I honestly don’t know where to start. Everything is in bloom! June is gorgeous here in N CA. Although the rhododendrons are mostly finished (there are still a few blooms popping up here and there), everything else is in full flowering mode.
Just look at the variety in the bouquet above.
The sweet peas add their fragrance to any room where I place them. I especially like them in the bedroom where their scent fills the air when I enter the room.
The vegetable garden is in full swing as well. I decided to pass on planting tomatoes, cucumbers and beans this year. There simply isn’t enough sun for heat or them to do well and their performance has been disappointing.
But zucchini, which we love for grilling, is having a bountiful harvest. I planted several varieties and colors.
There are lots of other vegetables, greens do especially well because of our cooler weather.
New this year is our Traeger smoker, a generous gift from a house guest. Please let me know if you have any favorite recipes. It’s all new to us and we are still experimenting.
Also new is the metal whale on the railing behind it (but I think my husband installed it upside down).
Nasturtiums are almost overwhelming the dwarf lemon tree in this half barrel.
There are lots of flowers everywhere.
Happy gardening and have a wonderful 4th of July.