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.