The Woodland Garden Today – May 25, 2021

The woodland garden occupies about 15 percent of our lot. We wanted pathways and views that echoed the woodlands of New England with which we were familiar. This part of the garden grew haphazardly as we found plants to add. At some point in the past several years, it began to coalesce as a landscape. Only the tiny areas that we are still developing look garden-like. Nature has assumed control.

The majority looks like a woodland border area shaded, dappled sunlight, and a bright sunny area fringe. May is an interesting time in the Woodland garden with lots of plants in bloom.


We’ve placed a glider where we can look at the pond and our woodland garden. Our little garden provides a transition zone for the woods that lie in the back of our lot.