I know I've already posted about some of my plans for this year's gardens - more bird baths, more Spring flowers - but that's not all I have planned for this year. I have several ideas but the one I will be focusing on first is the back yard shade garden.
There's a dark, empty corner behind our house. Here, take a look:
|Back Corner in April, 2010|
But, finally, last year I convinced the FIL that it was time to throw out the wood. It was rotting and attracting vermin. So, now there's this blank space. It may look neater but it's pretty damn boring.
This year, I plan to put in a shade garden. What you see above is the most sun it gets all day and it doesn't last for long. In the summer it gets even less because our Maple trees keep that side of the house in shade all day. My husband has often said it would be nice to have something there and now is the time.
Using my (very) basic Photoshop skills, I made up a mock-up of what it should look like when I plant some Hosta and some Astilbe. I may add some other plants but for now I'm going to keep it simple and make sure plants will grow there.
|Photoshop Garden - please don't laugh|