Weekend Gardener

Blog based on my best-selling ebook "The Weekend Gardener"- The Busy Persons' Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden by Victor K. Pryles

Friday, October 20, 2006

A Moist Ground in Woodlands

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno (335 BC - 264 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers


It may be that you live in an area that has a woodland or very moist soils which you would like to landscape.

A moist ground at the edge of the woods is an ideal environment for many plants that don't flourish in the bright heat of a conventional flower garden.

Some I can recommend for this circumstance include:


sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)
foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
Virginia bluebells (Martensia virginica)
marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)


blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
black snakerroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)

And my all time favorite for these moist, near woodland locales--- hostas. They are always happy in these conditions.

Victor K. Pryles
"The Weekend Gardener"

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