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My tiny woodland area

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    OK, here’s a picture of my woodland area. The total length is only about 35 feet and about 12-13 feet wide. I told you it was small. I still grow about 35-40 different natives in here. On second thought, they probably aren’t all natives, but they are hardy here.

    The blue flowers are Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) and the pink shrub is an Azalea Rosy Lights. This variety was developed at the University of MN in the late 70’s and 80’s. There’s a whole series of them in different colors. They work well in my zone since the flower buds are cold hardy to –35 or –45 F. The fragrance is heavenly – very spicy and slightly sweet.

    This area is so easy to care for. I don’t remove any dead foliage or fallen leaves in the autumn. Everything just decays on it’s own. I toss twigs and small branches I find in other parts of the garden in here and there are even the trunks of a couple of Christmas trees somewhere in there. Weeds are never a problem.

    What else? I use pine needles for the path. Love those things. The black thing is one of my 7 compost bins. Ugly, but needed.


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    So where do all your bulbs and rhizomes live, Skit?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Julie

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    A bit of Eden ! I love it , the pine needles are a wonderful idea I have a large pine in the front yard ,now I know what to do with the needles , I am trying to reduce the size of my lawn . When I lived in Los Angeles I got rid of the lawn except for a piece that was Maybe 8 by 8 foot Azaleas are another one that is a favorite of mine , they remind me of the Oriental garden in Golden Gate Park San Francisco . I wanna go home Thanks for sharing your pictures . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    So where do all your bulbs and rhizomes live, Skit?

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    There's still the front and back yard - the sunny parts.

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    That looks great, Kevin! With that fern in there, it looks really damp and cool and forrest-floorish. Pine needles are good for the azelea, too.

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