June has inspired musicians and poets for centuries and there is a good reason for that. Spring is in full gear, the blooming has begun and the heat of summer, so draining on plants and people, hasn't arrived yet.
The birds are singing and busy tending their young. The sky seems close enough to touch and the breezes, though warm, can bring a welcome reminder that summer is still in the future!
My garden offers so many gifts in June. I want to be in it every moment. A recent early morning tour took me close to heaven. I am quite sure, if God dwells among us here on earth, He finds refuge from humans in an earthly garden.
This attractive ground cover, Dead Nettle, is creeping across my shady garden, gradually eliminating the weeding wherever it goes.
Another favorite ground cover and useful herb is called Lady's Mantle. It blooms now and gives my June bouquets a touch of yellow filler.
|This feathery plant, called Goat's Beard, grows in shade and can get to be four feet by four feet.|
The honeysuckle, grabbing a bit of early morning sunlight, acts as a lure to butterflies and hummingbirds. It is a vine, which, if you place it on a pole, it will grow toward the sun and light up that corner with bright yellow or orange.
|Although the peonies are almost finished with their show for this year, I found a late bloomer hidden among the greenery. So delicate!|
|The roses are coming, the roses are coming! This beauty, named Cinque de Mayo has fragrant hot red blooms covering the plant at the moment. It will bloom off and on all summer.|
These beautiful wild flowers, called Spiderwort, brighten up any corner of the yard, sunny or shady!
Thought for the Day: June is a gift! Savor it, every moment!