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A Shady Home in River Forest

This garden lies in the shade of several large Elm trees. The main problem in not the shade the Elms produce but their many seeds which sprout all over the garden.

This raised bed is made with brick pavers ...

... with more brickwork along the walk ...

... and around the trees.

The south side of the front yard gets fairly decent sunlight. It is planted appropriately.

The brickwork accents the other features of the yard.

A weathered decorative fence makes a great backdrop for wildflowers.

A real shady spot does not have to be empty and barren, nor does it have to be filled with nothing but hostas.

A narrow sliver can still be planted to look attractive and in context as part of a larger garden.

The sees of this Violet Cress were first collected in Warren Woods in southwestern Michigan.

This path, made with large rounded cobblestones. is purely decorative. Trying to walk on it provides very uncomfortable.

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