I readily admit that Mother Nature has more impact on the success of my garden than I do. The evidence this year is clear – I followed my normal care routines, but despite some weird weather, new plants and old have done remarkably well. Let me show you – Mother Nature and I are both bragging a bit!
If the rabbits left the new plants alone, then they did really well – robust foliage and great blooms.
Last year I planted a couple of new areas and overhauled a third; they did fine last year but they were clearly new plantings. This year, not only did everything come back, the plantings began to fill in nicely.
First Time Bloomers
Two of my established plants bloomed this year for the first time – what a treat!
The established plants did really well, too, with more blooms and more growth than other years.
And in the fall, the berries on all the native shrubs were plentiful.
There was a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this year!