Welcome to Mary and Gary's Garden Diary for June

clematis bloom yellow early blooming sedum double knockout rose peaches grapes nine bark blooming shed gets new faux windows mini-pearl phlox hosta bearded tongue red yarrow
carmel colored corabell

June, what can you say about June? Without Mary's diligent attention I must cut back what flowers to host. Seems a cool wet Spring will be the norm. Despite, the Clematis, Heuchera, Weigela, Sedum, & Salvia love early summer weather.

first tomatoes June 11th

I'm removing a lot of ornamentals and replacing with kitchen garden plants. I am trying to keep all of my drought tolerant plants (mostly grasses). Last  summer, I cut down my beautiful wisteria along with 10-trees. In their place I planted 5-dwarf fruit trees.

mock orange

My zone 5-rated fruit trees had broken my heart too many times. New additions include, 6-blueberry (3 types), 2-goji berry, 2-honey berry bushes. My 5-new fruit trees are Goldcot Apricot, 2-Asian pears, a cherry and a Reliant peach. I planted the trees last spring and the Peach tree has 6 or 7 peaches on it... reluctantly I must pluck them off.


The garden had gotten too shady and replacing 10-trees with 5 should help find a happy medium. This spring, despite the cold and rain, the tulips were up and brilliant throughout May. Picking off projects in the garden one at a time. All of the peppers and tomatoes are in. Michael and I are fixing the drip irrigation zone every couple of days.

maltese cross

I am hoping to install 1-zone just for the potted plants. The pictures don't relate to the diary yet but as the month progresses, they will get better. A huge thanks goes out to Duane and Barb who took a day-off just to come up and worked almost the whole day cleaning up around all the raised beds fixing all my tools that were unusable.

blackberry blooms
weigela blooming rose queen knockout roses sweet cherries kiwi painted daisy new deck lamium hosta campanula yellow yarrow
Last updated 06/16/2015 .. G.Jeurink