Six On Saturday: The Woodland Garden and Some

Most Saturdays (some Saturdays I have been too busy in the garden or visiting gardens) I have spent enjoying the posts from the Six on Saturday, Garden Posts…………… So, today I thought that I would jump right in with my garden at TheEndCottage………… I really like my Woodland Garden and this year it is extremely green, due to all the rain we have had! Enjoy!

The Woodland Garden

As you can see we are backed up to a forest! My favorite color in this garden is white!

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

The plants here (ostrich fern, strawberry begonias) are all new to the garden this year (all the hydrangeas along the cottage looked awful after 10 years, for whatever reason, so I tore them out! The ostrich ferns and strawberry begonias are pass along plants from my neighbor………. I fell in love with the Spider Leaf Fatsias, so they went in the garden that will be the new Fern Reserve! We are in the process of adding a new stacked stone wall (all 7 tons of Old Orchard Stone has been ordered) and is next on the agenda in the garden.  I will keep you posted on that! Also, this year I decided to tag every plant in my gardens!

Spider Leaf Fatsia, Strawberry Begonias, Ostrich Ferns

These hosta get huge, but the deer and rabbits love them as much as I do, so we duke it out all summer and fall!


This year I decided to add succulents in the sunny section of the Cottage Garden, just because. The Desert Rose was very different and all those Hen and Chicks, oh my! I placed all the succulents in pots!

Desert Rose Flower and Hen and Chicks “Red Rubin”

I placed the Black Hen and Chicks next to the Green Twister Coneflowers!

Black Hen and Chicks

Plants make the world go round! See you next week! You can find more Six on Saturday posts here!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    I love the desert rose with its Jabba the Hutt type trunk. Do you have to take it indoors during the winter? Wonderful to look out on a forest from your garden.


    1. Jane I didn’t know what you called that trunk on the Desert Rose, but I will look Jabba the Hutt up for sure. Yes, I will have to bring in all these darlings over the winter (to my garage) my neighbor told me. She says they will do just fine there! We’ll see!


      1. janesmudgeegarden says:

        Jabba the Hutt was a gross character in the Star Wars Trilogy. I often think of him when I look at a tortuous Banksia trunk.

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      2. Oh ha ha it’s a good thing you told me! Now I’ll look up banksia!

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  2. Sherry Felix says:

    Lovely garden.

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  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    The gardens are incredibly green! Lovely


  4. cavershamjj says:

    I like hosta too, although I just have slugs and snails to worry about, no deer or rabbits. So far this year I have got off lightly and perhaps foolishly have added a few more hostas. Keeping them pristine is probably unrealistic but i do hope i can keep them presentable…

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    1. We don’t get slugs or snails, must be too hot and humid for them here! I love hostas, but I have to replace them a lot!

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  5. Your garden is looking lovely. I’m in admiration of your hostas – I tried to grow them for a couple of years and tried everything to keep them from being eaten by slugs and snails, but gave up in the end.


    1. Elaine the weather is so different here. I have never seen a slug in my garden! I think it is toooooooo hot and humid here for them!


      1. The slugs were a constant battle. Here in California it seems to be snails that are in abundance in my garden. 😦


      2. I never have seen one of those here either!


      3. That might be because they are all here – in my garden! 😀


  6. Hi! Thank you for following my blog! I like yours, too, so I’ve signed on to follow. Love your photographs and web design. ~ Jo


    1. Thank you ….. it is always interesting to see what others are doing in their gardens.


  7. Where do you live and garden? I am in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, specifically Central Washington state.


    1. Hi I live in North Carolina almost to the South Carolina border.

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  8. A. JoAnn says:

    I’m with you on white flowers in the garden (and variegated foliage). For years, I tried different color schemes in the front borders of our brick home. The house is set far back, and the flowers never showed well from the street. This year, I found some really pretty white petunias. Wow! That was the answer to “what color should I plant?” And, it was by happenstance!


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