Inn at English Meadows (Kennebunk - Kennebunkport, Maine)

Late Spring in the Inn’s gardens

June 17th, 2010 by Elizabeth Arruda

Spring came early in Maine this year.  April was warm and May was alternately sunny then wet.  And June has followed the same pattern.  The result is that garden is confused !  The Lilacs were three weeks early and hit their prime in mid May instead of the first week in June.  

Some daylillies have already bloomed and the others are well on their way.  Hostas are in midseason form already and the lupines are just about done.  Daisies and bee balm are just around the corner and climbing roses are right behind them.     

But the slugs and snails are attacking like armies.  I’ve already gone through about a pound of Sluggo and it hasn’t made much difference.  Right now the snails and slugs are winning but the garden battle has just begun (LOL).   Game on!!!!