An Early July Backyard Shade Garden Walk in Green Bay, WI

Gladys King
by Gladys King
At last! Time to enjoy the fruits of our labor. It was a tough winter and spring here in NE Wisconsin but we made it through. Our plants are thriving in the cooler temperatures and plentiful rain showers. The gardens you see are 20 years in the making and are ever growing and changing...........UPDATE......Now, May 1, 2016 ........we are patiently waiting for spring to come (we are well below normal) . . .the plants are just beginning to show. The hostas are just nubs and the gardens are looking pretty barren!
An overview of our back "hollow"
The southern edge of the pond and beyond
Down the garden entry path
Entrance to the lower gardens
The center area of hollow with bridge and swing
Looking back up the entry path
One garden with gazebo and log water feature
The entry path to the back beds
A view from the bridge looking over one bed
One section of the back gardens
Continuing the garden walk
Looking back over the gardens
At the far end of the garden path
From the far side looking back
Our hidden courtyard viewed from our deck
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  • Anne Sackman Anne Sackman on May 01, 2016
    What kind of plants can you plant under pine trees that will grow in Washington state eastside of the mountains.

  • Joan Joan on May 01, 2016
    I would love to have a list of the plants you used. Beautiful!!!

  • Joy1500587 Joy1500587 on May 08, 2016
    What is the plant by pond with large flat leaves looks about 2 ft tall with maybe red stems and a redspot on leaf center?

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