June is one of my most favorite times of year in Vermont. Everything is just so green! The weather for the most part is perfect, with warm, sunny days and cool nights. During the busy month of June there are more than enough projects to keep us busy. It’s finally warm enough to get out into the garden! By the first week in June the garden is planted and it’s time to weed and mulch the flowerbeds.
The lilac bushes are just about past. When the flowers are blooming the swallowtail butterflies visit the blossoms.
Our rhubarb is once again producing an abundance of rhubarb. I found a wonderful recipe for Vanilla Rhubarb Jam, which I think I will have to try. How can I not preserve this wonderful harvest? I may make a rhubarb cake as well.
During this busy month of June we have been working like crazy to get the flowerbeds weeded and mulched. Our realtor is planning to send over a professional photographer to take some pictures. We’ve had some good showings in the last few weeks, but no offers yet.
June is also when the flowers start to show their glory. We have numerous lupines on the property; they are one of my favorites.
There is also Lily of the Valley, which smell heavenly. Before long our early day lilies and all the iris will burst forth in bloom as well. June in Vermont is such a beautiful time of year, even if it is such a busy month.
The field strawberries will be producing soon followed by our garden strawberries. Each year I make at least one batch of Wild Strawberry Muffins for my husband. He picks the tiny berries and I make the muffins.
We are looking forward to downsizing and making some changes in our life, but there are many things I will miss about Vermont. Everywhere I look there is so much beauty especially during the busy month of June!