Organic Emily

Early June Bloomers

Check out what’s blooming in my yard this week!

Blue Perennial Salvia

A Honey Bee favorite!  Blooms late spring early summer just before lavender!  Cut it back once it’s finished blooming to give it another chance to bloom a second time!


Day lilies add bright vibrant color to the garden blooming all summer long!

Jackmanni Clematis

This beautiful Clematis blooms all June long right by my back door!   Give it a big enough trellis to climb and you will see blooms everywhere!


A pretty vibrant pink perennial that grows low to the ground.  Great for borders and edges!

blue sage

Blue sage is another bee loving plant when in bloom!  This medium size perennial is beautiful and aromatic!


Another perennial herb that can be placed in the flower beds with it’s pretty purple blossoms!  Be sure to pluck off the flowers once they dry, unless you want to spread new chive plants all over for next year!


I love corabell’s!  Their long blossoms make for beautiful bursts of color in a spring bouquet!  The foliage is low growing with taller wispy blooms.  They do best in part sun/shade.

ground cover 1

My yard is filled with different kinds of water-wise perennial ground cover to keep the weeds at bay !  I love this one because the bees benefit too!  Just be sure to watch your step!

English Daisey's

These little plants create a nice border bursting with color all spring and early summer long!  They may even last a little longer in shadier spots!


Some of my many lavender plants are getting ready to bloom and will be soon covered with honeybees!  I’ll be harvesting the blossoms for may purposes!

English Thyme

Thyme!  One of my favorite herbs!  The bees love this one too since I didn’t cut it back before it flowered!

Mock Orange

This lovely shrub can get up to 6 feet tall!  It is known for it’s lovely citrus scented blooms and sits on the east side of the workshop out in back!

Old Fashioned Rose

These old fashioned roses have a divine scent!  They also provide rose hips high in vitamin C after the blossoms produce!

Pin Cushion Flower

A dainty perennial that blooms all summer long!  Low to medium growing in height.

Pink Peony

One of many peonies in my garden!  This is the first one to bloom in my yard.  This year she had 24 blooms!

Salmon Pink Poppy

Have you seen a prettier Poppy?!  I need more of these!


Another bee loving shrub with blossoms I wish would last all summer long!


Yarrow’s  bright and cheery flowers bloom all summer long!  Not only does it add color to the garden but it also has medicinal purposes too!  Look for my post on medicinal purposes for yarrow soon!

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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