I have decided to try to do 'something' with the woods in front of my house. I hope I can ask the right questions. There are lots of oak trees, moss and huckleberries. I want to plant ferns, hostas, astilbies and have already planted one of each of those plus I am trying to border one side of the drive with lillyturf. Before I go any further and cause myself any heartache I thought I should get some advice. Are the plants I mentioned above going to flourish where moss grows? I think of all woodland plants growing together, but I have a feeling it can't be that simple,lol. I am also interested in many of the wildflowers.....jack-in-the-pulpit, trillium, ginger, may apples, etc. (I had Indian pipe growing in my rhododendruns one year!)
I set out a 'Bressingham Beauty' astilbie, will it spread, does anyone know?
I also wondered if I can get some of the wild grasses and weeds out of the moss?
Thanks for any help at all.
Blue Ridge Mts.