Big project coming, north-facing OK?
OK, so we have torn down our old deck in the back yard b/c foundation work needed to be done and the deck needed to be replaced anyway. I told my husband 2013 was the year of remodel for our home, but it looks like it will be the "years", not year! The front of the house was redone last year, now we are moving around back.
Anyway, so we decided that our deck should be built back a little bit differently. Instead of extending the deck all of the way to the edge (corner) of the house, we are going to center the new deck at the back of the house and leave the corner area that use to be under the old deck as a new gardening area. So, this corner will have the brick of the house on one side that makes the corner, and a privacy fence on the other. The back of our house faces Northwest, so this bed, being cornered, will basically face North and be pretty protected with the brick on the east side of it, privacy fence on the south side and a shed on the west side. Does that make sense? I know, pics would be good, but it is dark and cold outside and well, it's not happening right now!
So, here's the question. Is that enough sun for a new hosta garden? Do hostas do well in a north facing bed? Once I started planning this bed, I started thinking back and I have never, ever planted an area that has been north facing in my entire gardening career! Well, that just blew my mind! How in the world could that be! But, it's true, so need some help with this. Will this be too secluded, do you think? Maybe this would be a good place to keep the blues :)