Ok gang, we need to hop in the Mystery Machine and help me figure out what these plants are that are taking up a considerable chunk of my flower beds.
(By the way, I didn’t just date myself. Scooby Doo was on the second round of re-runs by the time I entered the world. Now I just made some of you feel old!)
Below are three photos of plants that I’ve never been able to identify. I’m still a flower growing novice, and these plants were long established before I moved to my home, so I need your help. They’re all perennials, and for as much as know, some of them could just be weeds.
First, we have the “stripe-y leaf shrub.” It grows to be about three feet tall every spring/summer, and toward the autumn shoots out small branches with little red buds:
Next, is the “frosted, Julie thinks you’re ugly plants of no purpose.” They’ve never produced flowers, spread like weeds and grow about two feet tall by mid-summer. They choke out my columbines every year.