Starting small woodland
Hello! New here. Finally joined after months of lurking because I do not know what to do with myself during winter without gardening. Go figure. Anyway!
I claimed a little spot in our backyard when we moved here 2 years ago and it is a problematic area. Very...... Getting better though. It is a shaded area with two great dogwoods, and some random bush that can take a beating but produces saplings EVERYWHERE. *shudder*. I am trying to make it into a woodland garden but I got one bit problem. It is incredibly dry. For some of the plants there I dug a little hole and put some pond liner down and planted it. The Jack-In-The-Pulpit. And thats about it. There are other plants in there. 5 different ferns, rhododendrons, spruces, LOV, Solomons Seal (true and false), and I don't remember others.
I can't seem to find native plants unless I dig them up from other places legally and it is very dry there because of the massive maple that suck up every bit of water. What do I do?
By the way. I am just 16, and have to save up for college, car, and other things.