Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

North Carolina CORN!

July 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The North Trail Series – a new entrance to the east end

Prior to a redesign this spring, the east entrance to The North Trail just faded off into a composting and rainwater retention area.  It was often swampy and inaccessible following heavy … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The North Trail Series – what you see in a picture doesn’t happen instantly!

It is so easy to look at a picture of a beautiful garden and think “I can create that look in my own gardens – right now”.  And this is … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The North Trail Series – a new entrance to the west end

This began as a single post, sharing with you the process of creating a new entrance for the west end of The North Trail.  As I perused my collection of … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calla Lilies – what do they really need?

I was crouched by the edge of a garden bed on the north side of my house, leaning in close to my calla lilies, whispering things like “Just tell me … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Secrets to Happiness

The Five Secrets to Achieving Happiness in your Garden is a post on the blog titled May Dreams Gardens.  These five secrets are often floating through my thoughts, repeatedly reminding me … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Is it Yew?

  Seriously, though, this is a shrub/tree I spotted while driving through my little town recently.  Here is a photograph showing the many trunks, after it appears the homeowner decided … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 5 Comments