Is a garden ever complete? probably not, as when you sit back and observe you see something that might be changed. But for now we are saying the back shade garden is complete.
Planning for this garden started last year when we started collecting logs from the landfill site. This is how it looked in early spring.
Now it has been filled with ferns, trillium, hosta, columbine, bleeding heart and astilbe. We went shopping for all of these plants in the front shade garden. When I looked at the prices at the garden centres I was amazed, and realized we had saved ourselves an lot of money.
Our weather has been very changeable, lots of rain with the odd sunny day sandwiched in between. It was a great time to transplant.
The rescued logs which form the back of this garden (see early spring photo) will soon be hidden by the ferns. Some of the logs are different heights and one of them was already shaped enough to add a little roof. Will it be a birdhouse? or a fairy house? or will it stay as it is? Check back on the next update to see what we do with it.
We are really pleased with this new garden area. Now when the dishes are being done we can look to the back of the garden and look at this area.
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