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A Tour Through the Garden in June

Welcome to my garden! Here, I will show you what is currently blooming in USDA zone 6a Massachusetts. June is now in full swing, so that means peonies and clematis! I am drawn to the cottage garden style, so those are some of my favorite plants to grow. New England weather is known for some crazy fluctuating temperatures. This season has definitely been exactly that. An early bout of heat followed by an oddly cold spring, weeks of rain and finally a heat wave. We skipped the 75 degree days and went straight to 95 degrees! Heat Miser is definitely behind this. 

My vegetable garden is undergoing a major renovation at the moment. First comes the tear down, then comes the rebuild. I'm somewhere in the middle. With finances, busy schedules and rain delays getting in the way it's currently going at a snails pace. Usually by this time of year, my veggie garden is filled with cucumbers, lettuce and cherry tomatoes ready to be picked. Sadly, this year is different.

I'm making due by focusing on container gardening and filling my flower beds with hardy perennials. I still have herbs and some veggies here and there, but I'm definitely not used to this. I'm getting by and telling myself it will all be worth it. I'm setting my sights on something bigger and better! Without further ado, here are some photographs of what's currently blooming now. 

Containers

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Container filled with Proven Winners Superbells Holy Moly! Calibrachoa Hybrid, Bandana Lemon Zest Lantana, Dracaena Spikes

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Hanging basket featuring Proven Winners Superbells Over Easy Calibrachoa Hybrid and Magic Carpet Yellow Mecardonia

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I was provided samples of Proven Winners Superbells Over Easy to review and test out this summer. This annual will be available in garden centers next year, so definitely keep an eye out for it!

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Montego Sunset Snapdragons in the front and Orange Wonder Thunbergia in the back

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My frog plant clip giving my climbing Thunbergia plant some assistance

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I decided to try some container combinations that each include a different vining plant. I'm using both climbing and trailing vines. I wanted to switch it up and try something new. I love any kind of flowering vine, so I figured why not right? 

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Hanging basket featuring Pink Dipladenia, Bandana Lemon Zest Lantana and Proven Winners Luscious Royal Cosmo Lantana Camara

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It isn't blooming in this photo, but the Luscious Royale Cosmo Lantana Camara is gorgeous! The stunning flowers are a combination of magenta-purple with yellow-orange highlights. I was provided sample from Proven Winners to review and test out this summer. This annual will be available in garden centers next year.

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This container features Proven Winners Supertunia Picasso in Purple Petunia Hybrid, Supercal Violet Petunias, Proven Winners Sweet Caroline Light Green Sweet Potato Vine. In the back, I'm waiting on my Ruby Moon Hyacinth Beans to finish sprouting!

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Violet-blue Nemesia growing in two small planters

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I was inspired by Tracy Blevins of Plants Map to try growing some Nemesia! She featured it in a gorgeous container garden with a pineapple plant as the focal point. It's absolutely gorgeous! Click here to check it out.

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Hanging basket filled with Proven Winners Snow Princess Lobularia Hybrid and Vinca Vine

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Basket filled with Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia Hybrid, Tricolor Sweet Potato Vine and Dracaena Spikes

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Supertunia Vista Bubblegum is Proven Winners annual of the year! It's very vigorous, a continuous bloomer and heat tolerant. I just planted it, and it's already beginning to fill out the container very nicely! 

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Cardinal Climber Vine

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I spy with my little eye the loudest bird on the block

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Roses

I received a box full of bare root roses to try out in my garden from Star Roses and Plants! Before I planted my bare roots, I soaked them in Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew Alfalfa Tea for 24 hours. Every other week, I provide them with a drink of alfalfa tea. They seem to be loving it. I have them potted up in big containers right now. When they reach a certain size, I will be planting them in the rose garden surrounding my vegetable garden. 

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Canyon Road

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Shining Moment

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Princess Charlene De Monaco

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Gilden Sun

Sun & Shade Flower Gardens

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It's peony season!

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Monrovia Sapphire Indigo Clematis

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I posted this picture about a month ago when I purchased this clematis. I am a very nervous clematis grower. Every time I've grown a beautiful plant in the past, a critter has come and eaten the roots on me! It's so sad to see a gorgeous plant shrivel up and die, only to then notice there has been some foul play with the roots. I changed it up this year and decided to grow it in a container to protect the roots. I found a very large container and filled it with enriched soil and manure.

I shared this image on social media asking for tips and help, and was overwhelmed with the amount of support I received! Thank you to everyone who provided me with some great growing secrets. It's definitely payed off! I've added annuals around the base of the plant for added protection and shade for the roots. I have also mulched it in to keep it's feet cool. Crossing my fingers it continues to bloom like crazy!

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Trumpet Honeysuckle

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Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle

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Golden Marguerite

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Climbing Hydrangea

What's blooming in your garden this week? Are you focusing on flowers, veggies or both this year? I would love to hear all about what you are growing and planting in the comment section below! Meet us back here on June 27 for some fun garden to table recipes. See you then!

