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Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's June

In June, Nature takes over.


Whether all the seeds got planted or the starts in flats got set out --- it no longer matters. At Crocker Croft the rush has past, and it is too late to do many things I had hoped to accomplish.

June says: "It is no longer yours. The garden is mine!" and there it is; it has arrived, the beautiful month, the month of June.

As summer's heat settles on us, any color in the garden is mostly daylilies, poppies, and Hostas.

The tall green plants below are autumn-blooming Golden Rod, Iron Weed, and New England Asters. Time moves so quickly it will seem like only tomorrow.

16 comments:

Roberto said...

... and Nature's pretty good at what she does, Barbee!
The Garden still looks 'fab, plans awry, or not.

Mary Ann Archibald said...

I really digging your gardening philosiopy and insight. Yes, if you missed it in May, the month of June takes over.
Have a good one!
Mary Ann

Jane Marie said...

I agree with you -- it's time to relax and just tend to the weeding. It's too late now. Maybe next year I'll get it all done.

Cinj said...

That's so true. June usually gets pretty warm and it really does seem too hot to get much done but weed pulling. Luckily it's cooler here though so we end up getting more color in out yard longer.

gintoino said...

Are those Hostas? they look great in bloom! I had never seen it before...

Terra farmer said...

Yours is a garden full of delights and promises! Have a wonderful June!

Barbee' said...

Hi Roberto: Thanks! Good to hear from you. Thank you for popping in.

Mary Ann: Thank you, same to you.

Jane Marie: I agree, and there is plenty of weeding to be done.

Cinj: Oh, I wish you could send some of that cooler air down here. Whew! We are in the nineties. We used to not get that hot until July.

Gintoino: Yes, those are Hostas. Some bloom white, some blueish-purple, some pale lavender. Some of the older kinds will make seeds and will spread about. This bed is one of that kind.

Terra farmer: Thank you for the kind words. Glad you came by.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I'm still trying one last planting push before the heat makes me stop. You are mucb wiser than I.

Barbee' said...

Hi Debbi: I still have a lot to do, but some things will not happen this late in the spring this year. There is always more I would like to do than I am able. Be careful in that heat. Seems to be hotter earlier in the season now days. Used to, it didn't get this hot here until July.

Angie said...

Hi Barbee,
I'm going to believe in your wisdom and relax this month. It's super hot here in Florida as well so weeding will be about all I can stand to do, even that will be limited to an early morning and lave afternoon chore. Mid-days will be good for getting back to my sewing projects.
Happy June!

Barbee' said...

Thank you, Angie. I have experienced Florida in June, so I know what you mean.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Boy, isn't that true. I never thought about it that way.~~Dee

Barbee' said...

Hi Dee, thank you for leaving the comment. Maybe I just give up too easily.

Amy said...

I keep encouraging my poor husband, who I was forced to leave with the remaining garden projects, that we're almost out of planting mode and into maintenance mode. I love that crazy planting time, but it does get tiring near the end.

Kerri said...

Nature is taking over indeed, especially since we've had several rainy days this past week, and more last night.
My gardens are getting ahead of me! I'm still working on containers.I still have many things to plant in the gardens..when I can clear enough space!

Barbee' said...

Amy: You are so fortunate to have a hubby who will pitch in and take over the gardening for you since your injury. I am so sorry your knee is in such bad condition. My husband had laproscopic (sp?) surgery on a knee to remove that loose piece that caused it to lock, but your problems are much more complex. Life is just one problem after another and tests us to see how we will handle it. I know someone else who is being sorely tested this summer. He cannot work and is losing wages. I wrote about him in a comment under Cataloging the Irises

Kerri: I have been thinking about you up there in New York. I knew you were working away as hard as you could with all those containers, beds, birds, and cats. You didn't know I was peeking in on you :) I was surprised to find your comments. Maybe the rain, or fatigue drove you indoors. I am wondering what Ross is doing these days. I hope cut hay didn't get rained on.

Take care and don't over-do it. If you haven't already. :)