A Glorious June In The Garden


The Shenandoah Valley has been blessed with a lovely June this year, not too hot, and we’ve received enough rain to water the crops and the garden(s). I relish the good earth while I can. Summer inevitably gets hit with heat, drought, and bugs, but before all that, this is the Garden of Eden, or as near as I’m likely to come. The battle to survive without succumbing to nature’s harsher summer side lies ahead. But I have prepared the gardens as best I can. The plants we grow are hardy wildflowers, heirlooms, and herbs, with some vegetables mixed in. Nothing fussy.  Many of the flowers choose their own sites. And every single day in the garden is different. A perpetually changing world, magical in its way.

Below is an image of my mini wildflower meadow. I’ve ordered more seeds from Eden Brothers, my favorite site, and am expanding. I shall need a longer hose for those dry days. I absolutely love seeds, brimming with possibility. What wonders may come…all from a packet of tiny life-bearing seeds. If they grow. I can’t stop planting them to see. Then watching,  gleeful when they sprout. And waiting for the blooms, like an Easter egg surprise, because only I know what will be when the majesty unfolds. A wonderful secret to hold and to tend.

In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

This would be me.

6 responses to “A Glorious June In The Garden

  1. Your gardens are beautiful. Enjoy your day.
    Sue B

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  2. Beth, your garden is beautiful and I am so grateful you share it with us through your blog and photos. Blessings on you and yours.

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  3. Your dedication to creating beauty is awesome Beth! I have always planted flowers where ever I went, but it’s a challenge out here in the desert! Still, I coax a fairly good variety and I always think of you when I’m trying something new, and maybe just a wee bit (forgive me dear friend) jealous of your lush landscape. Sometimes when you post your beautiful photo’s, I think if only more people spent more time in a garden, we would all be so much happier! ❤

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