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June Garden Update

I am thrilled to see some new varieties blooming in my garden this June.  I added some different annuals and perennials to my garden earlier this spring to spruce it up a bit.  Nothing wrong with a little change here and there!  Here in zone 6a Massachusetts, the weather has been relatively cool and breezy these past few weeks.  I have been currently at war with my least favorite insect, the aphid.  I'm trying to stay ahead of this problem, but it is proving difficult.  I took a look at my bee balm planted in my sun garden and noticed it has become infested.  I also noticed black aphids that I had previously thought weren't a threat on my nasturtium leaves in my veggie garden.  I use it as a trap crop, so I'm happy they are contained so far.  I'm also trying to one up the red lily leaf beetles by picking them off daily.  Garden pests can be the worst.  I'm doing my best to organically control them with ladybugs, a good soaking with the hose and my fingers.  On a more positive note, my veggies, fruits and herbs all seem to be thriving.  I did some pea harvesting over the weekend and am looking forward to some strawberry harvesting very soon.  Come take a look at what flowers are putting on a show in my garden now!  Don't forget to click on each picture to learn more about the plant over on Plantsmap

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Night Sky petunias

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Social Butterfly Hollywood Hibiscus from J Berry Nursery

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Double Knock Out rose bush beginning to bloom

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Raspberry Ice Coral Bells

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May Night Salvia

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Arizona Sun blanket flower

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Sunshine calla lilies

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Spotlight Mars Magic hollyhocks getting close to flowering

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Sarah Bernhardt peony

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Aurora Blue Delphiniums

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Double Play Artisan Spiraea 

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Container filled with Supertunia Vista Fuchsia petunias, vinca vine & dracaena

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Close up of Supertunia Vista Fuchsia 

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Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa mixed with Supercal Blue petunias

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Shed window boxes filled with Superbells Lemon Slice calibrachoa, Lucia Ultraviolet lobelia, Lanai White verbena & Bright Ideas Black sweet potato vine

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Superbells Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa

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Starting to see some Heritage raspberries!

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Loran strawberries in my Greenstalk vertical planter

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Spying my first Tip Top Mix nasturtium bloom of the season

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Garlic scapes

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Little Marvel peas ready to be picked

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Bush Blue Lake beans climbing the bean teepee with wave petunia companion plants

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Scarlet Runner beans and white wave petunias

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A Carolina wren family has moved into the birdhouse in the veggie garden.  She has babies that are only a few days old.  I love watching her fly back and forth all day long bringing her young food!

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I am joining Garden Bloggers Bloom Day this June over at May Dreams Gardens.  On the 15th of each month, garden bloggers link up to show what's new in the garden.  Stop on over to see what's blooming and growing!  What's blooming this month in your garden?  Add any new flowers you are excited about?  Tell me in the comment section below or send me pictures on Twitter @thefreckledrose.  I'd love to see!  Hope your garden is growing strong with lots of blooms! 

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  • Jennifer
    June 15, 2016 at 9:29 am

    So, very beautiful – both the blooms and the photographs! I especially enjoy the peony and delphinium. I also get thrilled with seeing birds in our bird houses, building nests, and hatching babies. Happy Bloom Day!

  • Stephanie
    June 15, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful flowers. I love flower photos. The Hollywood Hibiscus is my favorite. So pretty!

  • Sarah Shoesmith
    June 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I have been doing battle with aphids this year… I even managed to get an infestation in my office (serves me right for growing veggies in there). Despite the aphids, your plants look very healthy indeed! I really get the sense of summer in your lovely garden.

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Getting an infestation indoors is the WORST! Happened to me with my hibiscus plants last winter. It’s awful because there aren’t any good bugs around to help out! Hope you were able to get rid of them. Thank you Sarah & hope your gardens are doing well!

  • Katie
    June 15, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Your garden must be so lovely right now! The deer around here will eat most everything, so I don’t have a nice flower garden yet. BUT, we put in a new deer fence and I’ll get to have my flower garden inside of it next year!

