June Flowers–The Garden At Its Peak

June is my favorite month for flowers in the garden.  Perhaps that is why brides like it so much?  The peonies are hard to beat, but when the oriental and field lilies begin to bloom incandescently, they take the starring role.

ORIENTAL LILLIES – HARDY PERENNIAL BULB

LARKSPUR – A SELF-SEEDING ANNUAL SHARING SPACE WITH PUMPKIN VINES

CLEMATIS – A PERENNIAL THAT LIKES ITS HEAD IN THE SUN AND ROOTS IN THE SHADE

Plants that are self-sufficient make my gardening experience much easier–ones that perennially emerge and those that plant themselves from last season’s seed.  I enjoy the color and show and let them grow where it is convenient while spending most of my time on the vegetables and herbs.  Flowers among the pumpkins make me smile.

 

 

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About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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