With the grass a distant memory, I mixed in lots of compost and topsoil, raided my stash of landscape boulders and then transplanted the shade lovers flourishing beneath the pin oak slated for removal.
And I had an excuse to go shopping (whoo-hoo!) for more shade-loving plants. I experimented with an azalea,
It's not all shade here. There are dianthus along the sunny edge.
And the hardy groundcover in the dry, hot corner that gets
More trees are joining the forest crew--last year a seedling Japanese maple and a dawn redwood
I may have neglected to mention that our forest is only six feet by ten feet, but size isn't as important as the wonderful feel that this small area now adds to our cottage.
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