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:29 am

      We don’t have many deer around here, but we do have lots of sneaky chipmunks! Those little buggers can’t be thwarted with a fence. I’m learning that sharing my crops with them is just part of life, and they are adorable! I bet your garden will be absolutely stunning next year 🙂

  • joanna
    June 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    What a gem of a post!
    All your pictures so soft and romantic even though Sarah Bernhardt steals the show. Doesn’t that soft pink goe beautifully with the delphinium Dresden blue.
    Lovely. Thank you.

  • Lea
    June 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Lovely blooms, and cute bird!
    Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

  • Maria Brittis
    June 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    These are such precious pics! Thanks for coming to the party

  • Gennifer Rose
    June 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I love love love it! I live in an apartment in San Francisco and I sadly don’t have land for a big garden. I do have a small herb and veggie garden on the porch which will one day transfer to a more permanent home 🙂

    xo Gennifer

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Thank you so much Gennifer! I just love growing fresh herbs. Comes in handy when cooking 🙂

  • Roxanne
    June 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Such beautiful pictures of your plants! Your yard must be an oasis you never want to leave. That’s how I’d feel anyway. 😉

  • Marsha
    June 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Wow! I bet your garden is absolutely beautiful with all those pretty flowers!

  • Tiffany Cardenas
    June 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, that Night Sky petunia is gorgeous!! I’m going to look them up 😊

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

      Thanks Tiffany! They are so stunning 🙂

  • Clearissa Coward
    June 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love your garden! Your flowers and your pictures are beautiful. I have do a green thumb of sorts but I do not have the space for the veggies. 🙁 Do you have any ideas for container gardening for veggies?

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:35 am

      Thanks Clearissa! Yes! If you are looking to grow vertical and save on space, GreenStalk Gardens offer a stackable gardening system that takes up very little room. I’m growing strawberries in mine right now and they are doing great! 🙂

  • Candy
    June 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Tons of work but so worth it

  • Chaza
    June 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Your garden look so pretty. I love the bird house too.. I have two bird houses in my garden. I have lot of roses in my garden. Thanks for sharing .:)


    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

      Thank you Chaza! The birds have been a delight to watch 🙂

  • Anvita
    June 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Love the colors. I wish my garden looked so pretty. Ofcourse it tells the time and effort you put into your garden. Even the virtual flowers made my day

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:38 am

      Thank you Anvita! A little at a time is the way to go 🙂

  • Mary
    June 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    These are so beautiful! Those petunias and hibiscus are amazing!! You have a fantastic green thumb.

  • Daphne
    June 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Your garden is absolutely beautiful! I’m a little jealous 🙂 Loved all the pictures of the flowers and birds!

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Thank you Daphne! Behind all the beauty is many weeds and lots of work! It’s all worth it though 🙂

  • Brooke of Passport Couture
    June 18, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    So many wonderful flowers! I love Delphiniums, but my favorite picture is of the Lily sprouting out of the ground. It has a “Secret Garden” feel to it.

  • Charlene Asay
    June 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    You have a beautiful garden. I would love to have you link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this wee. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2629

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:41 am

      Thank you! I definitely will Charlene!

  • Rebecca schroeder
    June 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Lovely flowers, photos, and color combinations.

  • Rosemary
    June 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    What a beautiful garden you have, I love all the plants and flowers and of course the birds. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  • Kim Cunningham
    June 21, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    You really live in paradise! So much to take in!

  • DeniseinVA
    June 22, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Fantastic macros! Your flowers and birds are a joy to see. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with Today’s Flowers. I appreciate this very much 🙂

  • chickenruby
    June 22, 2016 at 7:26 am

    the peony and petunias are gorgeous as are the rest of the flowers in the garden

  • Ramblngwoods
    June 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Learning more..thank you Angie..I have May Night and it is one of the few blooms for the bees here early but I am working on planting more spring bloomers…Michelle

    • Thefreckledrose
      July 9, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Yes! The bees go crazy for mine, thinking of adding more next year 🙂

  • Floral Fridays
    June 23, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Lovely shots!
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  • Erin
    July 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Beautiful photos!