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.
This about what it looked like when we started.
Next we cleaned out the area.
We had the need items for the path and to amend the soil when planting.
Installed natural stone steps and cleaned out and placed path.
Then we placed and planted the selected plants
Plants that we planted in the woodland garden,
Sum and Substance
Bleeding Heart - Ivory Heart
Japanese Fairy Bells
Dress up the area and water - all done
So this is our woodland garden, this was fun to do on a nice warm fall day.