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  • Patti
    June 13, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Hi Angie,

    Your containers are looking so pretty. I love the rustic cone shaped containers you can find now. Last year my sister bought me one for Mother’s Day and it still looked pretty good this year so I’ve re-used it.
    This season many flowers bloomed early such as my peonies. They are usually in full-bloom at this time of year and they have already finished bloom. So sad to see them go.

  • Echoesofhervoice
    June 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I love your garden! The photos are gorgeous and I’m sure they are more beautiful in person. Thanks for sharing!

  • riitta k
    June 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Your blue clematis looks a bit like my Petit Faucon, it is also from integrifolia group. Wishing you good luck with it!
    The containers you show are lovely and so much variety. Stunning photos!

  • Shelly
    June 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    We did a rebuild to our raised beds a few years back. But we didn’t decide to do it until I had already planted the garden. With a lot of water and careful disassembling of the old raised bed boards, we didn’t lose a plant at all. I was so happy about that and the new beds look so much better.

    I hope you’ll be able to have your beds ready to plant soon. You have some lovely flowers growing in your garden. I love the Violet-blue Nemesia they are so pretty.

  • Barbara
    June 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Pretty, pretty. I love a cottage garden too. And what a great capture of your bluejay. 🙂

  • Marlene
    June 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    right now my hydrangeas are finally looking lovely and just on the cusp of blooming, I also have three tiny rose buds that I did not even expect to bloom as they went thru a mighty stress last summer. And my Columbine is also in full bloom.

    Have you ever worked with Nasturtium seeds? Oh, they are lovely and they trail orange and yellow (and sometimes you can find them in white and deep red) with a lovely green vine. Oh they are so fun and easy and totally non-toxic (A huge plus for me with kids and dogs!)

  • Diane Williams
    June 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I LOVE your gorgeous containers. Maybe next year I’ll get more containers out. This year our well went dry right in Spring time so I kind of missed the moment. You have climbing hydrangeas! I Love them and plan to grow them some day. Your pictures are SO inspiring!

  • Jami
    June 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    What an inspiring tour with your beautiful pictures, Angie! LOVE. I can understand your frustrations with the vegetable garden re-do! Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end. 🙂

  • Jobie Medina
    June 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

    OMG I love this. Such beautiful bright colors. I want these in my yard. I’m afraid to plant this year because we just moved to a new state and I’m not brave enough to experiment yet. But I’ll get there.

  • Sheila Price
    June 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love the pink flowers in your first container! I’ve never seen those, and they look so cute!

  • Kris Peterson
    June 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Your containers look great! And I’m terribly envious of the peonies and the clematis.

  • Lulu @ Thousand Caminos
    June 17, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Incredibly jealous of your garden, it so so beautiful 😍 I just started a herb garden and I’m praying I don’t have a black thumb :p

  • Sonyo Estavillo
    June 17, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Oh, I just LOOOVE flowers! I take lots of pictures of them and have a membership to a local botanical garden! I don’t do gardening here in my home because I’m in an apartment, but I have a couple of healthy Orchids. I love Orchids. 🙂

  • Jesh StG
    June 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the ” like” on my blog Angie. Love your photography since you changed your theme to gardening! One of my daughters has a “family farm” and she gave me three tomato plants and that is the extent for my gardening this your, for am daily in my studio working on what one of my blog friends called my mammoth painting (10 x 17 feet) – hubby has taken over the kitchen, otherwise we wouldn’t eat:):)
    Have a great and bright weekend!

  • Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardnening
    June 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Angie-I love all your beautiful container combinations and the color on that Sapphire Indigo Clematis is gorgeous! We have been getting a ton of rain here too, but also got a few days in the upper 90’s, so with the combination of heat and rain, all the plants all look like they are on steroids! I hope you get some sunshine for your vegetable garden soon. I have a feeling we are going to jump right into heat after this cool and rainy start.

  • Autum
    June 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Love your Garden!! I remember when I was younger I always tried to plant things in our yard. I wasn’t persistent enough, I watched my grandfather in his garden and I always admire anyone who doesn’t. Takes persistence and passion. Beautiful blog and photos 🙂

  • Nige
    June 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Your garden is looking beautiful Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  • Sarah
    June 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    First of all, you take amazing photos! Second of all, I’m so jealous how you can keep so many plants alive. LOL I definitely didn’t get the green thumb gene, although I do try every year!

  • Mira
    June 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    You have a very lovely garden! I love the variety of containers and hanging baskets that you use (especially the wicker triangular one). They look stunning 🙂

  • Chellbee
    June 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    So pretty! I love the hanging basket. Gardens are a lot of work and the weather can be torture to your garden at times. But it’s so beautiful to be able to see the flowers bloom.

