Laurel Statz of Cross Plains, WI showcases last summers prolific bloomers.
"We used to live in a big old farm house with much shade around. I was quite comfortable with shade gardening. Then we built a log home and moved there to bareness. I've had to learn a new kind of gardening with sun and I've been working on growing some shade. There's always the north side of the house, right.
This past summer I got quite serious about adding organic material and rock phosphate to the beds. I was very rewarded for my efforts. The natural soil is clay and gravel and this year I kept a bag of compost with me wherever I worked in the gardens."
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