Design my (Small) Native Garden
I have an area right behind my house that needs some sprucing up. It's not very large - approximately 4'x12'.
Details: Zone 6b, part sun to shade; clay loam; soil does not drain very well but there's no standing water after a good rain; I have large dogs.
I was thinking about a smaller witch hazel variety under-planted with lobelia or something like that but what are your ideas? In the photo, the stepping stones can be moved or removed if necessary to expand a bit and to the right of those is a native flower bed containing milkweeds, ironweed, joe pye weed, coneflowers, blackeyed susans, asters, goldenrod, and a serviceberry tree.
Thanks for any help and guidance you can provide!