It's funny -- at first, I was really frustrated by how much shade there is in my front yard, and had plans to get the village to trim back the parkway trees as much as possible, to maximize sun. Sun = flowers, right? But I'm a bit torn now, because I'm realizing that I really do love the woodland garden look, and I want a lovely large patch of it. So it shouldn't get too
sunny in front.
This is just a quick list of what I'd like in the woodland shade garden, to remind myself:
Have already (though need more):
- Jacob's ladder
- Christmas fern
- meadow rue
- bleeding heart
To add this fall:
- small bulbs: lily of the valley, bluebells, wood anemone, snowdrop, scilla, squill
- irises (possibly my favorite flower)
- helleborus (will they have this in the garden stores in fall, or will I need to wait for spring?)
To add in spring:
- maidenhair fern
- spring beauties?
I do have some small bulbs in that area already, but I'm not at all sure where. Sigh. Need to keep better garden notes!