No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer. ~James Russell Lowell
After near constant rain for weeks, the sun has returned and the garden is lavish and lush.
Peonies blossomed between the rain storms, although the pounding rains shortened their bloom lifespan. (click on any photo to see a full size image)
We have returned to a more normal weather pattern and the roses and cottage garden flowers of early June have emerged.
Rosa ‘Complicata’ covered the arbor with her large simple blooms, draping boughs into the yellow leafed Spirea below while fallen petals drift across the path.
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. ~Maud Hart Lovelace
English rose ‘Abraham Darby’ went from tight bud to open bloom over three days, releasing its lush fragrance at last.
More roses bloomed among the perennials
while a few clematis twine through the arms of roses and shrubs.
The steps in the garden are a froth of gold with the blooms of sedum and Corydalis lutea.
A few days ago, the berries of the mulberry tree on the edge of the garden ripened.
The tree is full of birds and squirrels feasting on the bounty and the lazy afternoons have been spent watching their antics.
Each day, new flowers open and the garden is in constant flux, yet always beautiful. What a delight, this lavish summer.
And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June. ~Abba Woolson
All text and photos ©2019 Lynn Emberg Purse, All Rights Reserved, except where noted.
Wonderful collections of photos, just gorgeous! There’s nothing quite like a great garden! 🙂
Thank you for your wonderful comment, Dale – you are such a good photographer so I’m delighted that you enjoyed your visit.
I’m so behind….but anyway, it’s a treat to see all of this, Lynn! I love that Abraham Darby rose….the tiny butterfly….the Corydalis amongst the rocks…. the peonies, Astantia and foxglove are all so lovely. And by now the garden is full of new pictures, and I’m sure you are drinking it all in.
Always good to see you here, Lynn. Yes, the garden is already in a new phase, though the roses continue to bloom.
How lush and beautiful your garden is! An inspiration!
Thank you, Stella, for your kind comment!
I discovered your blog today: a stunning outdoor refuge for the eyes and soul, a wholly poetic post.. I particularly love the critter’s photos.
Thank you, lilly!
Your garden seems to have survived the rains very well and responded beautifully. A veritable ‘tree-delighted Eden’.
Thank you, Richard – we just got another round of wild windy rain storms today but the garden seems resilient.
You have a lovely collection of roses and peonies. I always like the atmosphere conveyed in your photos of your garden. I get a sense of a lovely protective space. It looks magical.
Thank you, Ali – it truly has felt magical here lately.
The garden appears to be lush and vibrant. 🙂
It is indeed, Frank – thanks for stopping by 🙂
Your garden is looking absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! 😍
Thanks, Gina – we should get together!
So very lovely! We have the same June feelings here 🙂 and the peonies are also flowering. It seems like heaven.
I agree completely, it does seem like heaven now 🙂
What a lot of work you must do to keep your garden looking so lovely.
Not too much work, tootlepedal; the plants are so thick on the ground that the weeds get crowded out 🙂
Your garden looks so peaceful…it must be wonderful to be surrounded by so much beauty!
It is peaceful here, Eliza – I imagine your garden is starting to show off too!
How lush your garden looks. I love the palette of the cottage garden flowers and those lovely roses and peonies. It must be a joy to wander through each day.
Thank you, Jude. Yes, it is very lush and voluptuous in the garden right now. Most of the peonies are over now but the roses increase every day, such a joy!
What a wealth of beauty you’ve depicted in this post, Lynn. It must be phenomenal to be able to enjoy it each day.
Thank you, Kerry; every morning is an adventure for the senses right outside of my door 🙂