Martha’s June Garden Tour

Martha Stewart
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The garden beneath the allee of linden trees bursts into a sea of blue in early spring.

The garden beneath the allee of linden trees bursts into a sea of blue in early spring.

 

It’s June and we’ve accomplished so much here at the farm due to the early spring. One way I like to let people in on some of what happens at the farm is to give a virtual garden tour. You’ll see what we’re working on, what’s in season, and some of the gardening challenges that we face due to weather or pests (the same things that effect you too).

To get things started, here’s a tour of some of the highlights that have happened so far this season in my garden.

Scilla siberica blooms a delicate blue.

Scilla siberica blooms a delicate blue.

The Disporum, or Solomon’s Seal, has just emerged, but will eventually become long and slender arching stems with alternating lance-shaped leaves with tubular flowers dangling beneath.

The Disporum, or Solomon’s Seal, has just emerged, but will eventually become long and slender arching stems with alternating lance-shaped leaves with tubular flowers dangling beneath.

Epimediums emerge in early Spring, their often red bordered foliage is as striking as the spidery flowers. This plant makes an excellent ground cover and spreads year after year.

Epimediums emerge in early Spring, their often red bordered foliage is as striking as the spidery flowers. This plant makes an excellent ground cover and spreads year after year.

Anemones dot the woodland with a delicate purple hue.

Anemones dot the woodland with a delicate purple hue.

Scilla siberica blooms a delicate blue.

Scilla siberica blooms a delicate blue.

The herbaceous peonies are emerging again after a long winter, it won’t be long until they will need to be staked to support their heavy blooms.

The herbaceous peonies are emerging again after a long winter, it won’t be long until they will need to be staked to support their heavy blooms.

The herbaceous peonies in full bloom.

The herbaceous peonies in full bloom.

Purple allium, scarlet Oriental poppy, and fuchsia peony make a stunning display in a perennial border.

Purple allium, scarlet Oriental poppy, and fuchsia peony make a stunning display in a perennial border.

Digitalis purpurea, or Common Foxglove combine beautifully with the large round purple blooms of the alliums.

Digitalis purpurea, or Common Foxglove combine beautifully with the large round purple blooms of the alliums.

The white feathery flower is Aruncus dioicus – Goat’s beard or bride’s feathers.

The white feathery flower is Aruncus dioicus – Goat’s beard or bride’s feathers.

The softball sized heads of the alliums are such a striking feature on my terrace.

The softball sized heads of the alliums are such a striking feature on my terrace.

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