Shaker Gardens

As I have mentioned previously, I lack a green thumb in the worst way, but I have decided that this is the year I am going to try to learn how to grow things! Iain's thumbs aren't any greener than mine are, but he is fully on board with trying to learn. So a lot of our week off was spent picking out plants, weeding the existing beds, pulling out some old shrubs and things, and then planting the new seedlings we bought.

Everything is still living so far (touch wood!), but also too new to be interesting photo-wise, so here are a few pix of more mature things from around the garden planted by the previous owner, which we now do our best to keep alive and thriving!

image of white, star-shaped blooms
Kousa dogwood blooms.

image of a yellow tulip bloom being held by my hand
Yellow poplar (aka tulip tree) bloom.

image of a cluster of small pink blooms on a bush
I don't know the name of this bush. Maybe a viburnum...?

image of a small, bright, dark pink bloom being held between my fingers
Fallen fuchsia bloom.

And finally, a picture of some begonias (with companion plant) and, in the background, a hanging fuchsia plant we bought:

image of a basket of bright pink begonias

As always, you are welcome and encouraged to share stories and pix of what's happening in your garden!

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