New garden in the 'woods'
Part of our cottage lot is 'wooded' - when the kids were small we referred to it as the '100 acre woods' a la Winnie the Pooh, but it is really about 1/4 acre of wild lilac and sumac with a few ancient oaks and pines. Much if it is a hill of blasting rubble piled there about 60 years ago while installing a septic system. One would think that 60 years accumulation of fallen leaves would produce some planting medium, but one would be wrong. Hand picking rocks to excavate a depression and filling it with bags of three way and compost seems to be the best alternative. This summer I started a beautification project, and have 4 'planting pockets' prepared. I popped some late summer bargain hostas in two of them. Fingers crossed. I'll have fun next spring.