There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. quote / saying by Janet Kilburn Phillips
I have always wanted a beautiful garden with paths and walkways throughout that open up into a little area to sit and read or just relax, and big lush flowers and plants with sculptures that peak around greenery. However, I am pretty sure the color of my thumb is NOT green!! As I strolled around my yard this weekend I was surprised by a few of my flowers that seemed to be flourishing! Others, well, not so much. The ideas in my head are always much more grand than they turn out to be, but for now I will have to live with what I am able to do.
I usually can't go wrong with Astilbe, and they seem to do really well in my shade garden.
I actually purchased my hydrangea bush from Springhill Nursery. It didn't do so well the first couple of years but for some reason this year it really took off! I was so excited because I was waiting to cut some flowers and put them inside and I think that this is the first year I will be able to do that!
The blooms are so beautiful in the soft pink and creams!
My lilies seem to do well anywhere I plant them. I even pulled some out a couple years ago and put them in our woods and they found root and bloomed!
My master gardener!
My fish that seems to stand the test of the elements. He literally swam last year when our area flooded and so did my garden!
I got my cat fisherman up north and I love him!! He sways in the breeze looking for fish!
My flower boxes have always seemed to flourish. I love these planters because they are the self-watering, I fill them up once a week and they slowly release water from the bottom!
However, not sure what is going on this year, my true gardening colors are coming out with this planter!
And of course the pathway that I have always wanted..........doesn't really go anywhere special unless you consider the dog area a dream!
For now, I enjoy sitting on my deck and looking art my garden while ideas around in my head as to what I could do, watching my birds and squirrels wonder from the bird feeder to their homes. One thing that I am quickly learning though is that gardens are definitely a work in progress!
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