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.
|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)|