 2013 up on the hill. That is an area we have been working on by clearing away all the grape vine. The third smaller composter was rotting away and needed removing, so the other two were re-located at the same time. I added the tool wheel onto them once they were in the new location.
Moving them gives us access to lots of good, rich compost for the gardens. Just a bit was added back to the bottom to start the composting process all over again.
The peonies and clematis have bloomed well in this sunny spot in the trellis garden.
The front gardens are a mixture of shady and sunny gardens. Close to the house are the shady ones and the triangular one in the middle of the wanna-be grass is the sunny one.
The gorgeous iris bloomed along with the poppies and snow in summer. The yellow and maroon iris are special as they are from one of the last schools I worked at. Memories that re-bloom each year.
As usual I’m always moving the garden art around. This time it was the rock garden that got changed. Last month I had displayed all my painted rocks in rows, but really didn’t like it, so made it a bit more natural and found some flat pieces of stone in other parts of the garden and was able to set up a few little areas to display my rock garden. I paint so many rocks to hide and I also paint one of each for my own garden too.
The weather was a combination of just nice days and really hot and humid days. All photos were taken on June 27, 2020 after a much needed rain storm, except the bloom photos.
One of the ways to get to the garden is walking down the side path or alley. I call it Dangle Alley as a play on words for Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. It is where all the danglers hang in the lilac bushes. Can you see some of of danglers hanging in the bushes? Or perhaps you can see my collection of rock houses so it is sometimes referred to it as Rockville Road.
I hope you enjoyed a peek Through My Garden Gate for June. I wish you could stop by in person. How did your garden grow in June?