Here is western Washington we have a lot of woodland gardens. Woodland gardens are typically grown in full shade and include trees. Woodland plants often need cool moist conditions not full sun or arid areas. Planting native trees, understory shrubs, woodland plants or shade loving perennials can add to the beauty of a garden path or view from a window. Traditional garden flora for moist shade landscapes include bleeding hearts, daffodils, rhododendron, ferns, hydrangea, ivy, Japanese maple, violet and false goat's beard. I'm sure there are many more I've missed. Looking forward to enjoying woodland gardens this spring and summer.
My cards today were made with a woodland garden or two in mind. I used a cutting die from Hot Off the Press called Song Birds Frame. Trees form the frame around the focals, while song birds sit in the branches. I chose to frame some pictures from my collections, one for a thank you card and one for a very special birthday coming soon.
A very favorite spot of our entire family - Discovery Bay on a calm June morning.
This wee one is grown but I want to remind her she will always be a sweet little girl to her Gramma.