Summer flowers-My Garden Flourishes

Let’s walk through my 2015 June garden:

Hostas
Hostas
Hollyhocks from a girlfriend in Colorado-Thanks Linda!!!
Hollyhocks from a girlfriend in Colorado-Thanks Linda!!!
Begonias
Begonias

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Prayer Plant going crazy!!
Prayer Plant going crazy!!
More hollyhocks
More hollyhocks
Mini petunias
Mini petunias
Clematis
Clematis
Old fashioned white roses
Old fashioned white roses
Iris
Iris
White columbine
White columbine
Columbine
Columbine
Pink & White columbine
Pink & White columbine
Iris
Iris
Peonies
Peonies
Lupine
Lupine
Oriental iris
Oriental iris
Peach iris
Peach iris
Flowerbed on wheels
Flowerbed on wheels
Purple iris
Purple iris
Hanging basket from my daughter
Hanging basket from my daughter
Jackmania clemantis
Jackmania clematis
Hosta bloom
Hosta bloom
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily

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We’ll walk again soon!!  It’s glorious and I didn’t plant anything new this year except for the petunias, sweet potato vine, and more that  my daughter bought for me on Mother’s Day and the flat of begonias Eddie bought for me.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

7 thoughts on “Summer flowers-My Garden Flourishes”

  1. Beautiful. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to garden in such an area. Only drought and wind and heat tolerant for me! And now the grasshoppers are devouring everything in their sight.

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  2. Hi Rita

    Your garden is a triumph for you.
    You would have got on VERY well with my grandparents
    who besides like you having properties at some stage
    to work – cattle! – always had magnificent flower, shrub and vegetable gardens – of course manure was easily obtainable – ha ha.
    They were garden proud.
    I don’t think either grandparents ever went to a green grocer
    shop for vegetables – even in retirement in Sydney, they had
    incredible vegetable and flower gardens.
    The so-called vegetables labelled as fresh in supermarkets
    is nothing but blatant lies! And as for the egg department,
    anyone can tell with a smitten of intelligence what is a fresh egg and an old egg!
    Regretably city slickers don’t possess this intelligence, if they did
    and boycotted egg buying it might wake the supermarket chains up.
    We live in hope. ????????????
    Cheers from a summer like day here when it is WINTER!!!
    I am in a T-Shirt and shorts at present.
    The rain hopefully has departed to where it is needed and that is not
    over the bloody Pacific Ocean – ha ha.
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

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