After reading Tina @ In The Garden’s post about her Woodland Gardens the other day it got me thinking about all the work I did on revamping mine last fall and all the new additions I plan on adding this spring. A couple of days ago I ordered several Hellebores to add to the garden this season. Combined with some of the other new shade plants that I ordered in January it should make for an interesting display from spring to fall. As you can see in the photo this was taken a day or so ago before the snow completely melted. The poor Narcissus are drooping over but should perk back up with the mild temps we will be experiencing over the next few days. Spanish Bluebells, Baby Moon Narcissus, and Grape Hyacinths are just some of the bulbs that will soon be bringing much needed color to this area. The Nandinas and Euonymous provide winter interest with their evergreen foliage. This bed gets morning sun till about 11:00 am and then full shade after that. I’ve found that most plants can tolerate those conditions especially during the brunt of summer when it gets hot & dry here. Plus when the Crepe Myrtle (center of the bed) is in full leaf it provides some filtered shade. I’m considering replacing the Nandina in the far corner with a Camelia this year too. Along the other side of this sidewalk is where I plan on making a large border bed with some Dogwoods and other perennials. The terra cotta container has Thalia Daffodils with Elfin Thyme as a groundcover. I’ll sprinkle some Zinnia seeds (profusion series) in there come April. I can’t wait to see how the revamping and new additions to the Woodland Garden looks come May.