My garden is always a awash in hues of purple in early June. This year is no exception.
I've had these old purple iris for over two decades. They never disappoint me.
I also love the light purple of chive blooms. I have quite a few chive plants.
Many gardeners look at this plant (sometimes called) spring phlox as a weed. I think it has its place when kept controlled and not allowed to over take the entire garden. I redid this area last fall and although I did not plant these, there must have been dormant seeds in the soil.. I decided they were perfect for now.
This Miss Kim lilac has only bloomed for me once (I have had it many years). Last year I made sure to give it extra water -- even a few buckets of water with Miracle Grow and look at it now--TONS of buds about to burst--I am thrilled!
I have been weeding in the gardens for about two hours each day for the past week and I am finally making progress. I will never get to the end, but I am feeling pretty good about what I've accomplished. I just wish it would rain. We are in drought status right now with a 95 degree temperature (unusually HOT for lower northern Michigan this time of the year). With temps like that I felt it was a good day to be inside trying to figure out how to make a post. It seems like Blogger changes every time I decide to make one.
I bought some very unusual container plants for the deck this year. I love containers that are different, so when I saw these I grabbed them! Lemon coral sedum with begonias in the center:
I bought three of them.
In the bicycle centerpiece I put 'Forever Blue' Felicia...such a dainty flower in blue and yellow .
I am missing my pillows on the deck furniture. I will have to go search the basement to find them. Now that the avalanche of pine pollen has finished, I can bring them out.
Inside I am enjoying this nostalgic bouquet of lilacs that I picked from the bush I planted 25 years ago from small clumps dug from my parents huge lilac bush that was on property once owned by my grandparents.
A lot of family memories in this bouquet. What a treasure to have these lilacs in my yard!