When I first moved into my house almost 10 years ago I had big plans for all kinds of flower gardens. We bought our house in February and the yard was always full of sunlight. It wasn't until spring arrived that I realized all of the maples in my yard would leaf out and my yard was full of shade. I struggled with the idea of shade gardening until one day I happened upon a garden set in the woods of upper Wisconsin. It was there that I realized that you could have beautiful gardens, even if you have full shade. This weekend I had the opportunity to revisit the garden that inspired me, and I took pictures for all of you who don't believe you can garden in the shade.
A sense of tranquility washes over you when you walk through Cathy's wooded garden. Water features lace the gardens, along with treasures from her various trips around the world.