In June, the garden is a lush green with gentle pops of pastel color. By now, all the spring bulbs have faded away, and the perennials have grown tall and full as they get ready for their great show. We have gotten so much rain here in North West Wisconsin, that all the plants are very happily thriving, but then again, so are the weeds. And me being away from home for over a week didn't help anything. I think they might win the war again this year. Every year I say to myself "I will not let the weeds overtake my yard, I will stay on top of them so that they will not win!". Yet, inevitably, something happens to my best laid plans, whether it be the weather or the busyness of life, that keeps me away from my garden and the little buggers take it over. In any case, I try not to get too upset about it and enjoy it for the wild, country garden that is.
Now, onto the blooms. First up, Pansies. I have a wall planter right next to my front door that I normally fill with Impatiens. It gets almost no sun at all, so even the Impatiens don't grow well there. This year, I decided to try Pansies, and for some odd reason, they are doing very well. That surprised me since Pansies are known to like the sun. I actually planted them way back in early May, right around Easter, and they first now are doing very well. Here is a close up of these pretties. I will show you the full containers in a later garden post, perhaps mid summer, when all my containers are filled in more and at their peak growth.
Have a great day! Amy
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