My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

June Blooms

Now that July has arrived I thought I would share what June brought to my garden.
The month of June has a special place in my heart. It was my sweet mothers name, (now two great grandaughters have it as a middle name) and also the month in which she was born. It is the official month of summer, and also when some of my favorte flowers bloom.


I planted pansies last Fall. Can't believe that they still look this pretty!
Normally I would have pulled them out by now. I guess all that Spring
rain helped. I've planted some petunias so there will be color when they
finally are spent. Don't you love that word 'Spent"? Just tells it like it is.
Sometimes we ourselves feel a little 'spent' after working hard and trying
to look good all day.



Sweet Peas-these are among my favorites

Delphiniums- Another favorite

Sweet Williams


Lillies, these were just given to me a few weeks ago, by my
friend, Shelley. Wasn't sure if they'd bloom this year.



Ground cover, Snow in the Summer




carnations

Salvia


Scabiosa


Coral Bells

Spiderwort

Wild Geranium

Penstemon-Husker Red
Jupiters Beard

Most of these are starts that I brought from my Highland home last Fall.
Don't you love that they are so willing to be moved to a new home?
In fact, sometimes they thrive in a new environment.