Lyle Johnson's garden is beautiful, and a good reminder that sun and shade can come and go.
"I am enclosing some photos of my garden in Galesburg, IL. I began with a foundation planting in 1987 and as the years went by I worked my way around the house and into the back yard. The front yard has always been full sun, but the rear was mostly shade when I started. My neighbor to the west had a gigantic Elm that gave me lots of afternoon shade and I had a large Walnut and a Silver Maple. But over the years I had to adjust from shade to sun because the Elm and Silver Maple have had to be removed. I still have quite a bit of shade from the Walnut and a Cockspur Hawthorn near my patio and a Honey Locust on the south side of the house."
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