Shade Gardening forum: Looking for ideas - shade, black walnut, rocky area.

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Name: TKL
Rochester, NY (Zone 6a)
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renifer
May 17, 2018 6:24 PM CST
So my wife and I have decided to turn around our entire backyard this year! But we're having hard time trying to decide what to do with one ugly area right behind our garage. There used to be some vines -- we ripped them all out! Beneath, rocks, stones, bricks, a stump. It's just nasty! We'll most likely have to raise the bed a bit but we don't know what to do. So, please, feel free to offer some ideas!
Things to keep in mind: sun from sunrise to about 1pm-2pm. Black walnut located nearby, so the ground is definitely contaminated with juglone.
Oh, and let me attach some pics! Thank You!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 17, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Looks like you have plenty of space against foundation for a raised bed and you get enough sun for many plants.This link has a list of plants that will grow by Black Walnut. http://www.mortonarb.org/trees...
Hope this helps
Name: TKL
Rochester, NY (Zone 6a)
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renifer
May 18, 2018 8:49 AM CST
Thank you NJBob, that is a nice list, indeed!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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NJBob
May 18, 2018 5:41 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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