Summer Printable | Garden Blooms

First Day of Summer Blooms from the Garden | Free Summer Chalkboard Printable included!Today marks the first day of summer…and I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with a summer printable and some pictures of what’s blooming in my garden. I wish I had more blooms to share but things are a little behind.  The peonies and dianthus are long gone. They came and went so quickly I didn’t even get pictures of the peonies in bloom. Here they are in bud…and I actually love the buds almost as much as I love the blooms.

First Day of Summer Blooms from the Garden | Free Summer Chalkboard Printable included!Right now I have a bumper crop of daylilies…

First day of summer garden blooms along with a free chalkboard printable of a Celia Thaxter quote about summer and the grateful heart.and coreopesis. This coreopsis is all that’s left of the garden I planted 20 years ago. Most everything I planted the first time around died or had to be relocated. Just like the sun rising in the morning, I can count on this coreopsis to provide happy, yellow blooms every June.

First day of summer garden blooms along with a free chalkboard printable of a Celia Thaxter quote about summer and the grateful heart.The clematis just started blooming this week. There are still a boat load of blooms that have yet to burst.

First day of summer garden blooms along with a free chalkboard printable of a Celia Thaxter quote about summer and the grateful heart.Like the clematis, the daisies are in bud and just waiting to open. I look forward to the daisies because they make such a fantastic cut flower. Decorating with daisies is one of my favorite parts of summer.

First day of summer garden blooms along with a free chalkboard printable of a Celia Thaxter quote about summer and the grateful heart.It was a year ago today that Kelly was attacked during an evening walk. She is completely healed physically but occasionally she refuses to go on a walk with me. We get to the end of the driveway and she simply plants herself. I don’t force her, but I honestly don’t know if that’s the right thing to do or not. She walks with my husband and does just fine.

First day of summer garden blooms along with a free chalkboard printable of a Celia Thaxter quote about summer and the grateful heart.We are both looking forward to a peaceful summer, hanging out in the backyard and hopefully taking some nice, long walks. If you are new to On Sutton Place, you can read about Kelly’s attack HERE.

Enjoy the summer printable. If you’ve never printed a chalkboard printable, they come out looking like the real thing. Pop it in a frame and you have instant wall art that’s perfect for the rest of the summer. It also makes a really nice screensaver for your phone.

Summer Printable | Celia Thaxter quote about summer available in a free chalkboard printable. Use for DIY wall decor, crafts, cards, screensavers and more!Click to download Celia Thaxter Summer Quote free printable

Graphics purchased and used with permission from mycutelobster on Etsy.

More gardening inspiration!

How to Plant a Fence Row Garden
Growing Clematis
Peony Watercolor Printables
10 Best Hardy Perennials

Thank you so much for stopping by…
Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

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13 Comments

  1. Vicki Ringer says:

    After admiring your beautiful flowers, I clicked the link and read about the awful instance with Kelly. Your advice was so important – not only for walking with dogs but for anyone walking. Unfortunately, there are bad things around us and we’ve got to be diligent and aware. Walking with earphones is never a good idea for anyone. So glad Kelly has healed physically and know with your family’s love, will heal emotionally, too.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you for your kind words…best wishes to you for a beautiful summer.
      Ann

  2. Sheran Steading says:

    I love coreopsis, too! It makes me smile. Living here in South Carolina, my garden is ahead of yours. My clematis was gorgeous, but long gone along with the peonies. The oak leaf hydrangeas are finishing as are the daisies. The limelight hydrangeas are beginning along with some others. I love the progression, don’t you? It has been so very hot here for June, but the bee balm is spectacular!

  3. Ann, thanks for sharing your beautiful garden areas!

    I love, love the weather vane with the golfer. Do you know where you purchased it?

    Thank you!

    Jan

  4. I’m so sorry to read about your dog.But I’m thankful your baby is doing ok.I have rescues these guys are my 4 legged kids.

  5. I have two pit bulls. I do not own them, they own me. They are the sweetest things in the world and are afraid of our cats. The people that live across the street have a dog – no shots – no collar – no license – all the things my dogs have. He has attacked mine at least 10 times and the last time I finally called the police. To make a long story short, they apologized and then stopped talking to us. My dogs now go outside and look for anything with four legs and want to attack it before it attacks them. I know a trainer would help but I can’t afford one. I now take my dogs outside and take a cane with me. If that dog were to come near mine again, I would club it with the cane. He has ruined my dogs. Pit bulls have a bad reputation but they never did anything to this dog. I’m sorry your dog was attacked and I hope it never happens again but I don’t blame her for now wanting to go for a walk.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m so sorry about your neighbors…and your dogs too. Thank you for taking the time to tell me your story.
      Ann

  6. Kathleen G says:

    Pretty flowers Ann. Perhaps Dawn is right about you and Kelly is associating you with her traumatic incident. Hugs to you and Kelly. Kathleen in Az

  7. I see your daylilies and quickly wonder what happened to mine, there no longer in the garden. I must have dug them out and pitched them last year and forgot. Yours are lovely……I bet your dog senses your fear and won’t take the walk. I know our dog is totally different with my hubby and son, but when she’s with me she’s can sense when I’m nervous about someone or something and she reacts :( Have a great Sunday Ann

  8. Your flowers always look fabulous Ann, and thank you for the printable! I read the story about Kelly, and I am so sorry that happened to her. It breaks my heart to hear things like that, as I am a huge animal lover! Everyone who owns an animal needs to be a RESPONSIBLE pet owner! My husband and I live at the end of our street, and we are surrounded by woods. We constantly have squirrels, rabbits, and deer in our yard all the time, and the dogs are not aloud to bark or chase ANY animals!!! Respect for all living things is our motto, and being an owner of a Pitbull I believe requires extra diligence to help change the perception of my dog. If a dog cannot react/behave in a respectable manner for all things, then it’s my belief that whoever owns the dog, shouldn’t be aloud to have one! Thank God Kelly is ok, and I hope your and your husband have a wonderful Fathers Day:)

  9. Lovely garden. My peonies bloomed in a blink and were gone before I returned from a short trip. Upsetting. Your photo’s are lovely and your puppy too!