We moved to wooded area 2.5 acres. Our woodlands are mainly firs, pines, big leaf maples, vine maples, sword ferns and a lot of tangled blackberry vines. Has anyone here started from scratch turning a wild woodland into a woodland garden? Pictures,? process?
I'm in Port Angeles, WA after living and gardening in Tigard, Oregon for 24 years. Here are two photos of what I started with. The dark watery stuff was grass clippings that had been piled and left to decompose. It smelled like poo! frown. People that walked by our property on Olympic Discovery Trail would stop as I worked and ask if there was a broken sewer. One shovel at a time, one wheel barrel at a time I added the green muck to the flower beds and dug it in. I wore muck boots and had to be very careful not to fall in it!!!! Eventually this mess of branches and ick became the site of the metal
arbor in the pictures.
Patti Sherwood said:Kathy; thank you sooooo much for posting your pictures. Where in Wa. are you? I am in Kalama, a little antiqueing town between Vancouver and Longview. Your list of plants that do well is also very much appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Here's a few pictures of my friend "Fred's" place. He was my inspiration early on in woodland gardening.