Maybe I should move?
I live in central Indiana. It just seems to me that alot of the woods around here just aren't very healthy. The trees aren't healthy, and nothing very interesting grows on the floor. Why is that? Is it just because of my location, or does it have to do with how Hoosiers live?
We own about 33 acres, and have let it grow undisturbed for the 23 years we've lived here (except for removing lots of honeysuckle). But even where the honeysuckle hasn't grown, it's just pretty bland. In the Spring, we mostly get dog-tooth violets and trillium. No ferns or any other flowers. Does this say something for this area, like it's polluted? Or are there some areas that just don't grow much naturally? Thanks.
P.S. In all fairness I have to say that I'm not really great on plant identification, and my 2 kids have required alot of energy for many years, and I haven't searched the woods like I used to).