Lots of lilies!
But there's a problem.
This bed is getting a lot more shade than last year. The trees in it have grown more than expected in a year, and as you can see, the blooms are trying their hardest to get to the light.
So, my bulb bed is a failed experiment. It was fun, but these bulbs will all be transplanted in the fall. What I will put there, I haven't decided. Maybe a nice flowering ground cover. One that can take a little sun, but mostly shade.
Goodbye, bulb bed.
My other hope for June was for tomatoes. I missed the mark. Lots of little tomatoes, but none red so far. I should have hoped for squash.
So, now my attention has turned to July. My hope for July has nothing to do with blooms. I believe everything in my garden is now blooming, including my fall mums. Even the bluebeard (caryopteris) has started blooming! So, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what my hope for July should be.
That my plants won't die in the drought? No, that's not positive, or all together possible, as I've already lost some.
That it will stay under 100 degrees? No, that hope's already been shattered.
That I can finish some project? No, it's too hot and dry to do any projects right now. A recipe for guaranteed failure.
Then it came to me! I hope.... that I will have tomatoes! Tomatoes to eat, tomatoes to share, tomatoes to can. Hot sauce, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, ketchup - all made with home-grown tomatoes! Yes, I'm back to the tomatoes!
It didn't come true for June, but I have hope that it will for July!