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 June
- 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
- 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 June
2 thoughts on “End Of June 2014”
Looks like a Renoir bridge to me – and broccoli already?
I love your blog – Thank you!
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! 😉