Filling up my backyard ...

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  1. Tina

    Tina Young Pine

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    As some of you know, I have been trying to create a garden in my new backyard. We made a lot of progress but the right end is still empty after we cleared out the bushes and weeds.
    Here are two pictures of the area now :

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    Backyard right end ( photo / image / picture from Tina's Garden )

    Here is a close up :
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    Backyard right end ( photo / image / picture from Tina's Garden )

    The stones that you see form a small path. I want to plant something behind the path (towards the fence). Can you please give me some ideas on what will look good in the areas I circled in red?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. Clay_22

    Clay_22 In Flower

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    Maybe Hostas
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Agree Hosta would be great there. Buy about 2 expensive ones and many cheap one to fill it in and you will be good to go.
     
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  5. Tina

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    OK. Any other suggestions?
     



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  6. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Any of your shade plants: primroses, trilliums, pacific bleeding hearts, ferns. The area looks dry so if you stay with natives like salal (Gaultheria shallon) you would have less maintenance and watering. It isn't a very large area so you probably won't need very many varieties of plants. Just look for different textures for interest. Don't forget a seating area close by. Every gathering we've had this summer everyone gravitates to the woodland garden and we end up hanging out there.
     
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    Thanks Jewell. I do have salals in this area. In fact, I have pulled out a lot of salals as they were taking over. Yes, I will certainly put a sitting arrangement too.
     

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