Along the pathway, to the left side of the backyard is the shadier part of the garden. You saw some of it already with the 'Fern Gully' post. We had two dogwoods planted in this area by our landscaper. Will be adding some other spring blooming trees in December when my order from Abbeville Cooperative Extension tree sale comes in.
Fothergilla gardenii 'Mount Airy' has some nice fall color-- looking forward to the honey scented spring blooms.
This little beauty is the bloom of the Serrisa foetida 'Flore Pleno' I brought one with me and bought a second at Park Seed. This is a tiny shrub, gets 2 feet max., is evergreen and blooms off and on all season long. Love it!
The following picture was an attempt at planning. Using the Paint program I played around with placement of some the plants already purchased. I had a variegated Iris from Virginia, the Pieris, and a few Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'.