However, remaining untouched in my yard under a canopy of trees is a beautiful section of woodland vegetation. Wild flowers, low growing plant life exists creating a moist cool environment for birds, rabbits, butterflies and whatever else passes through on a hot Midwestern day. I love this little corner of my yard best of all. It is magical to me.
Woodland gardening like the English country garden is a seemingly unstructured paradise which is in fact their inherent natural beauty. The internet is filled with resources on creating these environments but does take time to organize and pull your favorites together. I thought this blog would be a good place to gather some of those tips and videos to share. Of course there are lots of resources out there but these are some of my favorites.
This video is a good foundation on layering, sunlight and the natural order of forest growth, followed by a video on the exquisite Garvan Woodland Gardens in Arkansas, USA.