“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
You may not have a true forest on your property, but you can mimic a cool, woodland garden with native shrubs, trees and perennials.
The garden design shown here is a partial or high shade planting that allows some light to filter through and allows woodland edge plants to thrive along with true shade-lovers like Wild Ginger, Jacob’s Ladder, Celandine Poppy and Virginia Bluebells. The suggested trees and shrubs offer both seasonal color and food and cover for wildlife. Add a bench for relaxing and to provide a sense of organization and purpose.