Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Gardens at Two Homes

As many of you know, we are building a new home this summer.  It's an exciting time of anticipation but also one that's bittersweet.  We have made many happy memories in our current home and will hate to leave the only home our children have known.  
I've also worked hard over the years to create flower gardens that make me smile.  I shared some of those spring blooms here and now, that they have passed, it's the early summer flowers' turn.  
Day lilies along the back of the house.

The lilies along the border between the yard and woods will be about a week later.
Tiger lilies in the peony beds, 
along with wild geranium
and two kinds of monarda or bees balm.  This brilliant red
and this delicate lavender color.

I've tried to plan ahead and moved some of my plants like the hostas and lilies to holding beds at my mother-in-law's house but some I've just potted up and hope to keep healthy until the move.  Here are some viburnums, (one actually bloomed!) a multicolored pepper and a miniature rose J gave me years ago.  The little rose is in the butterfly garden outside my kitchen. I decided to try to repot it for the move and it actually divided.  I didn't know I could divide it (and I'm not sure if it should have. ??)  However, the new section has thrived in it's pot and even bloomed!  
I also have some cone flowers ready to go to the new house.  
I may take them over as soon as we have a nice rain.  As I was leaving the home site this morning I saw some wild cone flowers in our new front yard along with some rudbeckia!
I took these shots as I was driving down the driveway!  J planted these wildflowers last year as part of a soil conservation/prairie project.  Won't this area be gorgeous in a few years?!
And here are a couple of shots around the pond near our new home.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I hope you have a happy week!


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Magpie's Mumblings said...

Seeing your flower pictures reminded me of what I did before we left our house to move into the apartment....I took closeup pictures of as many of our flowers as I could and then I made a 'memory book' with them. I still love to look back through it and remember the flowers we had and the beautiful gardens that Jack worked so hard to create.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe..It's hard having to leave things behind that it seemed to have taken you years to master. At least you have some of your (posies) as my grandmother would have called them. I have lilies that I dug up from grandmother's that still thrive today and I am so glad because everything one blooms it reminds me of her. Happy Day to you my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

My Little Home and Garden said...

It will be nice for to have some plants you love at your new home. Good Luck with the big move!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous garden. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Katrin said...

Your current home looks beautiful and all the flowers you've planted are so beautiful as well! I wish I could liv there! Lovely! I'm happy you shared this at Sweet Inspiration! Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Your garden is just lovely- you have created a beautiful haven
Happy TOHOT!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful gardens. It is difficult when your garden is established. I am so happy for you. Building a new house
is exciting. In no time at all your yard will be beautuful, along with your new home. XO

Stacey said...

Woo hoo! I'm so glad you joined us for the garden party. You definitely have some varieties of flowers that I do not have. They are beautiful.

Pinning. :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Blooming beauty in every single corner, thank you very much for sharing this with us today at the garden party!


Jann Olson said...

Zenda, your new home is going to be gorgeous! Love the area that you spread with wildflowers. I totally understand the bittersweetness of your move. We lived in our previous home for 22 years. It was hard leaving. So many wonderful memories were created there! Our son ended up buying the home and now when I visit it truly does feel like their home and not mine. I brought a lot of starts here when we moved as well. Everything has thrived and grown bigger than they did there. Thanks for sharing with the garden party and SYC.

Lynn Bean said...

I am sure it will be difficult to leave all of the beauty and the flowers which delight, but will be a great opportunity in your new home for that same creativity!

Art and Sand said...

I enjoyed seeing every lovely photo.

Thanks for sharing at the Garden Party.

Crystal Mendez said...

What beautiful flowers, congrats on your new home. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I've started thinking about what it will be like to leave my gardens, too, but I think your idea of taking some bits with you is wonderful. You will create another beautiful space! Linda

Molly said...

How exciting to have such a lovely big pond though