"We" moved two hydrangeas to this bed and now I feel like we have some real structure or foundation for the back garden. The big purple-y pink hydrangea (#1) will anchor this section. In a few short weeks I'll be adding some bedding plants, so we won't have so much visible soil. I bought Preen for the first time in my garden life, and I plan to use it liberally to prevent weed seedlings. My knees need the edge on weeding.
More dependable hosta are making an appearance. It is so amazing how their tips rise through the hardest crust. These days they grow at least three inches every day. Stand back!
Celandine Poppies have reseeded all over the shade garden and where once were two purchased plants I now have nine. I love their flowers and leaves. The European Ginger is surrounded by the Celandine upshoots.
Every good garden has a compost pile, and ours is huge. Chester loves the smells. The greenery is the discarded phlox, which I am sure will make this a colorful spot this summer. Grrrr.
My sister Brooke, et famille, bought this house just yesterday! I am so happy for them and so happy that they are staying here in Tennessee. Yay!!!