We visited Yvonne’s new Virginia garden (Yvonne’s New Garden in Virginia) on the GPOD before, and today she’s sharing more.
I’m sending two sets of pictures—one for the woodland walk and the second for the Japanese-inspired garden. I’m especially proud of these sections, as I designed and planted them myself (with the exception of the trees and largest shrubs). The “woodland” when we moved in five years ago consisted of several black walnut trees, two native black cherries, two native persimmons, tons of invasive bamboo, poison ivy, bramble, weeds, and wild onions. We cleared out most of the nontree scrub and planted seven new trees.
In this “before” picture, you can see the landscape tarp we put down for 18 months afterward to try and suppress the wild onions. We then planted more understory trees, and over the next three years planted several shrubs and perennials. I’ve put in quite a few ground covers to outgrow the weeds and remaining wild onions.
Stone and wood slice walkways provide an easy path through the woodland. Evergreen conifers and shrubs provide structure and boundary hedging.
I focus on interesting color and variegation in foliage.
Many of the plants in the Japanese-inspired garden are from Asia, as is, of course, this Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9).
If you want to see more from Yvonne’s beautiful garden, check out her instagram: @rosemama20
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