The Woodland Garden

The Woodland Garden

One medium to large tree is enough to start a small woodland garden, and if you are lucky enough to own a whole woodlot, consider the awesome garden possibilities before you start cutting! Shade is one of the prerequisites for a woodland garden. Proper soil is the other. MOST of the plants that grow in woodland conditions are adapted to soil which has had the benefit of many generations of leaf-fall and decomposition: namely, dark, rich, humusy soil. If your soil is more on the sandy or clayey side, not to worry, there are remedies. For the smaller areas, the easiest remedy would be to order a load of loamy soil. One yard of soil will cover 100 sq.ft. right for our purposes. If importing soil is cost prohibitive, good results can still be achieved by incorporating compost and organic material. Generally incorporating as much compost and OM as possible will improve clay and sand soils and create good conditions for woodland plants. You may or may not want to till in the compost the first year, depending on a few things, including tree roots. of well composted organic matter should be added every year, and it is not necessary to till at all. This will simulate natural forest conditions and create lush healthy plants.

Woodland gardening is a great opportunity for sustainable landscaping. There are many native species to choose from, as well as a number of unique non-invasive non-natives which you may want to use sparingly for their interesting textures and forms. Creating a layered garden also creates the perfect habitat for attracting many types of wildife, from birds to toads and salamanders and a wide variety of beneficial insects. Woodland gardens like to be slightly moist, but are also very good at conserving water, and all the shade helps keep the ground and air under the canopy cool. Occasional and minimal watering should be sufficient, and plant selection can be tailored for especially dry shady spots.

Source: ferncreekdesign.org

Timber Press The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest
Book (Timber Press)

You might also like:

Scarlett @ Design a fireplace woodland …
Scarlett @ Design a fireplace woodland …
Enhanced Shade Woodland Garden
Enhanced Shade Woodland Garden

I've been playing around with

Virtual Designer from the BBC.Co.Uk website for my gardening blog and I like it a alot. It has a limited amount of plants but it's free and you can check your design as you go in 3D and when you're done you can tour your garden in 3D and walk around it and you can even save a few different drafts. You can use it on the website or download it to your computer.
I know there are some that are probably better to use but it's simple and in 3D and I can't really knock it since it's free.

Quality Model Invests $3 Million To Expand Its Orangeburg County, South ..  — Area Development Online
The company specializes in serving the power sports, industrial, automotive and aftermarket, and lawn and garden industries with leading value-added products and services such as design, tool building, manufacturing, secondary assembly and painting.

VILLAGE SPORTS  — Garden City News
During the Christmas Break, the Garden City Recreation Department will offer a gym program for children in the St.Paul's Fieldhouse on December 26, 27, 30 and January 2 and 3. This program is open to youngsters of the Inc.

Kalmbach Books Jewelry Designs from Nature: Woodlands, Gardens, Sea: Art Bead Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature
Book (Kalmbach Books)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Cassell Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden: Shade-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest
Book (Cassell)
Clarkson Potter The Natural Shade Garden
Book (Clarkson Potter)
  • Ken Druse
  • gardening
  • botany.
Design Toscano ON SALE! Woodie, the Woodland Fox Garden Statue
Lawn & Patio (Design Toscano)
  • Cast in quality designer resin
  • Hand painted
  • Design Toscano exclusive

Related posts:

  1. Colonial Garden Design
  2. Wedding Garden Design
  3. Victorian Garden Design
  4. Unique Garden Designs
  5. Tips for garden design

  • Avatar stepmadlin Can anyone recommend a company in Glasgow who do mono blocking and/or garden design?
    Mar 08, 2007 by stepmadlin | Posted in Garden & Landscape

    I'm looking for a company near Glasgow to do our driveway and I was going to go with mono block. What should I be asking these companies so I don't get ripped off? Also we want to landscape our back garden which has a s …uld need to put up an 8ft fence if we go for decking. Do you need planning permission for that? There is only woodland behind us. Can anyone out there recommend a company for either? Many thanks.
    Glasgow, Scotland!

    • Gilmour ground@tiscaly.co.uk.