June in Maine is an exciting time. The perennials are beginning to bloom and many need to be divided as they have outgrown their proper spots in the garden. Even my latest planted hosta beds are really coming into their own now. Some of the older plants in the newer beds are entering their third year and their size has increased tremendously. The rhododendrons which I have planted in each of the beds are just beginning to bloom and they too have lots of new growth. The bleeding hearts are still in bloom and are just breathtaking,
particularly the Gold Heart. My pine needle mulch is beginning to be thick enough in the newer gardens to help with weed control although some always manage to plant their feet and I methodically try to search them out early in season so they won't invite their friends to join them!