Creating A "Hidden Garden"

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  1. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I have plans on making my hidden garden in one corner of my property. It's about 1/4 of an acre right along the private road.



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    The building is my shed and the end of the garden where the entrance will be.

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    Again the shed and the future entrance of the garden.

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    Shed and garden entrance again.

    These pictures are all the sides. I just walked around and snapped pictures. I have planted some Rose Of Sharon on one side and thought that would be what I used to make it hidden. It's going to take an awful lot of them to go all around the garden. As you can see, it will be a shade garden with tables and chairs on that building side.

    It's a very nice spot. I will love to sit in there on a hot summer afternoon with a cool drink.

    I would love to spend the Winter getting ideas from all of you. I know it will take time to realize my dream garden but I have time and this will make me happy on the journey.

    Anyone have ideas for another kind of border or plants I can put in there?

    Barb in Pa.
     
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  3. designshare

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    I don't know sunlight time and most cold temperature.but I suggest to plant myrtle,lilacs,privet.
     
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    Oh that's beautiful. I really like the little log barrier alone the back garden. I can do Myrtle, Lilacs, and Privet but I think they need more sunlight than I will have. It's almost always shade.

    My hidden garden will have no sun and are in zone 6. North Eastern Pa.

    I won't have grass just mulch as it is really in the woods.

    That picture you posted is so nice and really gave me some direction. I thank you very very much.

    Barb in Pa.
     



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    They working Only need an hour sunlight.Or you plant azalea.hope you like a fire pit.



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    A woodsy hidden garden...it sounds magical to me.
     
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    I can't wait to see the progress you make Barb. What a wonderful project to undertake. I just wish I could be there with you to help design and lay it out.
     
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    Creating A "Hidden Garden"

    This little piece of land is just wasting away. I always liked it there, for the animals had good places to live but I realized that across the lane and out back there are so many places for them and when I do this they will have plenty of places to live and eat right in the garden.

    designshare, Those pictures are wonderful I am making a list of plants and things for this spot and a fire pit will definitely be on the list.

    I am going to clear more out of the center. I had started it but never took the pile away. We have to clear the poison ivy away in the Spring and there is a huge pile of trees and branches to be chipped away. The chippings will go right back into the little forest.

    Kathy, "A woodsy hidden garden...it sounds magical
    to me."

    That is exactly what I want it to be. Doesn't it sound great?

    There will be electric up there and we can have a water thingie. Not sure what, for I already have a good size pond and a very new little pond, thanks to my neighbor, and a little water fountain in this little garden about "1 yard triangle".

    Thanks for the thoughts and comments.
    Barb in Pa.
     
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    Sounds like a fun under-taking. I look forward to seeing all your hard work and progress.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Barb, to give you a start on possible plants for you new garden, check out those shown HERE I did an advanced search in our plant database and came up with several that would do well in full shade in your hardiness zone.
     
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    Creating A "Hidden Garden"

    Thanks Toni, I just found that area of this site and am still learning about it. I added more on my plant list for this garden and will investigate more in our plant category later today.

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    designshare---your photos are very pretty. A very appealing spot. Did you design it yourself?
     
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    Creating A "Hidden Garden"

    I am familiar with those and never thought of them. I already have bleeding heart.

    I have some things started from clippings of things in the greenhouse so I can plant them in the Spring. I have clippings of roses also that I thought I would put on the outer side. It gets lots of sun there.

    I am trying to start as many plants as I can to save money. :p

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    Don't forget spring bulbs. They look so pretty naturalized in a deciduous wooded area :stew1:
     

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