Mid-June in Spy Garden

Fluffy summer clouds (bringing us loads of rain!)

Fluffy summer clouds (bringing us loads of rain!)

Blue Flax

Blue Flax

Blue Flax: (Linum perenne) This perennial flower was discovered on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and hence the species was named “lewisii”. Lovely blue flowers on 24” plants, beautiful and easy to grow. (seeds/description from http://www.rareseeds.com)

Pepper already! This one is a black Hungarian (mild to medium spicy)

A pepper already! This one is a black Hungarian (mild to medium spicy)

Feverfew

Feverfew

Echinacea

Echinacea

Carrot Blossom

Carrot Blossom

Orach

Orach

We are growing two types of cucumber: Sikkam (a tan oblong variety) and Dragon's egg (a white egg shaped type)

We are growing two types of cucumber: Sikkam (a tan oblong variety) and Dragon’s egg (a white egg shaped type) and notice all the purslane growing wild around the cucumber plants. Purslane makes great ground cover and it is edible (lemony and crunchy!)

Marigolds, Loofah gourds, onions and love-in-a-mist flowers

Marigolds, Loofah gourds, onions and love-in-a-mist flowers

Celosia

Celosia

These are storebought (planted last year) but there are many native varieties of coneflowers in the parks in our area.

These are storebought (planted last year) but there are many native varieties of coneflowers in the parks in our area.

Prickly centers

Prickly centers

Little onion seed heads

Little onion seed heads

Facing east

Facing east

Love when the mimosa blossoms fall!

Love when the mimosa blossoms fall!

Makeshift garden gate for an area of the deer fence in need or repair.

Makeshift garden gate for an area of the deer fence in need or repair.

Hey, where are you going with the garden gate?! haha

Hey, where are you going with the garden gate?! haha

Mmm good stick

Mmm good stick

Yum! Spinach always seems to do so well in pots; very easy to harvest

Yum! Spinach always seems to do so well in pots; very easy to harvest

Pretty Lettuce

Pretty Lettuce

Very vibrant coneflower

Very vibrant coneflower

Blue Dragonfly

Blue Dragonfly

Love-in-a-mist seed pods

Love-in-a-mist seed pods

It's Tongue-y! Baby named her. The male (who we haven't seen lately is Tongue-y II) haha

It’s Tongue-y! Baby named her. The male (who we haven’t seen lately is Tongue-y II) haha

Great climber!

Great climber! (and great camoflauge)

Found a good spot to nap

Found a good spot to nap

Pitching

Pitching

Hitting

Hitting

Spectating (and pedicure-ing!) at the ballpark!

Spectating (and pedicure-ing!) at the ballpark!

Sparkly shoes!

Sparkly shoes!

Baby-

Baby-

zilla!

zilla!

Hope you all are having a nice summer (or winter for my southern hemisphere friends!) and have a great weekend!

11 thoughts on “Mid-June in Spy Garden

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  3. Eliza Waters

    Way behind in my blog-reading. Good thing your posts go right to my in-box or they’d be lost to me. ;-) (It’s been a busy month!) Things are looking great in your garden, your photos are wonderful! Coneflower, blue darner, lettuce, mimosa blossoms, and ‘Zilla’s blue eyes match her blouse perfectly. Hope your summer is going well. :-)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks, hope your summer is going well also. It’s a busy one, and not posting as much as I’d like but the garden is growing wild! I posted a tree pic in my latest post and was hoping you would ID it for me, I’m thinking pear? Thanks for always commenting, I really do appreciate it so much!

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  4. narf77

    Maybe I should take up image posts. I haven’t had time to blog anything lately but I have a lot of photos…great idea Ms Spy! Lovely summer and you are SO lucky to get rain in your summer! :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes image posts are pretty quick to post which can be a good thing! I have cut WAY back on posting frequency, but that’s ok. Working on my doctorate is a good excuse! Yes, we are fortunate to have all that rain but the WEEDS! They are worse than they’ve ever been, I might have to have a weed-pulling party, Oy! They’re out of control. No magazine shoots here any time soon! ha! Oh but the plants themselves are also growing like banchees from the rain so I suppose that is a good thing!

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