Plant Your Own Woodland Garden
Passionate garden designer Edmund Taylor shows you how to welcome warmer days with drifts of woodland flowers
Photo: Van Chaplin,, Article: Rebecca Bull Reed
Improve Your Soil
Begin with a soil test. Though these flowers will live in acid conditions, many thrive in nearly neutral soil with a pH range
of 6.5 to 7. These plants want loose, friable soil with good drainage (especially in winter). Add organic matter. Edmund layered
6 inches of composted leaves and wood chips several months before planting.