We are experiencing unusual drought conditions here and the garden and gardener are suffering. One of the best places to work on cool mornings, usually before 9am, is the shady path area. Here is a photo update.
First you see the area that we weeded and covered in cardboard to discourage the wild berries and weeds that grew there. We figure it will be late fall or early spring before we can plant here.
Just beyond there is a curve where I kept many of the ferns and relocated a few hostas .
Ahead you can see a holding bed (with astrantia, hepatica, tiarella, pulmonaria and more) and to the right is a board to show where I hope a new bench will go.
More hostas and ferns line the pathway.
Here the “secret” trail ends by our shade/part shade garden into the lawn area. On the right you can see that I have kept many of the huckleberries.
Things are growing and most are doing well as long as the watering continues! I am eager to see how the Witchhazels and Corylopsis will grow. At the moment, the Cornus mas has Clematis Yukikomachi blooming in its branches.
The Oakleaf hydrangeas I planted are in bloom as is the Veronicastrum.
There will be bulbs arriving this fall. Have you ordered yours?