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Sep 4, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Name: Chuck
Gorham Maine (Zone 5a)
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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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Sep 4, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
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Very nice! I bet it will be a welcome spot on a hot summer day! I love woodland plantings.
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
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Sep 5, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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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.....
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Sep 5, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
yes, perhaps the will protect the nice hosta. Lilies of the valley is a thug but we planted it anyway because I love it.
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Sep 5, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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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
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Sep 6, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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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.....
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Sep 6, 2015 11:07 AM CST
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
Bee Lover Butterflies Container Gardener Echinacea
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
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Sep 6, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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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
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Sep 6, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Name: Chuck
Gorham Maine (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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.
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Sep 6, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Rabbit Keeper Frugal Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level
Plant Identifier Region: Georgia Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter Garden Sages Bookworm
Lovey dubby Group hug to both of you. Your wife is a willing worker with a good eye; she caught you!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Sep 6, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Fabulous!
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Sep 6, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
Bee Lover Butterflies Container Gardener Echinacea
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
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Sep 7, 2015 8:49 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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Another Marilyn.....and like your wife, I love design also....but design of watercolors, my garden is kind of a mish-mash!
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Sep 8, 2015 2:47 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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looking great.. awesome you guys can share a passion together!!
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Nov 1, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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What a great project. Thanks for the series. I love metamorphous projects.
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Nov 2, 2015 11:37 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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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!
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Nov 3, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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Plant Identifier Region: Georgia Native Plants and Wildflowers Composter Garden Sages Bookworm
Confused Was that last post supposed to be in a private Tree-mail? Shrug!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Nov 4, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
Birds Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Art Heucheras
Sorry, Greene....just catching up...never thought of the tree mail....senility, I guess!
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Nov 20, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
I always start out with great plans, and then the varments decide what I can plant there..lol
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Nov 21, 2015 3:17 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
Birds Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Art Heucheras
Yes, deer & chucks & turkeys will do a lot of damage!

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