|2011: the year the groundcover thrived! Each subsequent year, it looked terrible.|
|My shopping cart full of shade perennials!!|
|Shade garden right after planting - looks like lots of room for things to grow and expand.|
|Garden just beginning to grow as the cherry tree blossoms|
|Early spring shade garden as the cherry blossoms begin to fall.|
|Welcome to spring in Michigan!|
|Early spring forget-me-nots, tulips and hosta|
|The chickadees are always hanging around|
|More forget-me-nots with birdbath in the back|
|Pulmonaria -- with speckled leaves -- were one of the first to bloom this spring |
with bright pink & purplish blue flowers!
|One of several varieties of Coral Bells I planted. Photo is early spring. they just started flowering at the end of May.|
|Another variety of Coral Bells - just starting to flower; Forget-me-nots & hosta.|
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!