Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June in the Garden

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." - L. M. Montgomery

Today is the summer solstice here in the northeast.  This is the longest day of the year when the sun is highest in the sky and the garden is in all its wonderful glory. 

It is the start of new beginnings in the garden as new buds open day after day and continue until fall.  It is a time for getting the hands dirty and not caring as long as you're in the garden.  It is a time for dreaming of the next addition and how it will give so much joy. 

I can stay in the garden for hours without even realizing the time that has gone by. It is a time of relaxation and solitude.  It is a time of satisfaction. 

It is really the most wonderful time of the year here for the gardener.  There is so much to look forward to.  Enjoy your garden for it will bring you joy.

"Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy Summer and Happy Gardening!

Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2011. All rights reserved


  1. Hi Lee! Thanks for stopping by my blog - so happy to have found yours! Its nice to find someone who is "local". I'm in Port Washington - how about you? I love this post about time in the garden. I also can get lost in time out there and find it so relaxing. Love the photo of your lacecap hydrangea - so pretty!

  2. Hi Kate- I am looking forward to more time in the garden over the summer. I am located in Sayville,LI just a way east of you. Come back to visit as much as you like and I'll be sure to drop my your blog as well to see what's new. Happy Gardening neighbor! :)


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