End Of June 2014

For record keeping, what follows is a running list of monthly garden activity I haven’t mentioned in journal posts:

  • Spotted new green shoots in the three dahlia beds. Still wondering if all dahlias survived the cold. early June
  • After weeks of very limited rain, the stream is at its lowest level so far. early JuneIMG_0816
  • The Himalayan blue poppies have completed their blooming. mid June
  • Removed the sole, large pampas grass between the lupine hill and garden shed. Not our favorite plant!  Glad about its shallow roots. mid June
  • Pruned the two Cornus alba siberian dogwood bushes outside the ground floor, taking off about 24″ inches all around. mid June
  • Noticed first flowers on both varieties of bush peas, as well as marionberries.  mid June IMG_0923
  • Removed various dead plants including a woody vine in black arches area, one plant along the bed of hydrangeas, and one near variegated dogwood shrub. late June
  • Cut back all the columbine and Jacob’s ladder in perennial beds. Also pruned all the catmint everywhere it grows. late June
  • Harvested first crop of Packman hybrid broccoli, center heads only. Ate some, froze lots. Pictured two months ago, right before harvest, and after harvest — 4 pounds. late JuneIMG_0440IMG_1101IMG_1122

2 thoughts on “End Of June 2014

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary Jane! Our little mossy bridge is underused right now, as we just usually jump the narrow stream. Enjoy today’s heat — 77 forecast for here — wow, a heatwave! 😉


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