Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June Blooms - a gardener's delight

On June 1, my flower beds had a new look,  The spring blooms were gone and now a host of other plants and flowers were showing new life.

The stella d'oro lilies in my front beds close to the road were opening to show their beautiful blooms. Others blooms were waiting to open.

Other light yellow lilies are blooming by my back deck. 

Another daylily that opened.

June plantings: new hostas were planted on June 1st and 2nd. The one on the left is a Christmas Hosta and the right is Paul's Glory. We'll see how much they grow over the summer.

Two hydrangeas were planted at the beginning of June. This one is "Blue Heaven." I am so excited to grow hydrangeas, I had none in my yard until now. I remember my grandmother having them along one side of her house when I was growing up. I loved those huge mophead blooms.

Two pots of Shasta Daisies were planted on June 5th.

I planted elephant ear bulbs in May and now they are up. The shot below was on June 2. They seem to grow very fast.

I have enjoyed watching the leaves unroll as they open.

The magnolia tree by my driveway started blooming in May and still has blooms in June. They will be gone soon.

On June 4, it rained most of the day so I didn't get out until early evening and much to my surprise, I had orange daylilies blooming.

Pink daylilies have now opened and are such pretty shades of pink.

My roses are starting to bloom again. I was a bit worried about them after their first blooms in May, they seemed to stop blooming but now they are looking good again and I'm seeing more buds each day. 

Linking to: 
A Garden Party @ Share Your Cup on Monday, June
Blue Monday @ Backyard Neighbors
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story @ Sweet Sensations

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Swing Into Spring@ DIY by Design

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday evening
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday
Share Your Style Link Party @ The Essence of Home on Thursday evening

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday
Thoughts of Home on Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Inspiration Thursday @ In The New House
The Creative Circle @ Domestic Charm

Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings
Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
DIY Sunday Showcase @ The Interior Frugalista - Saturday

Sundays at Home @ Love of Home
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your gardening delight with us at the garden party!
    Love the infusion of color, it is easy to see that you are a true gardener!

  2. Judy, everything looks so pretty. I love seeing that pristine white magnolia bloom. They are truly natural art. Thanks so much for joining us for the garden party. :)

  3. Your daisies and lilies are just wonderful. Your post was like a lovely rose. Thank you for joining the garden party.

  4. Beautiful flowers - Paradise!

  5. Wow Judy love all your flowering plants! I caught up with you on one thing- my Stella D'Oro's are blooming too but not my other day lilies. You have some really pretty day lilies. I've always wanted to try growing elephant ears but have yet to try. I would be fascinated watching them grow! Be patient with the hostas. They can take a couple of years to get in gear. Looks like you got some nice sized plants. I'm glad you are going to enjoy some hydrangeas - they are one of my favorites too! The daisies are such a happy flower- I am looking forward to seeing mine bloom! Have a great 4th!

  6. Oh my, Judy - you have so much delightful and lovely color in your gardens!

    Are you having fun learning it all in your new space?

    How is everything going for you these days?

    Hope your Independence Weekend has been fun and safe! : - )

  7. Wow you got it gal. So beautiful. I have some hostas too. Take them a while some times. My favorite are the hydrangea. Love them when the colors are mixed. Use acid on blue and alkaline on Pink and mix those for bicolored.

  8. Your garden looks to be full of beautiful colour