Today we're continuing our tour of Linda Skler's garden that we started yesterday. In case you missed what she said yesterday: "I live on Bainbridge Island, a 1/2-hour ferry ride from Seattle. It is truly a great place to garden and is a mecca for gardeners. We have lived on our 1/3 acre for almost 40 years and I have been gardening here for nearly 30, and seriously gardening (which includes constantly digging up MORE grass!) for about 25. After raising 4 boys on a lot that looked like we raised 4 boys, I started to landscape and have never stopped. We don't have a lot of sun on our property anymore due to the giant firs and the ground is very root-bound in places so I have learned to do a lot of shade gardening and really enjoy it. Ferns and hostas are my passion and I love them throughout the shady areas. A lot of the blooming plants have ended now and the grass has dried up but there is still some color and I have wonderful green structure throughout the gardens that continues all year long. Enjoy!" So many details to absorb, Linda. I love your shady plantings.

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