Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The last day of June

It seems hard to believe that just a short while ago everything was covered in snow.

It was cold here this spring and the chilly weather continues, so the roses are blooming late this year.

That's ok with me, it was a pleasant surprise to come across this Peace rose, hiding amongst the weeds. I thought it had not survived the winter of 2015! 

Of course Burt is a big help in the garden and is always ready to lend a hand with the weeding.

He spends a fair amount of time looking after the tomatoes,

pinching back the basil,

and making sure everything is well watered.

There's not much blooming among the perennial flowers right now, except for the Asiatic Lilies.

Of course those yellow ones are about to open.

They came back in a big way this year and brought along some friends!

But that's ok because Burt has a plan!

So how are your summer plans shaping up?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm just amazed that our roses and lilies are blooming at the same time...though I do pity those poor yellows that are about to loose their heads lol :D XXX

    1. Yes, that is unusual. Although my roses bear no resemblance to the fantastic ones I've seen growing in England. Maybe it's because our winters are so cold it takes forever for the ground to thaw out? As for those yellow lilies, all I can say is they deserve it! Luckily I have a nice neighbor who loves them and will enjoy the bouquet.