Scott Stiller wrote:Maybe a Daphne shrub. They’re pretty small and could hang out in the understory of larger plants. They don’t enjoy a lot of light and are the first plants to bloom here in February. Zone 7b. The blooms smell like Fruity Pebbles!
Mk Neal wrote:Think of how you will experience this garden. Do you want to be able to sit under the tree, or in the center of the garden and be surrounded by plants on all sides? Or do you want to fill the whole space with layers of plants to provide a pleasant view from the house? Any eyesores you want to screen out with taller plants, or views you want to highlight or frame?
Mk Neal wrote:I always love walking through the gardens out in San Francsico, but have never lived in that climate so am not sure what plants do best. Why not take a stroll through Russian Hill or down around Pine Grove Park and see what people have growing in their yards? You could also get suggestions at the Botanical gardens.
Kate Muller wrote:
Jeremy Baker wrote:?
That’s a tough situation to be in . Good luck and best wishes. I just take miniature sized bites at a time these days. And get a surprising amount done.
This is exactly what I have spent the last 2 years learning to do. In my case I have a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
Jain Anderson wrote:
Our area is blessed with a 'bark' plant that takes the outer bark from logged trees and sifts it into different sizes for garden use. One would think that pine bark would be acidic, but its actually alkaline so do check how those wood chips are effecting your soil besides providing moisture barrier and potential soil conditioning.
Jo Hunter wrote:
In the meantime, I do the same as Jay and put down pieces of old cardboard/landscape plastic to attract them, then in the morning feed them to the chickens and ducks. I've done this for about 2 weeks, and I'm finding fewer and fewer and seeing a lot less damage.