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Woodland Garden Design Plan

An existing Hawthorn Grove inspired a desire to increase the amount of woodland gardens we had in our back yard. A large area of mainly grapevine and raspberry canes was cleared one spring and in it's place I started a woodland designed with fall colour in mind. As many native Ontario trees and shrubs were saved as possible.

The next year I extended the Woodland Garden as far as I could into our lawn area. I was somewhat limited as to how far I could extend the woodland as I did not want to plant trees to close to our septic system.

The back area is where we hide our compost bid (very large!) and woodpile.

A garden plan and complete plant list appears below.

Woodland I Garden Design Plan
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TREES Berberis 'Emerald 'Carousel' (114)
Acer rubrum 'Franksred' - red maple

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (6)

Acer saccharum 'Legacy' - sugar maple Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold' (61)
Amelanchier grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' (93) Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (116)
Ash (existing tree) Forsythia 'Fiesta' (117)
Carpinus Caroliniana - Blue Beech Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' (118)
Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe tree Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' (83)
Evergreens - various Kolkwitzia amabilis - Beauty Bush (123)
Ostrya virginiana - Ironwood Ligustrum x vicaryi - Golden Privet (122)
  Lonicera tatarica - Tartarian Honeysuckle (84)
Picea Glauca - white spruce Physocarpus opulifolius - Purple Ninebark (37)
Pinus strobus - white pine Picea pungens 'Globosa' - Globe Blue Spruce (41)
Prunus serotina - black cherry (native) Spiraea bumalda 'Goldmound' (35)
Tsuga canadensis - Canadian hemlock Spirea japonica 'Neon Flash' (13)
Viburnum lantana Mohican - Wayfaring Tree Symphoricarpos x doorenbossii 'Marleen' (157)
Wild apple (native) Syringa prestonia 'Pocahantas' - Preston Lilac (139)
MAIN SHRUBS Viburnum plic. F. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake' (58)
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (85) Weigela florida 'Wine & Roses' (14)
Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic' - Black Chokeberry (130) Weigela florida 'French Lace' (75)