I wanted to post a thank you here. I saw a pic of your shade garden on
your website last year and it inspired me to do something with my
"dogpatch" on the other side of my garage. Previous owners neglected
the area. It's now my little sanctuary.
The space is ~ 15' x 40' or so of shade and was a bit of dry clumpy
grass with weeds along a 6' fence between the garage and the
neighbor's yard. I put a 2' river rock border next to the garage, hung
white tubelights under the eave of the garage (on timer at night), put
in a ~4' bed of mulch along the fence gradually adding plants to it as
friends' and neighbor's generosity (we all share) and $ are available.
Now I have an arrowwood viburnum, 2 types of hydrangea, climbing
hydrangea on the fence, a couple azaleas, ~6 types of hostas, hardy
geranium, rocket and dentata ligularia, some columbine, some
"ditchweed" orange daylillies and a few ferns. Next up is putting in
an oriental-style fountain (donated), mini-flagstone patio, and a nice
wrought-iron arch ($).
Just a thanks.