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The flowering of the honeysuckle marks the transition of the completion of the spring flowering plants in my garden to the soon to come flowering of my summer to fall bloomers. June is the time of the stillwater between the flowering tides.

The shade garden is providing some interest…

The water features also keep the action going too during this transition…

As the Dicentra, Clematis, Tulips and Daffodils become spring memory…

I can now envision the summers floral fireworks to come..

This Yellow Loosestrife is ready to explode…

This frog guards my Emperors Concubine Lotus as it loads up with sunlight which will shoot it up into the air….

This newly planted Tickweed leads the way for the Dahlias behind it. Some prefer to see a garden go great guns florally all the time. I prefer to see a garden go in and out and back in again like the the tide…or rather a heartbeat…for me June is the time between beats.

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Nice garden. I like your Tickseed. Here we call them Coreopsis - a bright sunny yellow.

31 May, 2015


Thanks Bathgate. I could have called them Coreopsis but I like the common name better. I questioned GOY members as to where to plant this and followed their advice. This is the only planting that I have done this year myself since breaking my arm on Easter Sunday. Complications set in after three failed attempts to reset it( boy did that hurt) and had to have surgery on it ( more hurt- big time) and it still is in a hard cast. Actually the only gardening that I am able to do is one handed weed pulling and one handed picture taking of course.

1 Jun, 2015


Wow, that sounds painful. I went through a dislocation and compound fracture so I know all about pain. Hope you feel better soon.

1 Jun, 2015


Thank You B!

1 Jun, 2015


I'm clicking Like for the garden, not the fracture! that's a very pretty little water feature, and a very splendid frog too. The little corner by the white fence (or gate?) looks very inviting.

1 Jun, 2015


Yes, the wooded area behind my garden and my neighbors too is a protected watershed area. The gate led to a pathway into the woods which ended at an artesian spring. I used to love to walk to the spring in the middle of this wooded patch and watch the water bubble up from the fine gravel and sand at the bottom of the little pool and flow into a rivulet which emptied into a nearby creek. Several years ago we had a very bad hurricane which brought down quite a few old trees and now the way to the spring is blocked for this old man to get to it. One of my younger neighbors made it to the spring and said that it is still bubbling away.

2 Jun, 2015


What a shame Loosetrife - you must miss it.

2 Jun, 2015


Great blog and lovely photo's, I do love your garden, there is so much going on and lots of magical settings as well, must be wonderful and relaxing, sorry to hear you are still having problems with your arm L'strife, you sure made a good job of it didn't you, its surprising how much one can achieve one-handed if determined, I've been pretty much in the same boat for a while now but you can't keep a goodun down for long so i've re-named myself Cackhanded Susie and got going great guns, luckily I'm righthanded, lol...

4 Jul, 2015


You're not only right handed C. Susie but Right Minded too!

4 Jul, 2015

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