by Rainbow Bobbins
Back in late February the ground under the fir canopy was looking dark and barren. In the past couple of months I relocated four old ferns from around the yard to this space, planted 1 new fern, 6 hostas, 1 heuchera, and last weekend added a Japanese rose (Kerria japonica) . I also had some surprise trillium and dicentra eximia or wild bleeding heart (?) pop up.
Here is a before and after:
Not too dramatic as many of the new hostas are small and the ferns got a major chopping/trama when they were transplanted so they are not looking robust. But I can picture (especially after searching google images for ‘hosta garden’) what it will look like in a couple of years and it will be lovely! Here is another angle:
I’ll do another before and after in a years time. It has been fun to explore shade-lovers. My yard has tons of shade so more research and experimental plantings to come.