The Woodland Garden Is Coming Alive

As we transition into May the woodland garden is really starting to come  alive, Tomorrow will be Mothers Day the unofficial start of the gardening season. The garden centers are bursting at the seams with all manner of plants and tomorrow will probably be a mad house. I will be headed for the woodland garden in two hours even though I would really like to go and spend time being bumped and jostled around the petunias and firecracker plants. I have a lot of patience but I do not like to go elbow to elbow while picking out plants.

This weekend I will be mostly be bringing  supplies and equipment out to the woodland garden for the upcoming weekend. I plan to make it a four day weekend next week so I want to get as much materials and supplies out as possible,.There is always the ability to run out to the home improvement centers for forgotten supplies but I try to reserve that for only last ditch efforts as it is about a 30 mile round trip and I really do not like to spend my time at the woodland garden out shoping.

The trees are just starting to leaf out and soon the canopy of shade will start to fill in and the dappled sunlight will grace the woodland gardens floor. The shade will be a cool and soothing respite from mid summers sun  which will be here soon enough. I truly can say that it is a retreat for the mind, body, and soul being out in the woodland garden and experiencing all that nature can do.

If you have any questions about woodland plants or comments please get in touch I would love to hear from you. Time to head off but a Happy Mothers Day to everyone and we will update you on this weekends adventures tomorrow!


About Glenn

Glenn Bronner is a professional groundskeeper with over 45 years of horticultural experience. Glenn is a published author of hundreds of articles on gardening and gardening related subjects. Glenn gardens in zone 5 in the Chicagoland area. You may visit him at
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