I believe it is nearly impossible to have an unattractive garden in June. One of my favourite perennials is the peony. Imagine the exquisite scent and the silky petals.
This peony, a gift from my daughter after a tragedy at my school three years ago, is now starting to come into its own. It's so delicate.
Similar light pink peonies that I've had forever. I believe they may have come from my mother's garden.
This peony starts with light pink buds, but then opens up as creamy white blossoms.
I may have also started these with plants from my mother's garden.
I don't have many roses at all, but this is my first, a Hansa. It also has a beautiful scent.
A deep fuschia weigela is also blooming now. I am not sure if this is Red Prince or not. Again, not heavily scented, but gorgeous.
Some people manage to have swaths of Oriental poppies and I can barely keep a small bunch alive. These were blowing in the breeze as I was trying to take a picture.
I am a very bad clematis owner, planting them in places where they must compete with grasses and wild grapevine, but thankfully this one prevailed. I love seeing great masses of these blossoms on proper trellises.
My lilac tree is fading fast, but there are just enough blossoms left to keep enticing the bumblebees. I apologize for the very blurry image. They really don't stop moving.
It was very hot today. I don't mind at all. I am supply teaching (online) tomorrow, so I wanted to get lots of tasks done today when I could. The chicken coop is as cleaned out as it's going to be and I've vacuumed and dusted parts of the house that have been neglected for a while. It was lovely going around and taking pictures of these flowers after supper, even though it was still 29 degrees at the time.
What is your favourite scent of flowers? I would have to declare a tie between peonies and lilacs.