Shady Landscapes

Shade gardens offer opportunities to grow a wide variety of lush flowering plants that appreciate protection from blazing sun. Hardy Rhododendrons, spring wildflowers, ferns and Hosta form a restful garden environment, for spending a quiet moment or to view from indoors.

 

SHADY BANK

Rhododendrons, ferns, evergreens and wildflowers thrive in this cool environment.  A thick layer of woodchips was spread on this once-sandy bank before planting.  It quickly decomposed to create a sheet of compost that suppressed weeds and enriched the soil, encouraging a rich variety of plants to thickly clothe the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHADY BOULDER GARDEN

Rock gardens in the shade can harbor wildflowers, hosta and a grand array of tiny ferns and trailing groundcovers. Rhododendrons add height, structure and color to woodland gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING GARDEN IN THE WOODS

Before the trees leaf out, a glorious spread of bulbs and wildflowers make an enchanted forest scene.  Woodchips keep the ground clear until shade-loving groundcovers blanket the soil, creating a lush, sustainable environment.


 

 

 

 

 

 

NATURAL PRIVACY SCREEN

Tired of looking at the neighbor's garage? Flowering trees, shrubs and evergreens makes a tapestry of changing seasonal interest that also provides food and cover for wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE A GARDEN WITHOUT GARDENING

Colorful flowering trees and shrubs surround you in beauty and draw your eyes upward, expanding your garden into the sky. Low maintenance is easy with a deep, woodchip mulch. If you love nature, but don’t have time to “fuss”, we can create this kind of sanctuary for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRCH GROVE FOR QUICK SHADE

No shade? Plant a birch grove, underplant with azaleas, daffodils and groundcovers for a carefree woodland scene that will bring the blessings of welcome shade to a sun-parched landscape.