Shaker Gardens

Happy first day of summer (in this part of the world)!

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 shrub bearing tons of small yellow flowers
Coreopsis Zagreb, aka tickseed.

image of a budding bloom on a hydrangea
Its first bloom since we planted it! Yayayayay!

(We've got a plan to treat the leaf spot disease you can see in that photo. It's a drag, but we'll figure it out, if the weather ever gives us a break from the rain.)

image of a bright purple bloom on a hydrangea
The first mature bloom on one of the hydrangeas we planted!

I am very excited that we are managing to keep some things alive in our garden! (I may be slightly over-invested in these plants which may be filling a cat-shaped hole in my heart at the moment.) We also planted several lilac twigs which have just started sprouting leaves, which is pretty cool. Hopefully we'll have some lilac blooms next year!

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

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