  • Aireona- Nightborn Travel
    June 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing!! You really captured the beauty of all your flowers, and I stop wish it wasn’t nearly 120 degrees here. I want to go garden! Guess I need desert plants though. Nothing else will survive in this heat.

  • Emily
    June 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely pictures. I like gardening, in particular growing our own food as my children can help too and they love it. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  • Cecilia
    June 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    What a beautiful garden and your photos are stunning!

  • Liz @ Home and Gardening With Liz
    June 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Wow I’m so excited to meet a fellow gardener! Your planters are all so beautiful. That’s how I love to plant my annuals. It sounds like you have taken on a big project with the vegetable garden makeover. I look forward to seeing future gardening posts!

  • Gentle Joy Homemaker
    June 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Such pretty flowers and containers of flowers! 🙂

  • Lauren
    June 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Looks beautiful!!! Im jealous of your talent! My husband is the green thumb around here. He grows it, I cook it!

  • Rachel R Ritlop
    June 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    omg i love this!! Gardens are always so pretty! Makes me wish we had a yard!

  • sondra
    June 19, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Gardens are so beautiful and can be so peaceful. It’s amazing to witness their process of growth.

  • Jordan Hansen
    June 19, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Your garden is beautiful! I wish I had more if a green thumb. The only thing I’ve managed to keep alive this year is mint and basil.

  • Roselle Cee Tee
    June 19, 2017 at 2:22 am

    oh how I envy your garden! I have a small pocket garden near the garage of my townhouse and a small garden at the backyard. I’ve been trying to grow flowering plants but in my five years of residing here, I can’t seem to make them bloom or at least get them to live past a year.

  • Blair villanueva
    June 19, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Your post makes me miss my Mom’s flower and veggie garden. Gardening was my hobby back in the days and its a great pasttime.
    By the way, I love your garden it is very inspiring!

  • The Juander Woman
    June 19, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Everything is so beautiful. The colors look so vivid and full of life. Would want to make a garden like this in our place. Thanks for sharing!

  • Krysti
    June 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

    What an impressive garden, it is absolute goals! Also, I love your photography so much!

  • andrea
    June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    WOW, you have a GREEN thumb for sure!! Living in TX growing anything in the summer is tough. I love all the colors you have chosen and I too am a huge fan of container gardening. Excellent job

  • Natasha Botkin
    June 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Gorgeous garden! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful light, love and flowers. xoxo

  • Jessica
    June 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I am not into gardening, but I do admire those that do garden. It take such great skill that I don’t have. Your flowers are so beautiful. I love the Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia Hybrid. The pink color is my favorite.

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  • Melissa Avey
    June 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Your garden is so beautiful and I am jealous!

  • Tiffany Haywood
    June 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    What a beautiful garden!! I love flowers – the more colorful the better…thank so much for the amazing tour!

  • Nikki Gwin
    June 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Holy Moly! That is one gorgeous flower! And that frog plant clip is adorable. I love your garden!
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  • Catherine
    June 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Your hanging baskets look lovely – I love the vibrant pink :o) Thank you for the inspiration, I still need to buy more bedding plants.

    #MMBC

  • Zabrina Vogelsang
    June 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    These plants are incredibly beautiful. I wish that Florida weather allowed for some of these, but it is just so hot all the time and when it isn’t sunny, it’s a hurricane outside. Still some of these I think we can use to spruce up our yard! Thank you 🙂

  • rebecca
    June 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  • Ruth | Tanama Tales
    June 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    What an incredible garden! The variety of plants and flowers is outstanding. I imaging there is something in bloom during all seasons.

  • Nicole
    June 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Your flowers are all so beautiful! I can’t even begin to pick a favorite container or hanging basket. Thank you for sharing your garden tour at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  • Lindsey
    June 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    The garden looks great Angie!! I loved all of your containers! My favorite right now in my garden is my meyer lemon tree! Lots of baby lemons are growing!

  • Mindy
    June 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Such a beautiful garden! I’m jealous you are able to keep everything so pretty.

  • Delphine
    June 22, 2017 at 2:37 am

    It’s always a pleasure taking a tour through your garden, your photos are beautiful! It’s winter here in Australia so my potted garden is not really happening!

  • Bailey
    June 23, 2017 at 1:28 am

    The peonies make my heart swoon! What a gorgeous garden.

  • Mary
    June 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Angie I am famous for my brown thumb, that’s why I had to put up fake flowers on the lattice this year. But that certainly doesn’t stop me from admiring your beautiful work. Garden;s are natures artwork and there is nothing prettier in the world.

  • Mia
    June 24, 2017 at 5:45 am

    So pretty photos! I love your garden!

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    June 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

    What beautiful containers. I love this time of year and all of the gorgeous blooms that it brings. Thanks for sharing your lovely captures with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend and hopefully see you Monday 🙂

  • Agness of Fit Travelling
    June 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This is a truly stunning garden! Loved your flowers!

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