Tuesday, June 2, 2009

~June is finally here~

I don't know about you, but May seemed to fly by. Weatherwise it was a strange pattern for us. Hot, then cold with freezing night time temps, then hot again. It went out with a bang though. Thunderstorms came through Friday night with rotating clouds, and tornado warnings in several counties all around us. Only a couple of touch-downs, and thank goodness not a lot of damage.

June came in hot and dry, and we could really use some rain now. We're expecting some tomorrow, and I've got my fingers crossed it doesn't go north or south of us like it has been.
The gardens are starting to produce. We've been picking Sugar Snap peas for over a week now, and the Swiss Chard is gorgeous. The tomatoes have nice sized fruit on them, and the peppers have lots of flowers. The Cucumbers, Green Beans, and Squash are starting to take off too.

I started my Zinnia plants early in the hoophouse, so I could get earlier blooms for my bouquets for market this season. They are starting to bloom and I'm very excited about a new one I ordered from Johnny's in the fall. They are called Queen Red Lime, and they are gorgeous!
This one is just now starting to open, but you can see that it is going to be a beauty.

My perennial garden is starting to come alive with color. Here's a few of the plants that are blooming.

I have a hair appointment tomorrow at noon, to get this mop cut. I've let it grow out a little this spring, but I think I'm ready for a shorter do for summer. It's so much cooler and easier to take care.
That's about all that going on around here. I still have some annuals I grew from seed to plant, and I hope to finish doing that soon.

Take care friends!
Happy Gardening!


basketsnprims said...

Terry ~
Hope you get the rain you need. We need some heat here in Mi. It's been wet and freezing almost every night. Your flowers are so pretty ~ love the zinnia.

Zaroga said...

The flowers are just beautiful! That zinnia I want one :-)

Linda said...

Terry, I love your garden blog, the flowers and veggie are beautiful. I know you're a busy woman, I have a very small garden that keeps me busy, I can't keep up with the weeds in my one new flower bed cause we've had so much rain, but the weeds are growing faster than the flowers. Have a wonderful harvest.

Valeri said...

Your delphiniums are beautiful. We had a lovely bed of them when I was a child but I've never grown them. Perhaps I ought to! Val

She Seeketh Wool and Flax said...

Hi, Love your blog. I am getting into my garden this year, and I am loving it. What is the name of the purple flower in this post, I think it is the 3rd one down.
Blessings Cheryl