Thursday, December 16, 2010

This Past June

It's raining and just above freezing. Infinitely better than raining and below freezing but depressing nevertheless. Prince was cold this morning even with his waterproof turnout blanket, so I put another heavy turnout on over that one.

Not a fun day to be outside, but a good day for Christmas baking. I'm making pumpkin bread, gingersnaps and chocolate/ chocolate chip cookies. Most of the baked goods will go to the people that DH works with, but we have to keep some! Good day to take a trip back in time to June to look at the garden too.

Sweetly fragrant noid daylily

'Ah Youth'

'Bleu Celeste' daylilies, 'Zwanenburg Blue' spiderwort, purple coneflower and commuter daylilies

'Bleu Celeste', with 'Buttered Popcorn' at the bottom

'Ah Youth' and 'Lemon Berry Frost'

'Smuggler's Gold'

'Lemon Berry Frost'

Jedi Blue Note

Easy Ned

Easy Ned and Beautiful Edgings

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

and Buddleia 'Black Knight'

'Ah Youth'

Iris japonica

Dianthus 'Russian Skies'

'Beautiful Edgings'

'Siloam David Kirchhoff'

I hope you're staying warm and dry. It's cold out there!


  1. Your June garden sure does bring warmth and light to the viewer Sweetbay! Your daylilies are like beautiful dancers in your garden. Lovely varieties. Lovely garden. Enjoy your holiday baking and other preparations.

  2. It's wonder to see your gorgeous flowers on this very drab day. That first picture of the pink daylily is so beautiful!!!

  3. I will be going in my archives soon too. These are beautiful photos nice and warm looking.

  4. Oh Sweetbay ~ You've done it once again, transported me to a beautiful, peaceful place. What beauty you have surrounding you during your gardening season.

    Keep warm and have a lovely Christmas.


  5. Thanks for a breath of summer on a bitter cold day.

  6. Thanks for the summery shots on such a cold frigid day. Hard to believe the gardens ever looked like that, but they did just a few short months ago! The daylilies are sweet and sunny looking, but I love that deep wine monarda.

  7. I know your gardens are just brimming full of butterflies and hummingbirds. I do like that Monarda. .....and all of the others as well.

  8. Wow, I love, love, love your daylily borders! I could wander around those all day. How do you get anything done in June?

  9. I am not liking this cold December! I was just sitting here reminding myself that spring will come again! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Carla

  10. Now that makes me yearn for something other than rain and being fogged in at 34 degrees!

    You photos are always so lovely and daylilies are my favorites... especially the spiders.

    Sweetbay, if I don't see you before Christmas ;)... many blessings to you and your family! It has been wonderful to share with you this past year.

  11. Your photos warmed me up, Sweetbay! I am ready for the countdown to spring.

  12. The images of your June garden are like a warm summer breeze, perfect to melt the chill of an ice cold morning. The daylilies covered in raindrops are just lovely- it would be hard to choose a favorite! The maroon bee balm makes a nice companion to them.

  13. At this time of year we need pictures to remind us that summer will arrive eventually. Any ray of sunshine is welcome during winter!

  14. I find it almost hard to believe that the garden recovers from winter and back to splendour come Summer.

    Some lovely colours in the daylilies but I really like the monarda.

  15. Ah...daylilies in December :) What a delight your June gardens are on this very chilly morning. So cheering to my winter weary eyes as I look out upon our snowy white yard.
    Your photos are truly breathtaking. Thanks for sharing them.

  16. Yum on the baking. It all sounds delicious.
    That second daylily photo is incredible. After the holidays I will be eager to start seeing all my plants and flowers again. Lucky for you, they will all appear way earlier than here!
    Have a very merry Christmas too.


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