If you live in the northern hemisphere, as I do, June is the first of summer months. Days are at their longest and the flowers are in bloom. I love the month of June.
Living here in Rhode Island, the days are warmer but not so hot and humid as those of July and August. The mornings and nights are quite cool, making for pleasant sleep and a refreshing morning start.
The rains of May had really kick started the grass growth as well as our trees, flowering shrubs and flower gardens. Now in June, we (my husband and I) mow, mend, manicure and prune the yard into our lovely cool and inviting oasis; a haven from the blistering hot pavement that lies just beyond the lawn's edge. I think this not a chore but a duty that I have; much similar to one caring for children and spouse. To take care of my yard, my garden, I, in return, receive much reward; great personal satisfaction and pleasure. And although we have never really spoken aloud on it, I believe my husband feels the same.
Most of our yard and garden is planted with perennials. This makes it all the more a pleasure. Once a perrenial (be it flower, tree or shrub) has been planted and cared for, it takes little to maintain yet rewards you year after year and quite often with greater display (each subsequent year). Now and then I will move something or change something out....only because I want to see something new.
We hope to add a new front porch and terrace before summers end. This will mean the removal of four mature hydrangeas, two very old and lovely rhododendrons, my sweet dragon heads, balloon / bellflower, day lilies, lavender, phlox, asters, speedwell, sedum, as well as all my bulbs. That which can not be saved (most likely the rhododendrons and hydrangeas) will be a sad loss, but I look forward to the new front on the house and a new garden to design.
For now, we are enjoying the warmer weather, the fragrant flowers, meals out on the porch and cool nights for sleep.
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