Over the years, the garden has transformed from a partly sunny area, where many flowers and herbs could manage with part shade; to a dense, shady retreat that is dominated by foliage standouts and undemanding flowers and shrubs. Hostas and daylilies were favorites for years. But as the shade encroached, the daylilies were crowded out, and many hostas were at risk of being lost under the rhododendrons.
Furthermore, as many trees grew and aged, some suffered significant storm damage from the brutal nor’easters that dumped heavy snow in the spring. But leafy ground covers help to add textural interest along the ground. Goatsbeard, Lenten roses, tall phlox and ferns have meandered around the garden, filling spaces where the less sturdy succumbed to the elements.
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Rohodendron with Hostas
Honeybee on Winterberry Holly
Goatsbeard with Hosta ‘Great Expectations’
Lychnis with Umbrella Pine
Joe Pye Weed with Hosta ‘Northern Exposure’
Hosta ‘Janet’ with Daphne
Hosta ‘Hadspen Blue’
Dwarf Japanese Solomon’s Seal
Hosta ‘Stiletto’ with Hosta ‘Janet’ and Hosta Albomarginata
As spring progresses, plants continue to dazzle us with their beauty. Each day brings forth new blossoms of many shapes, sizes, and colors. Enjoy this selection of woodland and groundcover species, which have opened up recently in Mother Oak’s Garden.