It’s almost time to say goodbye to June. It was a hot month that saw the strawberry moon arrive the same time as the summer solstice. We didn’t get a good view of the full moon as that evening we had terrific thunder storms with heavy rain and strong winds and our area was under tornado warning for a couple of hours.
There wasn’t a confirmed tornado touch downing the area but close by a couple of areas had tall, mature trees blown over and a farm had a silo destroyed. The garden came through the heavy rains okay, just the odd plant knocked over a bit. I’m hoping that the rain, even though very heavy, did some good for the farmers fields and didn’t wash away any seed or crops.
A project I’ve been working on is creating a miniature garden in the old kitchen sink from the kitchen renovation. It’s a work in progress and it is fun to move bits and pieces around from time to time. I purchased most of the miniature items with 40% and 50% off coupons at Michaels. It seemed one week I kept getting one in my email every day so I took advantage and used them on some little items. I also had lots of little gnomes and other things from other garden decorating.
The sink was filled with dirt and then the fun started. I cut a couple of branches to be the houses, found flat stones for a patio, added some small plants, added a little wooden box that was made for something else as a garden bed, added some stones, a mini birdhouse and presto Sinkville was created.
The little gnome gardeners even have some plants growing in their raised garden. Right now Sinkville is a small community of two homes but perhaps there will be some new construction over the summer.
I’m sharing Sinkville with Mosaic Monday. Thanks to Judith for hosting this fun link party for the past two years. I’ll be taking a break for the next few weeks, but usually my posts always include at least one mosaic image as it is such a good way to share lots of photos at the same time.
I’ll be slowing down on new posts for the next few weeks as I take time to enjoy the garden, the grandkids and the daycations. They won’t stop altogether but won’t be as frequent.
Growing: sedum, heliopsis, bee balm, Peruvian daffodils, elephant ears, 4 o’clock roots, canna, miscanthus,
Budding: yucca, drumstick allium, ditch lilies, lovage, daylilies, anemone,
Blooming: pansies, stella d’oro daylilies, impatient, yellow loosestrife, yellow daylilies, nine bark, wegelia, potentilla, spirea, honeysuckle vine, evening primrose, coreopsis, lady’s mantle, penstemon, rose campion, sorrel, money plant, rudbeckia,
Veggies and Herbs: tomatoes (some are flowering), radishes, rattlesnake beans, dwarf beans, yellow snap beans, telephone peas, potatoes, snow peas, kale, dill, parsley, thyme, oregano, lemon balm, Egyptian walking onion (setting top sets)
Harvest: rhubarb, radishes, kale
Blooms finished: crocus, daffodils, tulips, trilliums, hyacinth, ajuga, mini iris, sand cherry, violets, lilacs, lily of the valley, yellow iris, purple iris, solomon seal, peonies, poppies, honeysuckle shrub, bleeding heart, vinca, snow in summer,
Trowel & Error: garlic, jack in the pulpit, painter’s pallet, lavender is very patchy,
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