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June in Bloom

I think it’s fitting to start the month of June with a post about my two favorite flowers.  I got a chance to sneak outside for a few minutes during baby Joshua’s nap to take some photos.  He’s still asleep, so I might just get to post them, too! The peonies are in full bloom, and I love them!

These huge blooms really need to be staked, but I just haven’t had the time.  Note: those aren’t weeds under them, those are bird’s foot trefoil.  I planted them there on purpose for their lovely yellow flowers.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Besides, if any the stems supporting these great big flowers break off, I’ll just bring them inside to decorate.

I was also so excited to see that the very first buds of my Endless Summer blue hydrangeas are beginning to open!

What flowers are blooming in your garden?


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What’s Your Favorite Perennial?

Gardening season is upon us! I’m relatively new to perennials, since I just started growing them when we moved into our house.  I have a few favorites, but I’m dreaming of adding in another perennial garden somewhere in our vast expanse of lawn (untreated, diverse lawn).  Ed’s dead set against it, since he’s a fan of easy mowing.  It probably won’t be this year, but a girl can dream.

My favorite perennials are blue hydrangeas and pink peonies.  The hydrangeas are so full of blooms all summer long (variety: Endless Summer) and the peonies are gorgeous for just a short period of time.  Both are incredibly easy to care for, which makes them even better! Here are some pictures from last year’s garden to bring back memories…

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So what perennials do you like?


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More Pretty Peonies

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Today was a very nice day at school, and I was greeted by these lovely blooms when I got home.  I used to think that perennials looked like weeds most of the year, and much preferred annuals.  Now I understand!

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Pretty in Pink

Sunday Stroll

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To see who else is strolling today, visit the Quiet Country House.


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