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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Plodding Along

Slowly but surely I am progressing through my flower beds.  Yesterday I finished work on this large section of my shade garden under the black walnut tree.



This garden is largely filled in with shade-loving perennials such as hostas, ferns, and astilbe, so there wasn't much planting to do.  However, under those perennials there were a myriad of weeds sprouting.  Unfortunately, it is not a matter of "out of sight, out of mind."  Those little weeds eventually grow and poke up above the plants that hid them.  So I had to go through and carefully pull them out.  I'm sure that I missed a few, but at least now the number of weeds will be manageable.

Some of my astilbe are now in bloom.  I wish that they would bloom all summer, but at least when they are done, they are still an attractive foliage plant.

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2 comments:

  1. I've never seen or heard of astilbe. What an interesting and beautiful plant. Your shade gardens are so so lovely! Wanna come weed here? ha.......

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. Astilbes are a fairly common shade perennial up here. They come in many varieties, and have white, pink or red flowers. And they are deer resistant!
      Sorry, but I have enough weeds to pull here. As I will write in my next post, I am about ready to tackle my biggest weeding job.

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