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! Here are a few pix from our garden this week...

image of a hydrangea with blue blooms and a new bud beginning to bloom
Bigleaf hydrangea.

I'm pretty chuffed, because we planted this one. The mature blooms were there when we bought it, but it's taken root and its first new bloom since it's arrival looks ready to burst any day now.

image of a hydrangea with its pink blooms in close-up
Another bigleaf hydrangea.

image of a hydrangea plant with no blooms yet
Another hydrangea, finally getting its first bloom.

image of a plant with tiny purple flowers
Aromatic aster we planted getting its first baby blooms!

image of a tiny succulent plant beside a large succulent plant
Big succulent, little succulent.

The mature succulent was planted by the previous owners. The little succulent was planted by us, as part of a larger succulent garden between the existing succulents and the rose bush.

image of giant pink rose blossoms
Roses, planted by previous owners.

image of tiny purple flowers on a bright green bush
Spiraea Japonica. (Thanks to Shaker SKM for helping me identify this one!)

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

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