Northeast Gardening forum: New Wooded Garden

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Name: Chuck
Gorham Maine (Zone 5a)
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dogwalker
Sep 4, 2015 5:54 PM CST
We had a small shade garden at our former house and wanted to put in some type of shaded area in Maine. In checking around our son's property where we rent for the possibility of new gardens we noticed an area that was wooded and shaded. We thought this might be a good spot for a shade related garden. It is a passage way between the driveway and the large mowed field beyond.
It already had a nice ground cover of vinca, tall garden phlox, Solomon seal and a wild white rose.
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This about what it looked like when we started.

Next we cleaned out the area.
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We had the need items for the path and to amend the soil when planting.
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Installed natural stone steps and cleaned out and placed path.
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Then we placed and planted the selected plants
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Plants that we planted in the woodland garden,

Sum and Substance
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Komoto Dragon
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Bleeding Heart - Ivory Heart
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Maui Buttercups
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Paul's Glory
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Liberty
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Japanese Fairy Bells
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Chocoholic Snakeroot
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Drinking Guord
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Dress up the area and water - all done
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So this is our woodland garden, this was fun to do on a nice warm fall day.

Life is a journey of adventure and discovery, sail bravely into each new day.
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Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Sep 4, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Very nice! I bet it will be a welcome spot on a hot summer day! I love woodland plantings.
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Sep 5, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Great job, Chuck! You have a nice selection of plants.....if you are looking for another shade plant that deer do not like, try hellebore.....
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 5, 2015 10:33 AM CST
yes, perhaps the will protect the nice hosta. Lilies of the valley is a thug but we planted it anyway because I love it.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 5, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Thumbs up dogwalker, great job.
I'm undecided if I should invite you to do the same thing to my yard or if I should invite myself to Maine to enjoy the shade. Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Sep 6, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Savannah hot this summer? CT was hot, lots of days in the high 80s & 90s.....and no ocean breeze to cool us....too far from Long Island Sound.....
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Sep 6, 2015 11:07 AM CST
Hi Greene! It's a beautiful day in Enfield today! Another heat wave starts tomorrow! Thumbs down
Then, finally, rain later this week! But you can come visit my garden anytime! πŸ˜€
β€œToo often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 6, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Excuse me dogwalker; don't mean to tread on your thread. Just a quick hello to Janice...
Hello phoebesviolets! Long time no see.

Okay, back to the shade garden in Maine. Hey dogwalker, who is the person doing all the work in the photos? Thumbs up
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Name: Chuck
Gorham Maine (Zone 5a)
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dogwalker
Sep 6, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Don't even worry about the straying, reconnecting with friends is great where ever it happens.
The lovely lady in the pictures is my wife of 40 years, Marilyn.
She is the brains behind design and layout. I'm the one who research what plants would well where.
I must say she is always proving to be the better eye for location and placement. Like a little kid going for an ice cream, all you have to do is mention garden center and she is out the door.
Chuck
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Marilyn's design

Life is a journey of adventure and discovery, sail bravely into each new day.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 6, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Lovey dubby Group hug to both of you. Your wife is a willing worker with a good eye; she caught you!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 6, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Fabulous!
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Sep 6, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Very pretty! Love the teamwork! And I'm just like your wife when it comes to garden planning and shopping! Lovey dubby
β€œToo often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Sep 7, 2015 8:49 AM CST
Another Marilyn.....and like your wife, I love design also....but design of watercolors, my garden is kind of a mish-mash!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 8, 2015 2:47 AM CST

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looking great.. awesome you guys can share a passion together!!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 1, 2015 10:05 AM CST
What a great project. Thanks for the series. I love metamorphous projects.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Nov 2, 2015 11:37 AM CST
Hey, JoAnn! Have missed you....how did the knee op go? Was in Pittsford for a quick visit on Oct 3&4....went to the farmer's market, Lollipop Farm, & Wayside, also a bird store.....weather was cold!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 3, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Confused Was that last post supposed to be in a private Tree-mail? Shrug!
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Nov 4, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Sorry, Greene....just catching up...never thought of the tree mail....senility, I guess!
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
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makap
Nov 20, 2015 8:19 AM CST
I always start out with great plans, and then the varments decide what I can plant there..lol
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Nov 21, 2015 3:17 PM CST
Yes, deer & chucks & turkeys will do a lot of damage!

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