I am a newbie...Help with rock garden please..
I usually hang out in Cooking. I am new here. I have 14 acres of woods and wetlands, and my house sits on two huge lots. One lot is quite wooded, but has a huge dip in it. It seems to me that it would be the perfect place to create a rock garden with steps down into the dip where we could set a garden table and seating. It is, however, very shady there. Do a lot of the plants you put in rock gardens grow in the shade? Or would I have to take down more trees in this area to make it sunnier? I don't even know if I am creative enough to do this, but I would sure like to try if you think that flowers (you call them alpines?) would grow in the shade. What do you think? Please help out an ignorant newbie here, lol.